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Single life: Money and mating

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

116 comments Add your comment

Willie Dynamite

January 24th, 2012
1:13 pm

Afternoon All,

On Topic – where is it written that you have to go into debt just to get to know someone better? Folks (esp. Men) have to do a better job of qualifying people whom you devote your time. I have no remorse for dudes that go into debt and rack up visa charges for chicks that get ghost after a few encounters, Then these dumbazzes figure maybe ill take the next chick to a better restaurant only to get the same outcome. It is not the Lobster and Steak its YOU. When you act like a sponsor don’t get mad at ALL women when a few treat you like a sponsor.

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
1:14 pm

Kym – Aw, nothing much…just playing Three Little Pigs and are getting close to the part where swiss gets blown down…oops I meant his house gets blown down. :lol: kidding (I feel like a new comedian on stage for an audience of 2 people; the bartender and the bouncer)

i'm swiss

January 24th, 2012
1:20 pm

Well, d@mn, Slim… You’re gonna have me going “wee! wee! wee!” all the way home… :lol:

(R. Kelly reference in 3… 2… 1…)

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
1:25 pm

WD – Those were my thoughts exactly. It’s no one else fault but your own if you’re going in debt trying to buy someones attention. If that’s the case, just do the escort thing and keep it all the way legit. That way, if you are left alone feeling lonely, it simply means you need to add more $$ to the puddy meter.

swiss – That made me think of the new commercial with the pig riding down a zip line :lol: Well, that’s what I thought of at first, then i wondered it’s kinda cool outside to be wee weeing on yourself all the way home.

Amen.........

January 24th, 2012
1:27 pm

Amen Brotha WillieD

Kym

January 24th, 2012
1:29 pm

Okay somewhere in heaven Bernie Mac is screaming “Hit Me!”

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
1:31 pm

:lol: I immediately pictured him doing that weird dance when he says that. Good one Kym ;-)

Kym

January 24th, 2012
1:35 pm

@Slim I was just looking for the video..I think its “Kick It” not Hit Me..girl I miss Bernie!! My favorite is when he breaks down the use of the word MF…the word MF is a noun..it describes a person, place or thing

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
1:38 pm

Have you seen Kevin Harts latest show, Laugh at my Pain?

Kym

January 24th, 2012
1:40 pm

@slim not yet I have seen some outtakes…but I keep missing it.

GOLDPACK

January 24th, 2012
1:40 pm

you gon learn toooooday….l….o…n….g

sup folks

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
1:41 pm

Good Afternoon.

I do not lead with my wallet…it’s raggedy so I would probably drop change all over while I lead much like Hansel and Gretal.

When I date, I date within my means. I’m not trying to impress anyone with monetary influences. If I can’t impress you with who I am as a person, we simply are not compatible.

I is tired, are you guys still on topic.

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
1:46 pm

Kym – I know they’ve been showing it on Comedy Central but it’s also at Red Box too.

Leggs – I don’t even have a wallet…go figure. Um, the topic probably didn’t last past the first few hours but there are some straggler posts On topic. We’re really reaching to entertain ourselves at this point. Attendance has been down since the end of last year. Maybe we need an emergency blog staff meeting ;-)

GOLDPACK

January 24th, 2012
1:51 pm

Wow, slim is the blog loosing steam..this use to be must see tv…say it aint so…

SexyCool

January 24th, 2012
1:57 pm

Okay…apparently this is the only place I can vent. So…here goes………..

WHY in west hell do you think because you are somewhat attractive, may be a little bit charming and because I have allowed you to come into my office, occasionally, before your shift starts to shoot the breeze (in the name of management/employee relations) that when it comes down to it that I will not do my job and write your ass up when you violate?

Especially, when it’s some ish that I’ve been harping on for months?!? Hell…some frickin’ body has to be the example. And now YOU mad.

(They are playing Dance Dance Revolution all over my last nerves up in this piece this week….)

