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Given two choices, will you marry for money or for love?

  1. Jynzly profile image67
    Jynzlyposted 4 years ago

    A happy, fulfilling, and successful marriage is supposed to be lifetime where the couple grow together in loving, understanding and caring for each other. Likewise, ideally, they learn from each other and reciprocate each others needs and simultaneously progress in their pursuit to achieve their mutual dreams.
    Which do you prefer, to marry an already very rich prospect without love or to marry the love of your life where you both can build your future together.
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    1. Alecia Murphy profile image90
      Alecia Murphyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Marrying for love. I know it is important to have financial stability but to me if you marry for money, you will only think you are in love instead of marrying when you know you are in love. Even if it does not work out, you can know your intentions and expectations were pure from the start.

      1. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you Alecia,
        I like the way you put your conviction in words. We are all unique even with our perception of things. Those whose priority is financial stability have reasons unique to them. We make mistakes in our choices but we all learn as we live the choices we made. What is important is we make the decision ourselves so that whatever is the consequences of our decision, we only have ourselves to question and forgive then start moving on as we learn.

    2. MrNick profile image60
      MrNickposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ideally both!  But since I just got married and she is far from rich I guess my answer is for love.

      Honestly there is no better feeling that being truly in love.  Wouldn't be worth any money offered to give that up

      1. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi MrNick,
        Glad to hear that; Congratulations! I am newly married too so I know the feeling, of course I marry for love this time, this would be my last, I don't have much time left; It's so inspiring to dream with someone you truly love.
        I wish you both lasting happiness.

    3. faisal alkhalefi profile image61
      faisal alkhalefiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      الحب هو الحياة
      المال ينتهي

      Love is life
      Money ends

      1. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        faisal,
        I agree.

    4. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know, that is a lot of cash

      1. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That is just symbolic; but if you are serious, you can have lots of cash too.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image23
          Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Your right, money can bye me lunch

    5. aisha91 profile image75
      aisha91posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Nah, for an idealistic person like me, ofcourse, hopefully, I will marry for love, as long as the person is really worth loving for. But if he is not, then that is an another issue. Love can be learned and so stick to the one who will really make you happy not necessarily for the material things he can give you but more on the feeling of peace, compassion, happiness and security that he and only him can provide.

    6. Dave Mathews profile image61
      Dave Mathewsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'd marry for money in a heartbeat. Money cannot buy love but you can find happiness.

      1. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That is an interesting answer; if you believe that is how it works for you then so be it. Good luck.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image23
          Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          OK Mathews, let says your new money solve your financial problem which is 1/5 the equation of your life. How is the going to solve the problem with your intellect 1/5, physical 1/5, spiritual 1/5 and your relationship 1/5

          Keep in mind much of happiness has to do with your health, what you can forget and how gracefully you solve your problems

    7. sanwij78 profile image60
      sanwij78posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think that isn't a choice... big_smile. In my opinion money and love must be stayed together. Without money.. how you can go on for life ??? and for life also need love.... smile

      1. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        sanwij78,

        There are many situations in life...and a lot more if you are observant enough, where a woman is torn between marrying the love of her life who is unemployed and have no source of income, and whether to marry a suitor who is financially stable but that he is not the person that the woman really falls for or is in love with...so, in this illustration, if you are the woman, who will you choose to marry?
        This is the situation that I am talking about...you cannot marry both...If you have not experienced it in your life then you won't really understand what I am talking about and your opinion only applies to you, but it does not also mean that just because you have not experienced it then such situation does not exist...it happened to me.

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      pixnumposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You will never live without money and love. So, it is a better option to follow these criteria for marriage. It will make you to enjoy a healthy marriage. If you are intelligent, then you will understand what I am saying.

      1. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        pixnum,

        Really? Are you sure you understand my question? Even a simpleton can understand...you are out of context...illogical, fallacious...I never said anything like you can live without money and love...read first and understand the question before you start babbling.

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          pixnumposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I have answered your question with a practical mind. So, what I think is right, that I have told you. It is up to you whether you like it or not.

          1. Jynzly profile image67
            Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            pixnum,

            My question is, and I repeat "Given two choices, will you marry for money or for love?"
            There is a delimitation in that question...it is giving just two options and these two are if there is a situation in your life where there are two women in which you can marry only one of them (of course), one woman is rich but you are not in love with her; the other is not rich but you are in love with her...the question is, who will you marry?
            Now, eve an idiot can make the choice...you don't need to be intelligent.
            Do not challenge my intelligence...I know who is intelligent and who is not for the more than two decades that I am a Professor. Just understand that simple question...it's not a matter of whether I like or not your answer...it's a matter of preference in your part...I don't really care what your preference is...this is just a matter of survey in order to know how many people who answered correctly are more money-oriented or "love-oriented."
            Is everything clear now?

    9. Carrie Terry profile image60
      Carrie Terryposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      My opinion is that either way, you are still marrying for love.  Be it that you love the person and their money.  there is still love there.  the question should be, would you marry someone just for there money, in that i case i would say no.

      1. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Carrie Terry,

        You just rephrased my question...I am not asking for a yes or no answer...I had given two choices.

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      annabellenicks123posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I just stumbled upon this and felt like adding one side note. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and from what I read in your post it says "what do you prefer". Many people bring up valid points on both ends but you seem to be very critical of those who oppose your thoughts. If you're asking people to comment on your question, you should allow them to say what they believe without being ridiculed for their different thoughts.

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      safiya0815posted 12 months ago in reply to this

      It is hard to find out if love is true,  i was well off when i met my bf everyone thinks he  was only with me becuae of money until i became broke and it was time to see the answer if they are indeed right. A year pass by and being broke was real hard to deal with, i asked him to leave me, i was helpless with high debts and friends are not around those hard times. But insread of leaving  me he married me, he accompany me with my problems and when i cry he he cries too sayin we'll never be apart no atter what. I lost everything my car, mo ey and other material things but i never lost him even we fight as if we'll give up. Now, we are strugglling, we chose to stay  with each other.. When we see running cars, he would tell me, i will buy you a new car someday honey, we are young and we still ahve the chance to make things better. My friends are wrong about him, he showed me love , a true one.

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      safiya0815posted 12 months ago in reply to this

      Love

    13. SakinaNasir53 profile image79
      SakinaNasir53posted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

      I believe in love and would marry for love only. Money matters, yes, without it life cannot go smoothly. But, if there is love, difficult situations can also be overcomed. With love, there is motivation, strength and courage. ANYONE CAN EARN MONEY, BUT NOT EVERYONE HAS LOVE IN THEIR LIVES.
      Love is life, it is anyone's ultimate desire. I believe to love and to be loved, is the greatest accomplishment in life.
      Good question. ☺

      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

        North America seem be addicted to money above even their love for their work. If You do not love your work you will not master life. Then probably you will never master the ultimate love of romantic love. Work is love made visual, even romantic love takes work..

