Dating with no money

It was actually easier without him.” I’m sure I’m not the only girl growing up whose mother told her that it’s just as easy to love a rich guy as it is to love a poor one.

A few years ago, the book — boys get the same message, and even in this presumably enlightened age, I just can’t see a parent encouraging a son to “marry up.” Earlier this summer, a study (OK, funded by a credit report agency so I take it with a grain of salt) indicated financial responsibility and financial compatibility was more important or just as important as career ambition, physical attraction and sex and intimacy, especially for women.

The couple can avoid violating the “man earns more” social norm if the woman works part time or leaves the labor force altogether. But what if the woman stays in the labor force and earn more than her spouse? tweet So, here’s how it appears to work: Unemployed, under-employed and low-paid women are still dateable and marriage material, while guys are not.

The I-get-increasingly-less-romantic-with-each-date guy. Many men break out all the stops early on in the dating process, but by the fifth of sixth date, the laziness starts to creep in.

Often times when this line is pulled, its code for "I'm looking for a marriage and kids, just not with you." Steer clear. But men who are constantly suggesting that they want to just stay in and watch a movie early on in the dating game are likely the lazy type, or only out for sex.

There are 10 percent more young women than young men going to college each year, and while the average pay of a woman is still lower than her male counterpart, there have never been so many power women at the top of their prospective industries. Men are creatures who live their lives in a compartmentalized fashion. The foundation has been built, and he is working on building the first floor.

As a matchmaker and dating expert in Beverly Hills, I see this reality each day, and it is often a struggle for these career-oriented women to date. Yes, he has thought about the upstairs and mapped out the six bedrooms, lounge and office (I am in Beverly Hills, darling!

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