Can Money Change Your Relationship?

United States
June 4, 2007 3:45am CST
I've noticed that sometimes a girl will date a guy who is flat broke or can't afford to buy her things. The girl will still date the guy, tho. Is that a weird thing?
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8 responses
• China
4 Jun 07
Though i love beautiful things and i love money indeed while i don't think money can change my relationship that i have chosen.Especially he was flat broke.I have no idea to leave him.He need more help and love at this time.Even i don't love him,for me i can't leave him.Because i believe myself.I can earn enough money to afford our life.If you have high eyes and willing to work hard,you would find there are many money around you and waiting you.In fact i really wish there is nothing money trouble between i with my husband.:)
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• United States
7 Jun 07
Here's what I'll say about this: people are together for a reason, one is usually passive, the other is active. Sounds like a case of female intuition and nurturing.
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• China
7 Jun 07
Yeah,maybe you're right.I'll continute what i have chosen.Thank you for your response.May you good life.
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@helenying (120)
• China
4 Jun 07
Though this world is becoming matrial world. Many people only have money in their eyes. It's not all. We should believe there is still true love in this world.
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• United States
7 Jun 07
Ah, well I think that's a good positive outlook to have, thanks for sharing. But, what I'm asking is: If you had money, wouldn't you be tempted to look elsewhere for love? People can always justify their answers with things like "True Love" or "It was meant to be." When people say things like that, it seems to me that it's an issue of power, rather than reality. Don't forget that people are easily swayed by cognitive dissonance.
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@shadjee1 (604)
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
Some poeple think that money is everything. But if someone is broke and a girl still dates the guy then it can mean some other thing. It can mean that the girl likes the guy.
• United States
7 Jun 07
I think you're right. Maybe it's just the nature of patriarchal society, men wouldn't mind dating a broke girl, if she was nice and cute.
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@angela2006 (1846)
• China
4 Jun 07
money is not all and I think money can not change our relationship because we all do not have money now,but we love each other very much and we live happily everyday.
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• United States
7 Jun 07
Ha, you're probably right. I think it's only after you have money that things start to get screwed up. After you get used to a ritzy lifestyle, you tend to view things a bit different, would you agree?
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
4 Jun 07
My husband before we got married was flat broke. Now, he is rich. it is called ambition!
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• United States
7 Jun 07
Well, that's a nice thing to be. Do you think it's a good thing or a bad effect on your relationship? That's what I'm asking.
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@Amit1975 (204)
• India
7 Jun 07
It is possible that a girl will date a guy who is flat broke.The thing is,they both like each other.Then there will be no problem.
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@jade1986 (567)
• India
9 Jun 07
money does change the status of relationships but that happens more in case of people who are mean and have no genuine feelings for the person they are dating. If a girl really loves a boy then she will always accept him the way he is, she will never look for money or luxury but only love. but this is not the case everytime, and so money does affect relationships.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
I've noticed that women will stand by men regardless of what the men are like. It's weird, and maybe has to do with child-rearing, but women seem to stick with loser guys. I think that women sometimes enjoy being "there" for a guy.
@tamskie (388)
• Philippines
8 Jun 07
Yes, money can change a relationship but money can never change a strong relationship or I mean a "real relationship". Here in the Philippines, girls don't date guys who don't have the money unless they are really serious with the guy they are dating or when they really like the guy.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
You never know! There are plenty of millionaires who were once broke. The guy may be poor at the moment, but may have lots of potential.