When you first start dating someone, you’re evaluating them for compatibility with your values, searching for clues for where their interests meet yours. Two new surveys have found that how much our dates earn is not a concern, but whether or not they are in debt definitely does.
Surveys: Paychecks are ‘irrelevant,’ but amount of debt is not
A survey conducted by job review site Fairygodboss.com found that a date is not likely to walk away if your salary is in the low digits. Both men and women in the survey answered that they would seek a long-term relationship with someone even if they made significantly less money than them.
In fact, one in three men and one in four women said that the thought of their partner’s salary did not even cross their mind, saying that their salary was “irrelevant.”
But a separate survey indicates that when it comes to what their partner may owe, that number was, in fact, a relationship-ending concern.