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    Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?

    Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?

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    Re: Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?

    If a woman is going to judge me on my personal possessions than I rather not talk to that woman.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?

    I think it's fine if by evaluating someone's potential as a spouse means looking at them to see if they can provide for a family. Being able to financially support a family is something crucial to discuss and think about before getting married.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?

    <insert obligatory misogynistic comment here>

    Truthfully I don't care.
    I prefer that my wife love me, for who I am though.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?

    Doesn't matter to me what anyone else does, they have to live with the consequences. I would never do anything of the sort.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?

    Honestly I think it depends on why they are making that assessment. If it is to determine if their potential mate is planning to be responsible within the relationship, then yes, it is acceptable. If it is just to determine how rich you might get from a divorce or death, or what kind of lifestyle you could live just from what they have/may make, then I think it is unacceptable.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?
    I'm having a hard time coming up with when judging a person's wealth would be acceptable -- or, more importantly, even make any sense.

    If you're young getting married, or older and getting married for, maybe, the second time: the more important criterion is, "Do we have the same values about money?" Get mixed up with someone who doesn't, and I can promise you years of tears.

    Even Bill Gates was once a poor college student...
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    Re: Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?
    Any and everything is perfectly acceptable in how you evaluate a potential mate. It doesn't matter if it is physical appearance, financial situation,occupation,mental condition, sexual preference, bust size,penis size, hair color, physical health,habits,hobbies, political views, religious views or even race.

    I would not refuse to date a poor or rich person,a person of another race. But I might refuse to date a woman if she was flat chested, extremely liberal, extremely religious or a whole bunch of other reasons.
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    Re: Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?

    its one of those cases where discrimination is valid. If you are judging someone to be your mate, you should discriminate on the basis of what matters to you. For example, having as former lovers a couple ballerinas, I prefer women with long great legs, and really don't care if they have big hooters. In fact I find too big to be worse than too little but I would never tell Jamesrage that he should go for similar women. Since I was wealthy when I was looking to get married, I really didn't care about a potential wife's income though my wife did end up coming from a prosperous family, the daughter of a Cornell educated CEO.



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    Re: Is it acceptable to evaluate a potential mate based on the person's wealth?

    The reason I'm wondering is I've learned the man I'm dating has done a financial background check on me without my knowledge. I would have answered any of his questions if he had asked. I haven't spoken with him since I found out and am trying to make sense of this.

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