      2. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

        SakinaNasir53
        I like your answer so much. I agree with you 100% True love makes everything possible...

        1. SakinaNasir53 profile image79
          SakinaNasir53posted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

          Thank you so much! ☺ True love has great power.

          1. Castlepaloma profile image23
            Castlepalomaposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

            A couple in love, would you place that kind of love greater or above loving God?

            1. SakinaNasir53 profile image79
              SakinaNasir53posted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

              Nothing is greater than loving God. Geniune and heart-felt prayers are granted. I asked for true love in my prayers and have prayed everyday for its well being. God is number one. If He doesn't wish, nothing can make it happen. Love is granted by Him only.

            2. Kathryn L Hill profile image86
              Kathryn L Hillposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

              Their love leads to loving God. It gives a glimpse of what true love is. So does having a child. Love of pets helps too. Actually, there is noting like the love a mother has for her child. Its how God loves us.
              Once we realize that, whats not to love?

              1. Castlepaloma profile image23
                Castlepalomaposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

                EVERYONE must love the Water, Air, Sun and earth first because we are bio organisms first.

                Second ultimate love is a loving couple spanning to families. Where Gods (Father time) and Goddesses(mother earth) are inmintations of imaginary stories told to fearful aldults for comfort rather than facing physical realities.

                These Gods are a matter of geographical area where there fairytale supernature Gods come from. Much like super hero in Hollywood today.
                Too bad Religious films don't make the top 100 anymore.

                Why people fight in the name of God over an imaginary assumed friends, is where a only a rubber room can only solve.

          2. Jynzly profile image67
            Jynzlyposted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

            Exactly...

  2. nina64 profile image79
    nina64posted 4 years ago

    I would most definitely marry for love. To marry someone for their money is being extremely selfish. It's true that we need money to survive, but to be with someone for financial gain will turn sour quickly. What happens when the money runs out? To be financially independent is what I hope to be someday, but not at the expense of my spouse. The marital vows state "for richer, for poorer" says exactly what it means; and it's unfortunate that so many people do not take those vows seriously. We must have the wisdom and knowledge to go out and make a living for ourselves instead of asking someone to do it for us. I know that it is the husband's place to provide for his family; but I would like to think that I could help him to provide by not letting him shoulder all the burden of our household. If we made the bills together, it is our responsibility as a couple to see that they are paid. That's just my opinion.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That is in fact a very reasonable opinion, for as long as both you and your husband love each other, everything is possible; it's wonderful to dream together and achieve together.

    2. Lisa HW profile image83
      Lisa HWposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I'd agree with this and add, that being financially independent means not being trapped into an awful situation  (such as poverty or being married to someone who has turned controlling, sometimes because he thinks his money makes him a big cheese) if/when love dies (and it can, no matter who thinks it won't) or when the spouse dies (and you discover he didn't have as much money to leave behind, and to you, as you thought he did).

      Love is the only thing that makes some of the junk you have to put up with by being married at all tolerable, and it's the only thing that makes a lot of stuff that would otherwise be "junk you have to put up with"  of little importance to  you.

      The key is, though, to recognize when love is real and whole and what it's supposed to be if it's going to last.  Too many people think what isn't real and whole love is - so they end up marrying neither for mutual, real and whole love, nor money.

      BUT, if you marry for love that isn't quite whole and real and permanent, or for love that changes when the people involved grow and change,  you still come away from the marriage and go into the rest of your life with something that a lot of people (money or no money) never get to have - and the memories of a love that once seemed right, or else getting to keep some of the nicer remnants of a battered love that couldn't sustain a marriage and couldn't survive, but remain a positive part of life; can still leave you and your life a lot "richer" than money ever could.

      Besides, a good part of the time people who "marry for money" don't even marry for big money.  They marry for enough money to be able to afford an apartment or a house; so they don't get the financial stability of "big money" anyway; and if there's death or divorce they end up with nothing but whatever the person's life insurance policy involved (and people who are only stable enough to have a roof over their head and eat often live long lives and/or don't always have decent life insurance). 

      So - really - if anyone is even thinking about marrying "for money" he'd better make sure it's really big money (and not just more money they, themselves, can come up with).  lol

      1. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Lisa HW,
        Very logical reasoning, Wow! It's really true; everything you say is very realistic and practical. I know lots of people marry somebody who they think have plenty of money but end up nothing...and another; love is not an every day thing, in fact not everybody experience that. If there is a regret in choosing love for marriage then at least we experience what love is...it's beyond what money can buy.

        1. Lisa HW profile image83
          Lisa HWposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          If we're lucky, though, and if we marry for love but it doesn't last, we don't just get to experience that.  We can actually find that we do get to "keep" some of the things that may not have been enough, but that continue to make us, our overall life, and maybe even relationship with that person just that much enriched

          With a relationship that's completely and utterly destructive it can be  different, of course.  But I think when it's a matter of marrying for love that "just wasn't quite whole enough", nobody ever comes away with a "negative balance" on the whole.  We can come away with a whole lot more than just memories of love.   smile

          1. Jynzly profile image67
            Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, at least we know what we are capable of in a love relationship and we know what we don't want. If we married for love and things went bad then we will come out a better person.

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          Jeff Devineposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

          This is interesting.  I'm a man and I was faced with this dilemma when I was in college.  I've always been sought after by women.  I'm tall, handsome, and charming(undortunately naive as well).  There was an intense friendship that I had with an insecure and clingy girl that loved me to death and did anything for me, when I was in my early 20s.  She had "big money"..her father founded and owned a $30+million dollar company, and she was so sweet to me, but I never felt that real connection with her.  People tell me I made a huge mistake, and I sometimes think I was way too shallow and naive.  I think back about what my life could have turned into if I just gave it the chance(I'm 31 now and only have ~200k to my name).  Sometimes I just have to remind myself of a quote by Mark Cuban.."it's just money.  If you're not happy today and you win some, you won't be happy tomorrow.  If you're happy today, and you win money, you'll be a lot happier tomorrow".

          1. Jynzly profile image67
            Jynzlyposted 2 weeks ago in reply to this

            Jeff Devine
            ...you're right...people, money, events and time pass, they come and go what remains is our self...if we know what we want we will find them eventually...to give our self or our life and time to some one for any of those things that pass by in our lives we will feel like we are a slave of circumstances...love is something that lives within us, our object of love may come and go but the feeling of love remains.

  3. sofs profile image86
    sofsposted 4 years ago

    I married for love... love alone.. struggled trough the initial phases but with so much satisfaction and happiness...money has come,gone and now we have more than enough .. but has never been an issue.. love can see you through the good and the bad times...I dunno if I could say that for money.. LOL

    1. TamCor profile image79
      TamCorposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That is EXACTLY how I feel, sofs.  I think we've agreed on this before, lol... smile

      1. sofs profile image86
        sofsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Tamcor, I do remember we have smile A long time ago...i guess smile

      2. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Good for you TamCor and sofs.

