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Survey Shows that Singles Choose Love Over Money

( - April 23, 2008) A survey by online dating service shows that signles would overwhelmingly choose love over money. surveyed 2,286 singles about their attitudes on money and love. Here were some of the key findings of the research:

» 95% of men and 87% of women agree that it does not matter if you make more money than the person you are dating.

» 49% of men and 36% of women stated they would not curb their dating spending in a tight economy.

» 87% of men and 80% of women responded they would stay in a relationship where their partner had substantial credit card debt or had filed for bankruptcy.

» 67% of women and 66% of men claim they have never kept financial secrets from someone they are dating.

» 64% of men and 63% of women don't tend to argue with their partner about money.

» 73% of men and 68% of women feel secure in their current financial situation.

» Less than 1% of women think that they should pay for the first date.

"In a tightening economy marked by mortgage crisis and higher gas prices, we are encouraged by the progress couples have made in communicating about money as indicated by our survey," said founder and CEO of "Despite the gains made, many daters still don't know how to talk about money. The topic of money can be very emotional and no matter what stage of your relationship, money serves as a crucial issue to discuss. Consistent, open and truthful communication remains the key to any successful relationship."

The nationwide survey, conducted from March 27 - April 2, 2008, consisted of responses from 2,286 members. There were 1185 single males and 1101 single females who participated in the online poll.

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