“Love and marriage, love and marriage
They go together like a horse and carriage
This I tell you, brother
You can’t have one without the other”
I used to love the Bundys. I know it was so offensive in many ways but it was a good laugh. When it comes to couples arguing over money and Peggy’s spending habits and Al being a misogynistic husband, I keep remember how terribly stereotypical was the Bundys life. Fast forward now 3 decades, it’s an interesting question what people think about financial matters.
Ferratum has conducted research into the important matters of love, from the early dating stages to the serious stuff. It shows how exactly men and women are moving towards equality in their romantic relationships in financial matters. What really matters in love? Does money count?
Here are some highlights from the survey:
- More women (38%) would take profession into account when considering a partner then men (30%)
- Only 26% of women are comfortable with sharing details of their finances within the first 3 months of a relationship, whilst 45% of men think it’s fine.
- 46% of men would also be ok with sharing details of their personal spending habits, but 68% of women would prefer not to talk about it.
- 40% of women rather not have a joint savings account with their partner, mainly because they do not trust them enough, whilst only 11% of men thinking like this.
So, I think it’s fair to say that men are far more open about their finances in the early days of a relationship, which is quite interesting. Is it because they feel they have to be? Or is it because they really are, genuinely open about their finances? On the same note: women are more cautious talking about their finances.
This is a collaborative post.