    2. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thumbs up...that's strong willpower coupled with strong love. Love to hear that.

      1. couturepopcafe profile image61
        couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Love is a many spendored thing. But money can buy many splendid things. Ironically, the only thing it can't buy is love. My father used to tell me to marry the first time for money and the second time for love. I should have listened to him, but ah, the idealistic glow of youth which sees with the heart and not with the mind!

        1. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          couturepopcafe,
          For as long as we have plenty of time in life, like in our  youth, we can try anything that appeals to us; we can marry for money if there is the opportunity or we can marry only for love because yes, "love is a many splendored things" you're right, for the time you are in it...what is money, money come and go but love, true love doesn't come every day...there will be time enough to look for money.

          1. couturepopcafe profile image61
            couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Spoken like a true youth! (Of course, I'm teasing you and I love you.)

            1. Jynzly profile image67
              Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              He-he-he, okay

              1. couturepopcafe profile image61
                couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I know you're not a 'youth' but you have the sensibility of one. A good thing.

                1. Jynzly profile image67
                  Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Thank you. I just want to enjoy the last phase of my life now that the children are on their own, and my grandchildren are now the "stars" in the family.

  4. Leann Zarah profile image82
    Leann Zarahposted 4 years ago

    Marrying for love. It's better to make money with someone you love. Much better if you've already been together as a struggling couple. Best, if you love each other whether or not you have money.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Lean Zarah,
      Very nice to hear; dreaming and planning together and achieving together is by itself a bonus fun for a couple in love.

      1. Leann Zarah profile image82
        Leann Zarahposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        True. Thanks for posting a good question, by the way, Jynzly.

  5. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 4 years ago

    Well, if there is enough money there, maybe I could keep a mistress on the side? smile

    On the other hand, my wife and I celebrate our 36th anniversary today, and it hasn't been money that keeps us together (there isn't any!).  Nor will she let me keep a mistress...very selfish, she is. smile

    Love doesn't require large sums of money and is worth far more than any amount of filthy lucre.

    1. savanahl profile image80
      savanahlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations to you wilderness. You are a rare breed.

      People are always going to say that they'd marry for love. (at least most people) I know I married for love but do you ever wonder why, in the US, there's a divorce rate of over 50% and number 1 cause for marital problems is money?

      I think we all should take a step back and look at ourselves and our relationships and truly remember why we married our partners. If it truly was for love then keep that feeling always, no matter what and we all might be as fortunate as wilderness.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Personally, I believe that the reason for the high divorce rate is because we are becoming a society of "me first".  The individual wants and needs are more important than anything else: the "I" takes precedence over the marriage and partnership.

        It takes two to make a marriage work; if even one decides that the "me" is more important than the union it will fail.

        1. savanahl profile image80
          savanahlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          wilderness, I completely agree. My first 2 marriage failed and, looking back now, I see how selfish I was. It was always about me. Now I do things differently. I think of him, of us and our relationship and we have an amazing relationship. Thanks for sharing.

          1. Jynzly profile image67
            Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Failed relationships actually make us a better person in the end if we learn from them. I do the same. First marriage failed, second died; so much depression but they only make us stronger if we allow our bad experience to be our teacher.

        2. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          wilderness,
          That's good observation, I agree with you.

      2. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        savanahl,
        I agree with you, studies show that money is among the major causes of marital break-up; too much money or lack of it both cause marital problems or break-up; hence it's not money per se that breaks marriage, it's the mental attitude of the couples in marriage about money that break them up. My first husband for 18 years had plenty of money; he was rarely home and two pregnant women came to me and said my husband was the father. That is plenty of money..

        1. savanahl profile image80
          savanahlposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          So sorry to here that. You're right about the money thing. Stay open. There is hope. smile

          1. Jynzly profile image67
            Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, I am newly married again just last October. I had forgiven; I am in fact happier now.

    2. sofs profile image86
      sofsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      LOL smile Congrats on your 36th Anniversary... wish you both many more happier ones to come:) God Bless!

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you. 

        We reaffirmed our vows this summer with a central theme of "We are one".  Facing and meeting the world as One, not as two individuals.  There are two bodies, two minds and often two opinions, but still only One.

        The love we share has made it possible, and quite impossible to imagine a good life any other way.

        Now if only my head would stop hurting; the other half of One read my earlier post over my shoulder and now it hurts and seems loose on my shoulders. smile

        1. sofs profile image86
          sofsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Wonderful ..it isn't everyday that you hear such things... smile Have a lovely, lovely day ! But what are you doing here... you need to be out with her... having fun!

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            It's still early here - too early to find much open.

            Give me about an hour and I'll be gone!

            1. sofs profile image86
              sofsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Great .. have a wonderful time smile

    3. TamCor profile image79
      TamCorposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      wilderness, I am so with you here.  Real, true, honest-to-goodness love is priceless.  It doesn't ever fade away, because if loves fades, then it wasn't real to begin with--been there, done that first time around, lol.

      They say a real love and a happy marriage is hard work, but it never has been that way for my husband and me. It's been ridiculously easy, probably because we both want to please each other, and we always think before we say things that the other might get hurt by. That part was badly missing in our previous marriages, which is one important reason that they didn't last.

      Congrats on your 36th anniversary-That's wonderful!!! big_smile

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        All couples will argue and even "fight" over things, but when the conversation turns to saying things that intentionally cause hurt to a spouse it is a huge warning flag.

        I've seen it in others, and invariably if it continues the marriage does not.  Everyone will sometimes hurt their loved one, but when it is intentional there is a problem - left alone it is a destroyer of families.

        Sounds like you two really have it together, and will follow us to those big anniversary numbers in the future.  I'll tell you now, it's completely worth any effort.  A young (in terms of length of marriage) couple can't imagine the depth of love that will develop over decades.

        1. TamCor profile image79
          TamCorposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks wilderness--We're going on 24 years this year, and it's been the best 24 years of my life.  And I so agree with you when you talk about how much love really deepens, the longer you are married. If it's real, then it doesn't lessen, or fade away, it just grows and grows... smile

      2. Lisa HW profile image83
        Lisa HWposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What you said points out part of what I blame some of the divorce rate on, and that's your point about how we hear that marriage (or a good relationship) is "hard work", and you've seen for yourself that it if it's right it isn't all that hard work.  A lot of inaccuracies about love and relationships have been presented to people over the last several decades, and I think that's reflected in the fact that too few people really understand what real, and whole, love is.  So they get married thinking they have what is needed in a marriage, only to discover that there was a chip in the foundation; and when the storms hit everything starts to crumble.  Why?  Because the bad stuff can bring out the most fundamental things of our natures (things that don't show up and cause problems if enough bad stuff doesn't arise); but when some of life's bad stuff and challenges hit (and hit enough to bring out those previously hidden fundamental differences in nature/personality), those fundamental things aren't only revealed, but highlighted.

