Study: Savers are more attractive than spenders
Looking for a date? Try penny pinching.
Good news for frugal singles: A new study finds that savers have sex appeal.
The study comes from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. In a paper titled, “A Penny Saved Is a Partner Earned: The Romantic Appeal of Savers," researchers explain that savers are perceived as having more self-control and discipline. The theory is that self-control also implies commitment and loyalty.
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Singles who have it together may also be perceived as more attractive because they have the discipline to take care of their hygiene and appearance, the paper explains.
Researchers conducted a series of experiments that involved asking volunteers to rate the attractiveness of potential dates. Indeed, savers were “viewed as possessing greater general self-control, which increases their romantic and physical attractiveness.”
That is, as long as the penny-pinching didn’t tread “Extreme Cheapskates“ territory.
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Similarly, in 2010, eHarmony studied millions of matches and found that singles who described themselves as frugal received 25 percent more online messages than those who said they were spenders.
What do you think? When it comes to dating, is frugality an attractive trait?
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let me rephrase that for you: attractive people, on average, get better paying jobs and make more money, and thus have more money TO save.
Go figure. I ought to be very attractive. I make 45k a year, single never married no kids, no debt except a car payment and living expenses. One expensive hobby (motorcycles) that I pay cash for and MAKE money on.
Courtship and dating will have definite costs, regardless.
A spouse who is Smart with money (not parsimonious, but wise with spending) is certainly a good catch. They can look good and have fun on a budget!
Many people with low self esteem will buy designer items, expensive cars, etc. - these are the people to drop like a bad habit. They might also gamble and throw money around like it was so easy for them to get (it usually is difficult for them, as they are putting up a front of "wealth"). Low self esteem is the cause of many ills of society.
Truly getting to know someone prior to marriage is KEY!!! ....marriage is easy, but divorce is HARD!!!!
I am just an average Joe. In fact I have always been told I was on the ugly side. I was married two times. Before I married had a paid off house. Both women attractive ones. Both spent me into debt. Now I am about to achieve paying off yet another house. Guess this means I stay single or find some peace knowing that all these article are just for amusement as there is no fact in reality in them.
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