Dating broke men

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The Good Men Project recently pondered, what’s a man without money? I’ve never been one to focus on money — my own or someone else’s — or see it as a path to happiness.

Now that I’m at midlife, however, and helping to get two kids through college, hoping to retire one day, and dealing with the never-ending costs of living (my broken clavicle cost me of money, despite my health insurance, and my car appears to have an electrical problem, no doubt a pricey problem, that I need to deal with ASAP), I think about money a wee bit more.

Have you ever heard the old expression, “It's just as easy to love a rich guy as it is to love a poor one?

" Although most women would probably love to date a rich man, I'm pretty sure many of us have had experience dating a poor one.

I've dated men who are very generous with their funds, and I've dated men with zero funds.

And dating someone who is broke wasn't at all what I expected. Being broke means you don't make a lot of money right now, and you can't spend a lot of money at the moment.

We've all been there: You have no money, you're worried about next month's bills and the last thing you want to do is lose someone special whom you just met.

While your finances may be uncertain, it's always good to have someone steady in your life whom you can count on.

I can't be worried about his current financial status because I know he's working to improving it.I still don’t equate it to whether I am happy or not (and never will), although I acknowledge money certainly makes things easier.I never made a lot of money in my career — newspaper journalism — but that didn’t stop men from dating me, or two men from marrying me.Maybe they're able to spend more quality time with you or are more creative with planning their dates.We all like being treated well, and broke men tend to do this a little bit better because you might be the only bright spot in their lives.Most women just want a man who has a job, a roof over his head (preferably not his mom's) and is willing to work hard to make a good life for his future family.

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