        Faced with someone who has become "so different", people find themselves dealing with the problems alone and within, because trying to deal with them as a team only causes more problems.  If the crap lasts long enough, both people go so far within themselves for so long; if/when they ever try to turn outward toward the other again, they discover they've changed too much and no longer even know one another.

        It doesn't help either that when someone else is very different, and wants to handle things his different way; there can be a tendency for one or both people to start viewing his own way as superior and to not to respect the other person as much as the person should be respected as a human being.

        Whatever studies say or don't say,  I really don't think money is the most common, or at least root, cause of divorce.  It can be that lethal combination of not knowing enough about real love, maybe even being someone who overlooks the minor stuff "because you can't expect someone to perfect", and being unlucky enough to have too many big, serious, "storms", batter away at the individuals from outside the marriage. If my ex-husband and I hadn't had so many horrendous things (not money-related) to deal with, I'm convinced I'd still be "mostly happily married" today.  Was I ever completely happy and without a sense that there was "some minor thing" missing?  Right from the start.  But I overlooked it because I didn't think it was reasonable to expect perfection.  After all, I lived in a world that told people of my generation that "marriage is hard work" and "nothing's ever going to be perfect".  Life is obviously not always going to be perfect, but a whole lot of people will tell you that love, and relationships, can be (and should be expected to be).

    4. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wilderness,
      He-he, I like the humor though I know there is something serious there. Conratulations! There are not many couple nowadays who would be together that long.

      1. wilderness profile image96
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, there is something very serious here.  Even the thought of marrying for money is such a mistake, it will remove from your life the greatest gift you could ever have.

        And thanks for the congrats, though most of it should go to my better half.  I got the better part of the deal, which she has to put up with me.

  6. Pcunix profile image89
    Pcunixposted 4 years ago

    My wife of almost 45 years led me to believe that she was tall and quite wealthy.

    Only after we were married did I learn that she is barely over 5 feet tall and had even less money than I did.   I was of course quite angry, but by then she had fed me enough of her cooking that I decided to hang in there.

    I do resent being lied to, but her lasagna is very, very good.

    1. sofs profile image86
      sofsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      LOL I almost fell out of my chair reading that... lol You met your match!

      1. Pcunix profile image89
        Pcunixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I often tell her that she is very lucky indeed that she is beautiful, kind, loving, smart, funny, patient and is a creative and wonderful cook, was a wonderful mother and has several dozen other attributes I will not bore you with. 

        If she didn't have those things to fall back on, I honestly don't know how I would have put up with her all these years.

        1. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Pcunix,
          Not every man could get a wife like your wife. She is lucky indeed and you too. You won't be together that long if love is not above anything else your relationship.
          Congrats to both of you.

        2. couturepopcafe profile image61
          couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Pc, so was it the expensive high heels that blinded you or did she literally blindfold you?

          1. Pcunix profile image89
            Pcunixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            We didn't spend a lot  of  time standing up  while dating smile

            1. couturepopcafe profile image61
              couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              So you had your head in the..uh..sand.

              1. Pcunix profile image89
                Pcunixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Something like that...

    2. TamCor profile image79
      TamCorposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol...My husband has always loved it that I DON'T ever fix lasagna, because he hates it!  lol

      And congrats to you, too, on the 45 years! smile

  7. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    I've married for both, and the love marriage won out.

  8. Angela Blair profile image87
    Angela Blairposted 4 years ago

    Nearing the three-quarter century mark on this old planet I've found that a choice between love and money can be a crap shoot either way -- the bottom line being either can run out -- money or love. Perhaps both hinge on the way we live our lives today. We live in such a changing world that love undergoes a battery of ups and downs -- some it can survive and some not and partners often grow apart and take different paths because of it. As to the money -- today's economy offers no guarantees to even the wealthiest among us so marrying for money is risky at best. That leaves the two lovers who are bottom line devoted to one another and roll with the punches no matter what. Those folks are the fortunate among us.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. Love is stronger than money when everything else go bad in a marriage relationship. Love triggers creativity and with two heads becoming one and cooperating will find a way to solve the money situation in marriage.

  9. skyfire profile image73
    skyfireposted 4 years ago

    Funny topic. Most of the replies are from people who are happily married or forgot the time when the environment around them programmed them to choose mate depending on his/her steady income, looks and behavior(love, batteries etc included). There are two types of folks who get married - type one who choose mate depending on his/her steady income and another type is after rich slab. Nobody marries a broke, that's the truth. People who marry broke don't have internet access to answer OP's question. Pick any random marriage/dating website and eyeballs always search for - 1) looks 2) money. People risk their life for these two things, rest of the others getting married for love are minority on this planet.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      skyfire,
      I think it is a case to case basis; there are still people who got strong values system and high self esteem who won't bargain their self value to settle for less. Just like what Angela Blair said, both money and love can run out but despite the difficult economic condition, money is still easier and quicker to find than true and lasting love. In this case, there would be two people who can figure out to fix the money problems.

    2. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't even have a job when we married.  We scraped by for several years at barely sustenance.

      Beginning your life in poverty doesn't necessarily mean that you will always be there.

  10. 0
    oldandwiseposted 4 years ago

    My wife married me for my money, and I married her for her body! We were both disappointed! Of course she claims to be more disappointed then me. lol

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Why not try love instead? Love persists.

    2. habee profile image90
      habeeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol

      There's always the Holiday Inn! Oh, wait...

      1. 0
        oldandwiseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah, you say Holiday Inn knowing it's gone!

    3. 0
      oldandwiseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I can assure you, we married out of love and have been happily married for over 30 years. My statement was a standing joke between us. lol In all the years I can count the arguments on one hand. We just never argue and in that rare few, no one ever went to bed mad.

  11. IndiePharm profile image75
    IndiePharmposted 4 years ago

    Certainly for love. Love is something you cannot ask or earn, unlike money. So, no matter how poor I could be, I'd always choose love instead of money.

  12. couturepopcafe profile image61
    couturepopcafeposted 4 years ago

    It's apparent that most people will marry for love before they'll marry for money. Of course this assumes you have a choice before you. So, let's see, the really cute guy with the awesome personality, down to earth and will give me anything I want OR the guy you love. Of course you'll pick the guy you love.

    But what if the other guy came first? You marry because he's there and you're going to have a great time until it ends. No brainer.

    You can learn to love a rich man as easily as a poor man. And for all those people who are willing to do this, make sure you have your own bank account. Put some of your 'allowance' into it every week because when it does end, it's really tough 'getting a real job'.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Very practical.

  13. oldnoname profile image60
    oldnonameposted 4 years ago

    If two people are right in front of me? Then i would marry for love. Building my life with someone i can actually stand for more than their bank account sounds a lot more interesting. By the way, would i have money, or am i poorer as well. Actually it doesn't matter.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      oldnoname,
      Love itself, and most especially being with your true love, is already a "feeling rich" condition; used in the right way can bring the lovers money...that's a product of being inspired to work.

