Dating : Thoughts On Dating Someone That Makes Less Than You?
Speaking as a woman, this is something that crosses my mind frequently. Honestly I would prefer that my potential partner is either making or striving to make about what I make or more. I’m not saying this to sound like a gold-digger. I strive to be responsible for my own finances and well-being and, in the future, I would like to have separate accounts + a shared account that we can pool our money into to cover shared expenses. I’ve been with a previous partner that expected me to foot the bill when I made more and he didn’t try very hard because I was able to cover our shared expenses (it was a shitty situation, esp because it was before I settled into a career and was living paycheck to paycheck to cover what my partner didn’t bring in). Anyways, now that I’ve been dating for awhile, I’ve definitely become way more judgemental about what the person I go out with does for a living.
So, I’m curious, do you give up on potential matches because of what they do/how much they make? What are your thoughts on dating someone that makes less money than you?