At the moment I’m very happy.” Financial stress was the biggest reason for relationship breakdowns in Australia, the 2011 Relationships Indicators Survey revealed.
Taking that dismal fact into consideration, doesn’t it make sense to look for someone with money?
But then there is a group of women who have absolutely no issue whatsoever hooking up with a man purely for his dough.
Call them what you want – “gold diggers”, “sugar babes”, “exploiters”, “opportunists” – they prey on men with money and do so without guilt or shame.
“I just remember why I like to date rich men,” she says, laughing.
“There is always a sort of persona that I like in rich men – the confidence of being able to look after you.
“People that have made their own money often possess the characteristics that I like in a man – they are successful, driven and motivated.” Throughout the conversation, Tracey shows no sign of guilt or shame for her actions because, as she explained, she makes her true intentions known. Interestingly, while many of the men appear to be after surface attributes like looks, Tracey says nearly all of the men she sees go into the relationships hoping to fall in love – and that’s where they get let down.
“Everyone is different, with money or not, but men with money are always at social outings so looking good and being presentable is definitely an attribute,” Tracey said.“Financial security is important to people but it is only one factor. Some people let it slide but when the time comes and there is not enough to pay a bill it can cause issues.” Ms Fletcher says couple should set goals and work together to make all their dreams come true.