  14. Joy56 profile image60
    Joy56posted 4 years ago

    I married for love, but am fed up of being broke...... Next time i might marry for money..... ha ha

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Joy56,
      If your true love left you? then you may experiment the other...good idea.

    2. pharuk temmy t profile image61
      pharuk temmy tposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If you are broke you can always make it up, but I bet you don't know what you have gotten to have married for love. If you have money you can't buy love with your money yet you need love.You can find money and get it but if you find love you will never get it, because love will does find those that deserve it.

  15. Disturbia profile image59
    Disturbiaposted 4 years ago

    I have married for both. 

    My first marriage was for money. I was very young, alone in the world, and needed someone to take care of me.  My husband was elderly, wealthy, and more than happy to fill the role of provider. I never had a day of regret in the eight happy years we had together. I was truly heartbroken when he passed away.

    The next four marriages were for love. I loved them and they loved my money.

    I am now happily single and plan to stay that way.  So, I say... Go for the money and a good pre-nup, that way you have something to fall back on. wink

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Disturbia,
      I would say you are lucky; you must have that very strong "manifestation energy"...you got what you needed and wanted in a given time. For as long as marriage for money was your true intention and it happened and you were happy about it then that is perfectly commendable. You got all, not everybody has the luck you have. Keep being happy.

      1. Disturbia profile image59
        Disturbiaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        LOL, it wasn't my intention at all. I fell into a relationship with a rich, older man who was completely besotted with me.  I was 17, a runaway from a foster home, living on the streets.  He saw me while I was panhandling for spare change at a parade, befriended me, and then asked me if I wanted to "crash" at his place for awhile.  It was a no-brainer for me and not so very different from moving into another foster home.  Next thing I know he's making an honest woman out of me and it wasn't like I had anywhere else to be or anything else to do.  He gave me everything, saw to all my needs, and made sure I had an excellent education.  I grew to adore him.  He was an amazing man and so interesting and not bad looking either. But best of all he was honest. His lifestyle was unconventional to say the least, but he was open and honest about it all and that was the most important to me.  He became my yardstick to which I measure every other man and they ALL fail in the honesty department. I didn't even know about all his money till after he passed away. I knew we were comfortable, but I had no idea. He certainly took care of me, right to the end and beyond.  I had massive guilt for a long time and gave away lots of money to friends and charity.  Eventually, I just accepted it, but I still give away lots of money to charity.

        1. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Wow, you were a Cinderella, very interesting story of your life. I can understand your "giving away" of money. I just hope you will learn to accept your "blessings" before you realize that it is too late. All you have to do is to affirm to yourself that you deserve all the money you inherited. You do deserve that money because it was given to you in "love". Love is a blessing ...just accept that you are loved and blessed...that's the best way to handle your money correctly. Take care...you got a spectacular story...other girls just dream of what you are and have.

  16. pharuk temmy t profile image61
    pharuk temmy tposted 4 years ago

    You have actually spelt it right,MONEY AND LOVE.Well, money will buy you gold,diamonds, cars,houses,make ups and what have you,that could go unexpectedly but it will never by you happiness. Happiness and love goes side by side, if you find a pure and true love and you don't have money,love can always bring you happiness and when you are happy you can do anything that would bring you money. LOVE CAN BUY MONEY BUT MONEY CAN'T BUY TRUE LOVE but it can buy other pretentious love that would fade away when money is gone. At the same time there is nothing you can do without money,but seek love first and other things would follow, if you marry because of money,money comes and go and what happens to your marriage when there is no more money? Marriage is not a business organisation where you need money to run its affairs, rather its a lifetime institution where you will not stop learning and the only thing that would make a marriage a better one is Love, an unpretentious love. I mean TRUE LOVE.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Pharuk,
      That was such a perfect explanation, I especially like "love can buy money but money can't buy true love" ...I had lived what you had put into words and I know you are perfectly right.

  17. pharuk temmy t profile image61
    pharuk temmy tposted 4 years ago

    Hi back Jynzly,Thank you for the appreciation because many thanks should go to the person who pass by you and raised their eyebrow some have passed by that didn't look at where you are let alone raising their eyebrow.I try to be useful and meaningful to others who needs to know more beyond what they have seen.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That is a very commendable attitude pharuk. Keep it up and be happy. Not everybody sees things the way you do...really, and we just have to forgive them and let them be.

  18. KalyptraAScott profile image61
    KalyptraAScottposted 4 years ago

    Ma,

    I will always go for love anytime. I can earn money and i can buy myself lunch. Don't want to need someone else's money.

    I have done it and i will want to do it over and over again.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image23
      Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That is woman Sovereignty for you, you go girl

      1. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Castlepaloma,
        Don't judge, that's not woman Sovereignty. That is a very responsible woman there, and she is not a "girl"...a girl has a connotation of being a loose woman...She is a College Instructor as well as her husband. My daughter is a decent lady.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image23
          Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I'm a 8 year old trapped in a 57 year old body and decent person too. How am I judging her, she knows how to love from what I hear, what more important than love and whats wrong with that?

          1. Jynzly profile image67
            Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            When you say woman sovereignty concerning her comment is jumping into conclusion; and like I said, to call her "girl" sounds unethical; it's inappropriate. I said that she is decent but I am not saying anything about whether you are decent or not.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image23
              Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I don’t where you found the word -you go girl- unethical, I mean it like Childlike/Adult sweet and responsible, I mean women sovereignty like self empowerment

              (OH BOY)A little jumpy are we? I talk funny, can’t help it being an artist and all

              1. Jynzly profile image67
                Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Okay, sorry if I had misinterpreted it. I am the mother of an only daughter and I admit that I am an over-protective mother for that matter. This is the first time my only daughter commented in my hub or joined in the discussion that I initiated.

                1. Castlepaloma profile image23
                  Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  I have a daughter too, she really is the love of my life.

                  1. Jynzly profile image67
                    Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    So you can understand my overreaction. I hope.

    2. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Langga,
      Hehe, that's my daughter and I know she is speaking her heart out. I should know...isn't she my daughter?

      1. Druid Dude profile image61
        Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        If you marry for money...then one of you is a prostitute. The other one is also soliciting sex for money. If you want a business partner, sign a business contract.

        1. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I don't understand what you are talking about.

  19. John Holden profile image60
    John Holdenposted 4 years ago

    Given two choices I would marry for money and love.
    Given only one choice I would marry for love.

    1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
      Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't marry again. However, regarding the choices I'd make about who I would want as a life partner, it would be someone who shared common interests, values and was financially independent, as am I.

      1. John Holden profile image60
        John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I haven't even married once!
        I'm not even sure that I want a life partner, too many things to do.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Fair enough. smile

        2. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          John Holden,
          My given choices is just an assumption; what if you want to marry and there are two lovers who are willing to marry you; one is rich but you are not in-love with him, the other is not rich but you are in-love with him; and that is just assuming...so in this situation who would you prefer?

