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    Quite often I hear that women are attracted to rich men. I'm interested to see what people think about this.

    Girls, are you attracted to rich men? Does a flash car make you feel more attracted to a guy? Would you go out with a guy that makes very little money?

    OKCupid found that after a male is 23 years old, the income he says he has (on his profile) dramatically changes the number of messages he gets from women:

    http://cdn.okcimg.com/blog/lies/Male...comeBright.png


    Here's some scientific research on this as well. It seems to confirm the idea:

    (Original post by "http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=6&art_id= 52791&sid=15225820&con_type=1&d_ str=20070905&fc=4)
    People may want to think they are looking for like- minded soul mates. but the reality is simply that men are attracted to beauty and women are attracted to wealth.

    Research gathered in a scientific speed-dating study reveals that when it comes to the rules of attraction, people behave like stereotypical Neanderthals.

    The findings confirm the cliche of "feminine beauty plus masculine money equals love."

    The new research also confirms that, while humans may pride themselves on being highly evolved, men really do go for an attractive mate - though will make do with someone who falls somewhat short of this ideal - while women - apparently understanding this - adjust their desire for a "high-quality" mate according to how attractive they perceive themselves to be.

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    In other words, beautiful women want rich men. That is the conclusion of research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Peter Todd of Indiana University, Lars Penke of Berlin's Humboldt University, Barbara Fasolo of the London School of Economics, and Alison Lenton of the University of Edinburgh.

    Todd said the problem with earlier work that suggested that likes attract was that the scientists had simply asked people about preferences, while the new work shows what they actually did in a real-world setting - a commercial speed-dating operation with 46 people in Munich.

    After the session, in which each potential pair of subjects met briefly and recorded their interest in dating one another again, the researchers compared what they said they were looking for with what they actually did. In their self- assessments, subjects claimed their ideal mate would be similar to themselves.

    In the dating session, however, men and women acted in line with evolutionary theory.

    "We found that what men and women say they want is not the same as what they actually choose, and that the actual choices made by men and women accord with a rough evolutionary- predicted trade-off, in this case between men's overall mate value combining their wealth and status, family commitment and health and women's self-perceived attractiveness," Todd said. Women dominate this trade-off, he said, because "men are much less discriminating."

    Although people may claim otherwise, beauty is the key for men, since it signifies "good genes," while women, the choosier of the sexes, leverage their looks for security and commitment," Todd said. "Ancestral individuals who made their mate choices in this way - women trading off their attractiveness for higher quality men, and men looking for any attractive women who would accept them - would have had an evolutionary advantage in greater numbers of successful offspring."
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    Yup all girls check your bank account before looking at you then considering dating you
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    This question is soo complicated lol. Its like no cause you don't wanna be a shallow ***** but then yeah cause it might get boring if you never did anything like go out. But then if a guy was totally amazing and didn't have much money, it wouldn't be such a big deal would it?
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    Not in the slightest- I'd actually be put off a guy who had loads of posh stuff and liked to flash his cash. For me if a guy was filthy rich it would probably show that he had very different values to me and for that reason I wouldn't be interested.
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    basically according to this if you are 18 and making 100k - unlucky, yet one year later when you are 19 you are raking it in.

    but oh no another year after that no one is interested anymore, sorry.
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    (Original post by Spexzzz)
    Yup all girls check your bank account before looking at you then considering dating you
    lol wow, you've been dating interesting girls, how exactly did they see your bank statement?
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    Not at all. Literally couldn't care less if he was a millionaire or completely broke.
    I know some people might go "pfff yeah right" but really, for some reason money has never meant much to me in any way.
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    No.
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    Most are indirectly. Nice suit, good hair etc etc
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    Personality and appearance come first.
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    (Original post by IlexBlue)
    Not at all. Literally couldn't care less if he was a millionaire or completely broke.
    I know some people might go "pfff yeah right" but really, for some reason money has never meant much to me in any way.
    THIS.
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    In all honesty, I always thought that I would be someone who would pretend that they didn't but unconsciously did like men more if they had money.

    But I suprised myself the other day: there's a guy I know who really fancies me, and I was speaking to a friend and she said that she knew for a fact that he is VERY rich. I realised that this really didn't change my feelings toward him: I didn't fancy him any more than I did before, I still didn't like him in that way.

