No matter how long you plan to stay with your parents post-graduation, your relationships can get tricky, especially when it comes to money.
The recession is still hitting us hard four years later and in the United States particularly, we’ve already changed the way we as women shop, splurge, and save money. But besides affecting our wallets, do these hard economic times have us desperate for a relationship as well?
Have you ever dated someone who is always on the go? Maybe they were focused on their career, worked long hours or travelled a lot for work. Whatever the case may be, they had a full schedule and finding time to go on a date with them seems virtually impossible. Before you count them out, here are some things you might want to take into consideration. When the economy tanked, the job market became unbelievably competitive. It caused a lot of people to shift their priorities and the mindset became to find a job, keep a job or become an entrepreneur.
When I recently told my sister that I was going to start actively dating and really putting myself out there, her response was simple and to the point: "Well, at least you can get a free meal out of it." I had always thought people said this as a joke, but after a bit of investigating among my single girlfriends, quite a few of them actually admitted to dating solely for the free dinner.
Max Green, 32, who just moved back home from the West Coast, recently told the New York Post, "I moved back in with my parents in August. I was dissatisfied with my job, was thinking of going back to school, and wanted to be close to my family."
Maybe it's because I'm a woman, but when I was recently faced with economic hardship (being a recent college graduate with no job), the last thing I could think about was knocking boots.
You can find pot, condoms, and topless women at the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York's Zuccotti Park. In an article yesterday, the New York Post painted a picture of debauchery among the protests, filled with homeless looking for free food and young people getting down in sleeping bags.
For many small business owners and aspiring CEOs, the news about the economy can be a scary thing to pay attention to. Tough economic times, failing businesses and a crowded market place are regular topics splashed across the headlines. Less buzzed about are the businesses that are succeeding. Rarely heard are the inventive ways that solo or small businesses succeed against the odds.
Would you ever go out with someone who was against Occupy Wall Street? Lola: Not everyone here is taking themselves so seriously. Holly: If a guy didn't at least find this interesting, he's probably too stiff and I wouldn't want to date him anyway.
When choosing your next romantic partner, forget about rippling muscles and an outdoorsy tan. Do something really patriotic: pick an intellectual nerd! A new set of findings, recently released online in the journal Psychological Science, suggests that intellectuals are good for the economic health of a country.
Married couples of the world, we've got good news and bad news for ya. Let's start with the positive: Despite some slight fluctuations, the divorce rate has remained pretty stable for the last 50 years, even in light of a down economy. Now, the bad: Although the divorce rate is down, infidelity is up.
Just because a guy may be "financially challenged" at the current time doesn't mean he isn't the right guy for you--he could still be in grad school, helping family, or simply struggling to find a job in this terrible economy. Here are 5 pieces of advice to steer you clear of sticky situtations in the money department.
President Obama’s new plan to increase jobs and give the economy a much needed boost, which he revealed in his address to the nation last night, has been met with a generally positive, if sometimes skeptical, reception. If passed, the American Jobs Act promises tax cuts for employees as well as tax incentives for employers who hire new workers or provide wage increases to their existing staff. But what does it mean for your dating life?!