      2. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hollie Thomas,
        The choices I had presented are "the rich suitor" versus the "one you are in love with" but not rich though not necessarily poor; it's just a given which means that what if you are in that dilemma or situation.

    2. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If it's just one then that means, take it or leave it. I was just presenting two choices that is if you have to choose which of the two situation you prefer say for example, you have two suitors who are offering marriage to you sincerely; one is rich but you are not really in love with him, and the other is not rich but responsible enough to support himself and you are in love with him; the question then is who of them will you marry? The rich or the one you are in love with.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        The one I was in love with. However, I wouldn't marry again. Those who would, however, should ask themselves, which one would make you happy?

        1. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hollie,
          Perhaps, they had assumed that the one they had chosen could be the person who can make them happy. Happiness can only be materialized as we live our life in a daily basis, no matter what the choice.

  20. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
    schoolgirlforrealposted 4 years ago

    Love. hands down!

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Okay, got it. Thanks for the answer schoolgirlforreal.

  21. TENKAY profile image81
    TENKAYposted 4 years ago

    I will choose the guy with lots of money...

    Money is hard to come by these days, love is easier to find.

    Peace to all.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Ma'am Veron, (TENKAY)
      Very naughty, naughty, naughty...tsk..tsk..tsk.. If I don't know you I might get carried away. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Ma'am Veron speaking here. She is the best friend I was talking about and the very reason why I want to stay here in hubpages. She just told me that she had published her first hub.

  22. Moms-Secret profile image80
    Moms-Secretposted 4 years ago

    Money stays behind.  I chose an amazing, tragic love story.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Mom-Secret,
      Love is always a drama. The clan of emotions that love bring along destabilize us emotionally a lot of times; they often cause us to make serious decisions consequently.

  23. Moms-Secret profile image80
    Moms-Secretposted 4 years ago

    Be wary not to confuse our behavioral trends on love.  The choices we make cause drama.  Splitting our focus, letting society, family, and friends dictate what our love should be causes drama.  Doubt, low self esteem, bitterness causes drama.  Love in and of itself does not cause drama. 
    Besides, if you are honestly trying to avoid drama you would not go after love or money.  You would not care for friendship or career.  Drama is our way of life.  So what rewards would you reap in the midst of drama that we already have?

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It is very tempting to analyze life life along the lines of stereotyping love, drama, society, low self-esteem, etal. The fact remains that each person has his own way to deal with any situation he/she is in and per observation, human as we are, no matter how we try to live the "golden rules"; when we are emotinally attacked to the core, we always respond basically for self-preservation...and most often; the more we try to preserve ourselves using all the stablished and theoritical applications in the study of human behaviors the more we destroy ourselves...whether we are aware of it or not...Just observe people wherever you are.

  24. Moms-Secret profile image80
    Moms-Secretposted 4 years ago

    I agree.  I see people, lost as they are.  Most do not seem to be worth the effort.  I would not recommend looking for love, but if you should stumble upon it I would hate to have you step over it and chose what so many give up their true happiness and fulfillment in search of...money.  Besides that, once you have fulfilled your heart you may be inspired in ways that bring you the money you seek in the end.

    Best of both worlds.  Sounds like a dream right?  Impossible, only I had it.  It came to me, for a short time and I was not looking for it. 

    Good luck on your quest no matter what you chose.  Blessings...

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Moms-Secret,
      Actually, I already have what is due me. Reason I ask the question is because I had observed a lot of people, in the net or in real, who don't know what they are really looking for. Right now I am happy with my husband despite our distance and i am not searching. If I were to say, I always prefer love because it is an inspiration, a force behind any success. Money in a loveless marriage is more prone to temptations of side-tracking from true happiness in a marriage relationship...well that is just how I see it; it cannot happen to me.
      Thanks for your bright opinion.

  25. iamageniuster profile image77
    iamageniusterposted 4 years ago

    I would NOT marry for the love of money. I definitely would marry for the money (value) that love will bring.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      iamageniuster,
      Yes you are a genius in that statement; Perfectly put into words.

  26. atauldilse profile image61
    atauldilseposted 4 years ago

    Ideally both are important part of life at the date. But as far as I'm concerned, I will prefer Love over money. I can get money if I would have love, but reverse may not be possible.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      atauldilse,
      That is actually a good opinion. Good luck. Thank you for the comment.

  27. leenamartha profile image60
    leenamarthaposted 4 years ago

    Of-course both are important for living but I will go for love marriage first because we can make money whenever we want but can't get love.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      leenamartha,
      I agree, love is a driving force to make a dream come true. Money is good but it can only be wasted if you allow it to control you. Good luck and thank you for the comment.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        All we have in life is what we can give away. If you want money, give money, if you want love, give love and so on......

        If most of people got that much money without earning it. and without giving true love back.  Their disrespect for both LOVE and MONEY would eventually burn out or fade away.

        My first post I was kidding,when I said : I don't know, that's a lot of money!.

        1. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I understand. There's a saying which goes "You can give without loving but you can't love without giving." This only shows that once you are in-love, you do your best to earn money so that you will have something of value to give...just my opinion.

  28. LisaMarie724 profile image85
    LisaMarie724posted 4 years ago

    Every time I would choose love! Money does not automatically equal happiness.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      LisaMarie724

      I agree. Money is a different story. Love is ultimate.

  29. kkuma01 profile image60
    kkuma01posted 4 years ago

    Why do they have to be mutually exclusive? Why can't you have both? You can have a rich guy/woman in which you both build a LIFE TOGETHER.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      kkuma01,
      You got to be lucky to have both, but I am just trying to create a scenario..."what if" you have to choose?

  30. Druid Dude profile image61
    Druid Dudeposted 4 years ago

    Since I have TWO choices...I pick both.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Druid Dude,
      There are only two choices...a pretend choice any way...of course you can have both but that is not one of the alternatives in my question...it has to be money? or love? Just a given...for something to think...

  31. Diane Inside profile image87
    Diane Insideposted 4 years ago

    well I've married for love and he left me with nothing. And having to scamble to make ends meet.

    So if there ever is a next time it will be for money, with a prenup.

    Locking in my security, so that if he decides to leave he will have to pay for it.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Diane Inside,
      Fair enough. Actually we make our choices based on our life experiences. It's a personal thing; nobody else will live your life for you all throughout. Good choice though, given your situation.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        On my death bed, I prefer to think about all my love ones rather than think about all the money I made at the office

        1. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Castlepaloma,
          Wow such a nice statement...reminds me of Colin on his deathbed...he never had one moment of thinking about money...he just reached for my hand and his sister's hand, on the left mine, on the right his sister's hand until his breath left him.

  32. freemarketingnow profile image61
    freemarketingnowposted 4 years ago

    I think love is a choice. You aren't in love. Your wife changes (gets sick, gets old, etc). You make the choice to love her. And I wouldn't marry someone for their wealth. I think a lot of it for me has to do with values and whether she values/believes the same things as I do and whether she's a humble and forgiving person.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      freemarketingnow,
      I agree that love is a choice; being "in-love" is just a label for an intense feeling. Love is not mere feelings, it's all of the whole person including making decisions.