    I was actually quite pleased with myself, just because supposedly it is meant to be important to women. For that reason, I don't think I am attracted to men with money that much.

    Having said that though, I do go for genorosity. As in, he will offer to pay, even if we both know he can't afford it. To me, that is very sweet and even if I won't let him do it, the gesture is really charming.
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    Another study I just found:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/s...dy-claims.html



    A man's riches, not his looks, are most important if he wants to settle down, according to a pioneering study of the "marriage market" by psychologists.

    Although there have been many lab based studies that have suggested that women are drawn to men of high status, power and wealth, rather than just looks, a new study provides hard evidence of the marriage market in action.

    The survey of more than 20,000 American men, based on historical data from the turn of the last century, suggests how when men become in short supply, for instance in the wake of the First World War, women are happy to put up with poorer partners of lesser social sway.

    And when men are commonplace, women are in the driving seat and become correspondingly more choosy, driving a hard bargain for the richest and most powerful men, with the marriage prospects of a male pauper being "drastically reduced".
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    (Original post by Sweet_Heart)
    In all honesty, I always thought that I would be someone who would pretend that they didn't but unconsciously did like men more if they had money.

    But I suprised myself the other day: there's a guy I know who really fancies me, and I was speaking to a friend and she said that she knew for a fact that he is VERY rich. I realised that this really didn't change my feelings toward him: I didn't fancy him any more than I did before, I still didn't like him in that way.

    I was actually quite pleased with myself, just because supposedly it is meant to be important to women. For that reason, I don't think I am attracted to men with money that much.

    Having said that though, I do go for genorosity. As in, he will offer to pay, even if we both know he can't afford it. To me, that is very sweet and even if I won't let him do it, the gesture is really charming.
    Suck him dry, that's the way.
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    It's survival of the fittest.

    Girl's are instantly drawn in by wealthy men. Nothing but Gold-diggers, choose your women wisely lads.
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    Girls will never go backwards in terms of status, maybe only a minority of girls would go for a guy that's not on her levels in terms of income and lifestyle; whereas for guys it's not so big a deal.
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    Another one that's related:

    http://bps-research-digest.blogspot....appeal-to.html

    Hundreds of passers-by in Cardiff city centre were asked to rate the attractiveness of a young man or woman portrayed in a photograph sitting in a car. Male participants all rated the same woman, and female participants all rated the same man. Crucially, half the participants saw the man or woman sat at the wheel of a Ford Fiesta whilst the other half saw the man or woman sat at the wheel of a Bentley Continental (worth a cool £75000, approximately, at the time of testing).

    Pilot research had established that, against a blank background, the photographed man and woman were perceived as equally attractive by the opposite sex (both scoring approximately mid-way on an attractiveness scale) and also that male and female participants didn't differ from each other in the aesthetic ratings they gave to the two models of car. The stand out message from the research proper, however, is that the man was rated as significantly more attractive when he was seen sat in the Bentley rather than the Fiesta, whereas the woman's perceived attractiveness was unaffected by the car she happened to be sitting in.
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    There are biological factors within a woman that responds to men that seem wealthy, because subconsciously we think we will get pregnant and need a man to provide for that (in the same way men look for boobs, small waist, healthy body, to have a woman that makes good babies).

    Luckily we are able to rise above that in 2010. I don't want a guy that's flashy, but I want someone that can at least be able to pay his share for our meals, participate in the things I want to do and go on holiday where I want to go (and I have a consumption which is above average). Dating at 20 is one thing, when I'm considering marriage, he needs good finances. That's one of the requirements to be able to settle down. If I don't have proper feelings for him, or he's missing something on a personal level, obviously he cannot make up for that by being rich. It's just something that comes in addition.
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    (Original post by Advanced Subsidiary)
    Suck him dry, that's the way.
    That's the opposite of what I was saying - I like him to offer, because I find that really gentlemanly and it makes me go all :heart: ...

    But I would NEVER let him actually go through with it, it would just make me really want to kiss him for being so sweet haha...

    But maybe that's just me
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    If it was a choice between someone who was rich and someone who was poor, and there was nothing else to separate them, then yes I probably would choose the richer one.

    Money is the roots of all evils.. I'd work on the assumption that if we were financially stable, we'd have less arguments
 
 
 
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