#MakeEmStop

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
1:59 pm

@JustMe ~ I was at the hotel last night when at 1:59 am the freaking hotel alarms start blaring and voice comes out of the wall bellowing there’s a need for evacuation. I must have jumped about 10 feet into the air cuz I was scared shytless. I had down 3 maragaritas earlier in the evening and couldn’t find my freaking tank top. I knew I couldn’t run into the hallway topless so I quickly grabbed one of the big towels from the bathroom and ran into the hallway…scarf on head, towel around my chest, one sock on, one sock off looking a hot freaking mess. I found my dang jogging pants, but not my tank top….

How’s that for a little entertainment piece.

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
1:59 pm

@JustMe ~ I was at the hotel last night when at 1:59 am the freaking hotel alarms start blaring and voice comes out of the wall bellowing there’s a need for evacuation. I must have jumped about 10 feet into the air cuz I was scared ishtless. I had down 3 maragaritas earlier in the evening and couldn’t find my freaking tank top. I knew I couldn’t run into the hallway topless so I quickly grabbed one of the big towels from the bathroom and ran into the hallway…scarf on head, towel around my chest, one sock on, one sock off looking a hot freaking mess. I found my dang jogging pants, but not my tank top….

How’s that for a little entertainment piece.

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
2:00 pm

GP – It seems to be that way, but not sure why. You feel familiar to me and with a name like Gold Pack, I’m almost scared to ask if that has anything to do with a brand of wang covers…Hmmmm interesting

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
2:03 pm

scarf on head, towel around my chest, one sock on, one sock off looking a hot freaking mess :lol: :lol:

Leggs – This is sooo funny to me because I may go to bed with two socks on, but by the morning, i’m rubbing my belly and eyes on the way to the bathroom with only one sock on. lol Even when i’m at work, I tend to always at least take One shoe off. Maybe it’s my dual geminian nature lol

Was it at least a false alarm?

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
2:07 pm

SC – That’s the way it goes. Maybe they thought by putting in a little face time that it would be enough for you not to get all ‘business’ on them.

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
2:07 pm

Yes, thank goodness it was a false alarm. But man that annoucement and alarms are LOUD!!! If I had to run out topless covering my apples with my hand (I grew from a grape) I would have cuz my behind was getting the heck out of that room!

Because of the false alarm I got all our sleeping rooms for the group half off! Yay! Mine was free cuz I found blood stains on my duvet (sp?)…YEP!

i'm swiss

January 24th, 2012
2:07 pm

So, what you’re telling us, Leggs, is that you sleep buck nekkidid… :D :lol:

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
2:10 pm

I had on drawers!!!! When I can’t control the temperature in the room, I have to shed the clothing.

Willie Dynamite

January 24th, 2012
2:12 pm

Leggs- I read your comment and thought, Toga Toga Toga. And for the record only Men and Old Women wear drawers.

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
2:16 pm

I know WillieD. I said drawers on purpose. I wear Hane Hipsters!

GOLDPACK

January 24th, 2012
2:16 pm

@SLIM…yep it the name for wang covers….goldpack..and you know who I be…i have used many names…stiff dizzle and bubble gum…yoni lover….horse dizzle…rell…lol

i'm swiss

January 24th, 2012
2:18 pm

Thong tha- thong thong thong….

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
2:19 pm

Ewwwww, blood on the duvet YUCK! I recall one time I stayed at a hotel and the comforter smelled like booty :shock: They don’t really wash those thangs

disco

January 24th, 2012
2:23 pm

and speaking of comedians and underwear I thought of the wayans brothers (shawn and marlon) and their tendency to say “panty drawers”. sort of like panty is the adjective and drawers is the noun. if that’s the case then I guess everyone wears drawers.

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
2:27 pm

Sring bikinis, hanes boy shorts, bikini briefs

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
2:34 pm

swiss – You started the new gig yet? If so, how has it been so far?

i'm swiss

January 24th, 2012
2:37 pm

Slim — I have, indeed. So far, so good. First 3 weeks I was on the road — LA the first 2 weeks of Jan & Cincy for a couple days last week. But now starting to settle into the normal routine — i.e. working from home, sans pants. ;-) :lol:

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
2:39 pm

Ohhh ok, now it’s all coming together. Now I see why you were singing this around the house, “Thong tha- thong thong thong” You wouldn’t happen to be playing Sisco on the radio would ya?