  33. Jonathan Janco profile image82
    Jonathan Jancoposted 4 years ago

    One should always marry for love. If you marry for money, it is not marriage but merely a financial arrangement. If you marry for money, chances are you would do just about anything for money and who needs that?!

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Jonathan Janco,
      Money can easily be available if we really need it; we can work hard. But love does not come every day, so when the right one comes along, it will be a huge loss if we let it pass us by. I agree with you Jonathan.

  34. luxebutik profile image61
    luxebutikposted 4 years ago

    Marriages are made in heaven....And Heaven has no currency smile.... only Love smile

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      luxebutik,
      I like that kind of thinking...yes, that's nice.

      1. luxebutik profile image61
        luxebutikposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Jynzly.

        But you know something, with all the Love in heart, sometimes we cannot stop marriages to break. When money matter peeps in, the bond Love gets strained and there might be a position when it may torn off leaving the marriage barren of Love.

        1. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          luxebutik,
          Very true, in fact all divorces revolve around 50% in money problems or mismanagement and the other 50% around infidelity...then incompatibility sets in and love is pushed down to the bottomless darkness. That's why love between couples should be constantly nourished and must bear fruit of abundance and prosperity...it needs constant workout.

  35. Anjili profile image83
    Anjiliposted 4 years ago

    When I met my wife, I fell in love with her. For me it was love at first sight.
    Other things followed later on. I believe marriage should be oiled with love and not money or other things. Lol

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Anjili,
      That's wonderful Anjili, I got the same concept on marriage...other things follow, Love should be the foundation.

  36. omar ismail profile image61
    omar ismailposted 4 years ago

    Good speech

    If money was a substitute for the men, the married daughters of kings

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      omar ismail,
      ...maybe...your choice.

      1. omar ismail profile image61
        omar ismailposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        it is true , so any thing in world uncomplete and unstaisfied
        it Is not satisfactory at 100 %
        that is the life >

        1. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          omar ismail,

          Your own experience is your own life...that is where you get your reasoning ability and your concepts about life; others may have different experiences and therefore have different method of rationality...we learn by experience.

  37. Sadie14 profile image86
    Sadie14posted 4 years ago

    Can't I have both? smile

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Sadie14,
      Of course you can have both, but that would not be the answer o my question...there is just one choice...choose what is more meaningful to you.

  38. jirel profile image77
    jirelposted 4 years ago

    I prefer love.Money can be earned.But you cannot earn love.So,once you find love, I guess it's better to choose love.Money is a vital thing in life but you cannot be happy if you don't have someone who loves you.So I marry for love.

  39. Shaddie profile image94
    Shaddieposted 4 years ago

    Money.

    "Love" is fleeting and doesn't promise security.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Shaddie,
      Okay...that's your prerogative. For as ln as you are sure of your answer then that is good enough for you.

  40. mattforte profile image92
    mattforteposted 4 years ago

    The question is flawed.

    I would not marry somebody I loved, if they were too lazy and irresponsible to attain some form of financial security. I don't want to live on the streets because of "love."

    I would however consider a person I loved, who was financially stable (not necessarily rich) over somebody who was rich that I did not love.
    But then, even in that scenario, I am marrying for love AND money -- since money IS a factor.

    To explain further:
    Rich woman I don't love vs Woman I love, but is a financial sinkhole: I choose the rich woman. (Marrying for money)
    Rich woman I don't love vs Financially secure woman who I love: I choose the one I love. (Marrying for love and money)

    Anybody who answers "just love" is lying to themselves, unless they are admitting they would marry somebody who will ensure financial ruin, just because they were the one they loved.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      mattforte,
      The question is not flawed; it is a valid question. There is "magic" in love. If two pwople are in love...truly in love, they will never live in the street; Love is an energy that trigger dreams, then action, the fulfillment. Actually, when love is the choice, abundance will naturally follow because pure love attracts everything good. When you choose love, you are actually choosing both eventually. When your choice is money over love...then you will have money for time being but most often, plenty of money without love could cause infidelity.

      1. Castlepaloma profile image23
        Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Once turned down marrying a rich old woman for one other woman who I truly did love. She had good looks, humor and we both got rich making money anyways, in the work we both love to do( in the Arts and entertainment world).

        Sometimes love is not enough, I lost her to drugs because she did not love herself enough. Lucky for me I continued loving my work for most waking hours of my life. Someday, all my work will be pass down to my daughter who is an artist and who I love most, for now.

        Both love and money takes work, work is love made visual, love of money can be evil. 

        So, I’ve been rich and been in love,  loving yourself first and knowing marrying that rich old lady for money first rather than love first, would'nt  been the solution to a graceful happy lifestyle

        If I started life all over again, Happiness and Love is the most important behavior in the world would be first . Go for love first and then money will come. Still working on building a bigger and better lover, luck is just around the couner when the only group you belong to is the optimist club.

        1. Jynzly profile image67
          Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Castlepaloma,
          Nice. That's wisdom, I like your mental attitude towards love and money. Thank you.

    2. Shaddie profile image94
      Shaddieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree wholeheartedly with this. People can't just marry "for love" anymore. It is no longer fashionable to live in a shack and sell newspapers on the street for pennies. I certainly don't want to live in a ditch, whether I have a partner or not, that is unacceptable.

      1. Jynzly profile image67
        Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Shaddie,

        No decent person in his right mind would live in a "shack" and sell newspapers...or what, but there are still a lot of them who do that because their minds cannot think of how they are going to transform their life situation. My question is applicable only to decent and above average mentality who are capable to make choices and having the ability to make the right decisions for themselves...Lots of people don't even know that they have choices...and that they can dream and plan to achieve their goals.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image23
          Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          If women really loves me she would move into a tent, most likely.
          Most homeless people do not live much longer than a year outside or they could become mentally ill from the exposure.  If you love myself first, then you will do whatever it takes not  be homeless or live in a News Shack.

          When two people love each other, they are stronger together than they would be apart. What are the chances of anyone being stuck living in a News Shack  lol lol  unless your hooked on drugs or crime.

          If one was a tree, it's good to shakes off the Bad News Leaves, and grow new ones

          1. Jynzly profile image67
            Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Castlepaloma,

            You sound like a philosopher, but that is good...the mind must be thinking to interpret and analyze any situation one is in...that's learning and living.

