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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

Purple

January 24th, 2012
3:44 pm

I never loan anything I expect to get back.

Leggs no drinks or wacky tobacky for me!

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
3:44 pm

disco – Well since you’ll be going there anyway, go ahead and wire me some money as too. Thanks in advance ;-)

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
3:45 pm

disco

January 24th, 2012
3:47 pm

I hear you slim but like they say “charity starts at home”.

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
3:48 pm

some money too, not some money ‘as’ too

SexyCool

January 24th, 2012
3:53 pm

disco – you can send my PayPal…it’s cheaper…and just as fast.

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
3:55 pm

@disco ~ you can look at it as an early wedding present to SexyC!

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
3:55 pm

disco – I wasn’t trying to jump in line. I’m cool with waiting for you to take care of home. I’ll wait lol j/k

I’m about ready to go now…66 minutes left and counting

I wonder if the female body found is that of Ms. English, the missing lady. Even though I don’t wish that on her, I would at least like the family to get some closure. That sucks…

Purple

January 24th, 2012
4:09 pm

I read that case the last guy to see her and her friend that she called said that Ms. English was acting very strange before she went missing.

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
4:12 pm

Purp – I read that as well…they say so far there is no known cause of death for the dead woman found that they believe could be her. Further testing/investigating will have to be done i.e dental records or fingerprints. That’s so terrible…

disco

January 24th, 2012
4:12 pm

hey – I’m just happy that he didn’t offer to pay me back when he got his income taxes. y’all know that’s the line right there.

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
4:21 pm

disco – On Jugde Mathis, whenever someone says that the payment agreement was “when I get my income taxes back” he always starts laughing and gives them a hard time about it. I guess he AlWays hears that excuse

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
4:36 pm

@JustMe ~ there was an episode a few weeks back where one woman said she would pay another back with her taxes and Judge Mathis said “let me guess, you never saw that money?” The woman said she paid when her taxes came and Judge Mathis was shocked saying she deserved an award in that she’s the first in all his years to hear someone actually paid someone back with their tax money.

JustMe - Slim

January 24th, 2012
4:43 pm

Leggs – I actually saw that episode. :lol: That’s so crazy that that situation was the exception.

Purple

January 24th, 2012
4:51 pm

I can’t remember the last time I had a tax refund

Leggs

January 24th, 2012
4:55 pm

Well, PR, this is the first year in my entire life I am filing first week of February just so I can complete this daggone FAFSA application. What a pain in me behind….

Nite!