If you meet someone for whom those superficial qualities are all-important (e.g.
This gives men the freedom to choose a partner based on what matters most – character, kindness, fun, humor, compatibility – as opposed to mere earning potential. So why do women treat being high-earners like it’s a curse?
The Good Men Project recently pondered, what’s a man without money? I’ve never been one to focus on money — my own or someone else’s — or see it as a path to happiness.
Now that I’m at midlife, however, and helping to get two kids through college, hoping to retire one day, and dealing with the never-ending costs of living (my broken clavicle cost me of money, despite my health insurance, and my car appears to have an electrical problem, no doubt a pricey problem, that I need to deal with ASAP), I think about money a wee bit more.
Here are some of the most illuminating answers from the Reddit thread. My father and step mother were given custody of me, they are hardcore bikers.
I grew up learning learning how to sell drugs, fight, work on bikes, make moonshine, etc. My SO comes from upper middle class, went to private school, family celebrates birthdays, having a fridge half filled of food is "getting low" etc. [...] We never worry about money because I can make a twenty feed us for weeks and she knows when to remind me to spend money on myself. I was ecstatic that I had my first 5 driving lessons paid for me as my present from my parents.