A group of MIT researchers conducted a study about “economic behavior” and what factors influence how we spend, save, acquire debt as consumers. Not surprising, a lot of our spending habits are related to seeking romantic partners. You guys know how I love these scientific studies!
Data was collected from 134 US cities that included the sex ratios of unmarried people, average consumer debt, and the number of credit cards per person. What they discovered was that in cities where unmarried men outnumbered unmarried women, there was more personal debt and more credit cards per person.
If you have ever seen Love Jones, you may remember the scene where Hollywood says, “You don’t need poetry to get women”. Savon replys, “Try a breath mint and a Visa.”
Funny enough, I thought of this when reading about the study.
How do you think our spending habits impact the dating scene. Does the money we spend make us believe we stand out more, thereby attracting more?
Do you believe we rely too much on money to meet, date, and mate in Atlanta?
Is the competition to seek out the best mates influencing how we spend money and acquire more debt?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog