Dating a broke man

03 Mar

When I found myself buying my own chocolate bars and roses one Valentine’s Day, yet I had a boyfriend is when I gave up on broke men; especially those who like being kept by women.Dating a broke man is one of the biggest challenges a woman can experience in life. I think it’s great that you are taking this opportunity to better yourself.Archaeologists use the exponential, radioactive decay of carbon 14 to estimate the death dates of organic material.I still don’t equate it to whether I am happy or not (and never will), although I acknowledge money certainly makes things easier.I never made a lot of money in my career — newspaper journalism — but that didn’t stop men from dating me, or two men from marrying me.That’s why the pro-marriage people have it all wrong when they say marriage will get low-income women out of poverty.

Now that I’m at midlife, however, and helping to get two kids through college, hoping to retire one day, and dealing with the never-ending costs of living (my broken clavicle cost me of money, despite my health insurance, and my car appears to have an electrical problem, no doubt a pricey problem, that I need to deal with ASAP), I think about money a wee bit more.

Guys, there is nothing personal, that’s just the way it its.

Men should not take this personally, because money is a very important factor that women consider when choosing long-term partners.

At one point in my life, I remember naïvely telling myself: “I’m going to marry for love not for money.” I got a couple of guys who had great potential but unfortunately, were ever broke.

So I ended up paying for dates, buying them airtime and lending out money that was never returned.