Sorry, I couldn’t resist. And who doesn’t love Abba?
So, yesterday there was this new post/study from YourTango blowing up twitter. It seems that 75% of Women Would Not Marry Someone Who Was Unemployed. Shocking!
So not shocking.
Also revealed was that 65% of those same women wouldn’t get married if they, themselves, were unemployed. Both of these stats make total sense to me. Marriage is, amongst other things, a business arrangement. And getting married while you or your beloved is unemployed sounds like a bad business decision to me.
This doesn’t mean that women can’t fall in love with unemployed men (which was certainly the implication of some of yesterday’s twitter action). Rather, 75% are sensible enough to realize that it’s probably a good idea to wait until their future hubby gets back into the workforce.
Anyway, I actually read beyond the headline and found some info in the study that is interesting. To me.
32 percent of women in a relationship make more money than their partner. 50 percent of women would marry someone who earned significantly less than them, while 41 percent wouldn’t marry someone who earned significantly less than them.
That’s half of all women surveyed saying they’d marry someone who earned significantly less than them. Not, IMO, a small number. Especially when you consider societal norms and all that.
So kids… it’s been a while. It’s time for a poll. I want to know what you think of this. Does money make the world go round?
For the women:
For the guys:
Tags: money, poll, quote, YourTango