Dating economics

“Money itself is not nearly as important as are money habits,” says Robert Braglia, a financial planner in New York.

Adshade’s key advice for would-be romantics: Broaden the criteria you are looking for in a mate.

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As someone who regularly gives relationship advice and sees the impact of dating on her friends, I’ve become completely and utterly convinced that the modern dating scene is as poisonous as can be.

We live in a world where lashing out due to rejection, ghosting, fading, cheating, and unsolicited dick pics has become the norm rather than the exception.

At the same time we are estimating others’ value, and whether they are likely to respond – or whether they are “out of our league.” Then we are weighing interested suitors against the “opportunity costs” that there may be other, ‘better’ options still out there.

And we make these judgments against the backdrop that we are all, sadly, depreciating assets.

“Men and women prefer a high-income partners over low-income partners,” the authors wrote in the journal Quantitative Marketing and Economics. “Someone’s income will almost always factor into the equation,” says Douglas Kobak, a financial planner in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

“This income preference is more pronounced for women.” The takeaway: As much as we like to think we are beyond the days of Jane Austen, when suitors were evaluated largely based on how much money they brought in – the famous Mr. “When you are becoming serious, you need to consider what your partner is bringing to the table besides love and a good time.We hope that you will join us for a lively evening discussion of economics, game theory, and dating.We're going bankrupt in an oversaturated market.So, perhaps, that may mean people quitting online dating because it’s become a hellhole.Perhaps that means more people need to rage-quit the scene.We no longer treat one another as humans, and why would we?

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