All the way from the "303"

January 24th, 2012
2:41 pm

” Sring bikinis, hanes boy shorts, bikini briefs”

Hmmmmm……… (sliding back into my hiding place)

i'm swiss

January 24th, 2012
2:42 pm

Well, now that you mention it, I do have a little Sisqo in my iTunes, but all the “thongs” were wishful thinking for Leggs‘ drawers… :lol:

Velonese

January 24th, 2012
2:49 pm

The LAST thing I want a woman to know is that I have a little money, I don’t want to attract the wrong types and I don’t want someone to want me for the wrong reasons. I even don’t let a woman come to my house till at least the 6 month mark or longer depending on trust issues. But all in all I am hoping to never marry, but strange things have been known to happen before so who knows. In any case I know I am happy, and would like to add to it, but I will certainly not hold my breath, if certain laws were changed I would be more agreeable to it.

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
2:50 pm

Oh, I finally found that T for my bikinis…should be sTring bikinis ;-)

kimmie

January 24th, 2012
2:51 pm

SCool – Did you get my email I sent this morning?

kimmie

January 24th, 2012
2:52 pm

Willie D – That wack dude on V103 needed to hear from you this morning. Got nobody to blame but himself!

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
3:00 pm

Hanes boy shorts are the bees knees…

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
3:07 pm

Hello GoldPack!

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
3:08 pm

GoldPack maybe related to GoldMember

disco

January 24th, 2012
3:13 pm

when we were talking about trust on here I mentioned that I had two brothers and that if I lent both of them money I trusted one of them to pay it back and the other one never to pay it back. guess which one just called asking to “borrow” money?

Purple

January 24th, 2012
3:23 pm

My eyes must be playing tricks on me, I thought the last message was from abc.

I don’t thin spending habits have anything to do with dating habits unless you are the person you or dating are shallow.

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
3:30 pm

Too funny, disco! Whatcha gonna do since the word “borrow” is used?

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
3:31 pm

Hey Purp, have you taken a swig of the moonshine this afternoon? :lol:

disco

January 24th, 2012
3:35 pm

leggs – actually he’s been pretty good lately. I used to count on giving him one “loan” per year. it’s probably been a couple of years now – almost 3 – since I’ve had to help him out with anything. I’m a bit perturbed that the situation is a “western union” situation as opposed to a “check’s in the mail” situation but it is what it is.

SexyCool

January 24th, 2012
3:36 pm

I’m putting a sign on my door that says, “My name is not Kizzy. The slaves were emanicipated over a hundred fifty years ago.:
(lol)

kimmie

January 24th, 2012
3:36 pm

disco – My mom just stopped using “borrow” with us, she said it insulted her,lol! If she could swing it, she would just tell us “I’m GIVING you the money”. If she didn’t get paid back she wouldn’t be disappointed. Of course, your “credit” wasn’t good with her if you promised to pay back but didn’t. She never “gave” what she couldn’t stand to lose.

disco

January 24th, 2012
3:42 pm

kimmie – like I said I know better than to even expect it back from this particular brother. now maybe, just maybe, one day he’ll surprise me but I’ll never bank on it. the funny thing is two nights ago I dreamed about my brother. he was getting jumped by 3 guys and I laid down on top of him to try to shield some of the blows. I called him yesterday to see if things were cool. he didn’t let on anything. I talked to him at lunch today. he didn’t let on anything. he called about 30 minutes ago and finally let the cat out the bag. my mom’s the same way when she needs something. it takes her forever to finally let me know what it is that she needs. now – my family knows me. they know I’ll talk mad trash but at the end of the day I’ll never ever leave them hanging unless I’m hanging with them.