Once seen as a haven for desperates and weirdos, online dating has evolved into a socially acceptable — if not required — way to find that mysterious "one." Or even just a willing one night stand.
“I don’t care about how much a woman makes, but stating my income helps me sniff out the gold-diggers,” he said.
“If a woman’s income is low, or she doesn’t include it, and she is Eastern European and lives in Staten Island, I assume she’s only interested in my money.” Several divorced women I know say that they value their own financial independence too much to be involved with a man who may be a burden, and so they reveal their income online – and keep an eye out for men who would fit with their program.
Most of these were first dates, though one marketing executive, fresh from a divorce from a stay-at-home mom to whom he is paying copious alimony, told me he appreciated the months we spent together: “It was important to be with someone who’s in command of her own life and doesn’t just need me to be a financial engine.” In other words, because I was financially independent, he felt secure that I cared for him for who he is – not what he earns.
Money is a tricky subject, and money and dating is prickly territory.
In the course of my research, I came across one lengthy profile that was witty and well-written enough to hold my attention.
It helped that the 42-year-old writer stated that he earned more than 0,000, which I thought was a little suspicious given he said he was earning a Ph D and worked in academia.
It's clear that men want more than just sex when they turn to online dating.
They want a real connection,'" said Larry Cervantes, Chief Communications Officer at Anastasia Date, an international dating site that commissioned the survey.
The problem with online dating right now isn't whether or not the men on their want relationships with women or just blow jobs from them. Maybe Anastasia Date (does no one use spaces anymore?
- Millionaire Match has been a leading internet dating site for over 16 years and has been mentioned favorably in numerous online articles.
My friend Cassie, an investment banker in her late 30s, rules out men who list an income online that’s “really, really low – like ,000.” But she claims to be more open-minded about a guy’s earnings when she meets him in person.