            1. Castlepaloma profile image23
              Castlepalomaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks

  41. Lisas-thoughts101 profile image60
    Lisas-thoughts101posted 4 years ago

    My grandmother told me if you marry for money you earn every penny. I am 47, married for love and know that a lack of finances can cause a lot of issues in a marriage. I still believe if you marry for money it would be a very lonely proposition. I think my Mammaw could be right. She was about most things.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Lisas-thoughts101,
      Many issues in marriage can be resolve more easily when the couple are truly in love with each other. There is more danger if money is the "binding factor" in marriage; too much money can corrupt a person when love is not deep-rooted, lack of money can also break the marriage for obvious reasons... but abundance of love could glue the couple together "in sickness or in health, in plenty or in lack..." there is no other power stronger than love in marriage.

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    Once was a Foolposted 2 years ago

    Hello Jynzly,

    I don't know if you still read these messages. But I have been single for the first 30 years of my life, I am in my early 30's now. For the past decade I have been struggling with choosing between marrying for money or marrying for true love...

    I TOTALLY understand how you must have felt when you were in this situation. I hope you are still happy with your choice to marry for love instead of for money, because I too chose to marry for TRUE LOVE in the end.

    I will briefly describe my story and hopefully it might help others to see through this a lil clearer.

    I was single in my early 20's and I met this young man who was well off with money not super rich (not yet) he was surprisingly loving, caring and really in love with me. But I wasn't ready to settle down with anyone yet, had too much to experience first and wanted to know more before I made my final decision. So I was going on dates with him for a while nothing serious we were still getting to know each other and we didn't live in the same State, we were just a few hours apart drive.  I was still in College and he knew I was not serious too so I am sure he did went on other dates too and that was fine with me. So this thing lasted a decade... seeing each other on and off while I was living my life and he was too living his. I met this other guy that just graduated from College and was starting his career. Had a good starting job and was responsible and all but ten years younger than the other guy. The other guy was now established in his career field and started making much much more money and we were getting more attached to each other even though we still kept it light and still were seeing other people too due to the distance. But one summer, he took it seriously and he asked me if we could do it for real now, after more than 7 years doing this on and off thing he was ready to settle and he realized I was the one he wanted to be with and live with. All these past years when we saw each other we went on traveling around the world, he paid everything I wanted and never asked anything in return but my company whenever I would come visit him in his State. I mean anything I wanted, I could have with him. And best of all, he was not much older than me, just 6-7 years older and was not ugly too. But I COULD JUST not fall for him that way.. it's weird because he really did care for me and loved me. So at the same time he was starting to be more serious, that's when I met this new guy who for once in my life, I fell in Love with. I been on lots of dates, been with lots of richer guys and hotter guys and all... but this guy, college educated, smart, very good looking, CARING for me, and not making a ton of money yet cause he just started in his career field, I found TRUE LOVE in him. But with him, I had to start all new, get to know him better, get to see if we were getting along or not, do we have things in common or not, everything was the beginning of a new journey for us. The other guy (guy #1) who became rich self made in the last 7 years we ve known each other, I liked him a lot because he was truly taking care of me, nice with me, in love with me and nothing wrong with him, beside one thing: I COULD not fall in love with him no matter how hard I tried to. I wanted to believe me! he was so nice to me, giving me the moon if I wanted to, talking about getting married and having kids and keep traveling the world with him some more, having a huge house and all and never have to work another day in my life if I choose to... But I still couldn't make myself fall for him after all of that. I was 30 when that happened. I had to make a choice, between choosing security over a new endeavor that my heart fell for. This second guy, who was few years younger than me, will have a great future too, I know it. Might will never make as much money as mister #1 BUT I was in love with him.  I was attracted to him, I was in awe for him and I felt VERY HAPPY too. Not that I didn't feel happiness with mister rich #1 whenever he took me from Countries to countries and bought me all I wanted, but I felt "EMPTY"  NEVER was I really satisfied.

    But I felt SATISFACTION with guy #2. I felt Stronger, More Powerful, like anything can happen and everything was possible no matter what with guy #2...

    That year of my 30th birthday I made the most important choice in my life. It took me a year to make peace in my mind and make sure I made the right decision. I chose TRUE LOVE over financial security.

    It was the best day of my life and until now, it still is! I chose guy #2. The few years younger but starting his life career over the already established self made way richer guy that I could not fall for, for some reason, no matter how hard I tried to resonate with my mind and my heart.

    Guy #2 and I been married for few years now. We are the best of friends, we goof like children and we love like passionate teens in their first relationship lol. I don't have all the materials or all the extravagant lifestyle I used to have with guy #1, but one thing for sure now is that I am no more lost or confused, I feel like I am where I should be in life and I feel STRONG, POWERFUL, UNSTOPPABLE, IN LOVE. And really money, we are both making decent money together combined.

    I have realized that even the rich guy #1 could not make me feel satisfied or happier with all he could give me compare to what my husband is giving me right now, a feeling of "REAL" security, a sense of belonging to someone I were meant to be with. He is the most imperfect person for many many other women, SO I am too for many many other men I met, but for some reasons, we are just PERFECTLY made for each other. His weaknesses I have them as my strengths, my weaknesses are his strengths traits, we do balance each other in so many ways. I don't NEED or neither WANT to shop as much anymore as when I was with the guy #1, I guess I had needed to feel like spending a lot because something was missing for me, until I met my husband guy #2, I realized I didn't need much to buy anymore because my happiness is FULFILL I don't feel empty. There is a purpose in life for the both of us and I am feeling truly blessed I have met just amazing good guys in my life and that I had the clarity to make the right choice among all those good guys that loved me.

    My husband and I believe that if two people find their true mate, find true love, money will always be possible to find together. I believed it, because I am LIVING IT. There are no more powerful feeling than finding your true mate, rich or not. IF HE/SHE is the right person that you love and that person loves you back EQUALLY, money is just a bonus at that point. And it will happen! you might not be millionaires, but you will feel richer than millionaires! Cause this is how my husband and I feel like.

    In the end, what would you rather have, a person you can grow old with that you truly love, or grow old with tons of things/materials, but feel lonely even if you're surrounded by tons of people?  I guess when you are younger and you are more ambitious you want money, but like I had, once you have experienced all the luxuries and an extravagant lifestyle and I still felt lost and unsatisfied... I realized that true love in the end is all that matters to me. Believe me, I was once the gal who believed money was all. I wanted to show the world I could and would marry rich and live the large luxury life... but I grew out of it when I met my true mate.......

    I am now the richest WOMAN in the world hehe, not because of money, because we are not that rich but still do very well. I feel like the richest woman because I have found a man THAT CAN LOVE ME AS MUCH as I love him, AT THE SAME TIME... so hard to find.

    I used to fall for men that wouldnt fall for me, or would not fall for men that did fall for me. Or just bad timing in all... but this time, this time, this guy #2... we both love each other equally, at the same freaking time! It's to find the a man you love that also loves you back that is rare and hard. I was blessed to have found him.

    I am now proud of being the wife of guy #2. hehe. You will know when it's the right guy. I always felt like there would be better things next when I was dating someone, the grass next door always seemed greener all the time, or there were always what if's? Once I met guy #2.  all of that disappeared and it seemed like all my past baggages and the what ifs next door grass blab bla bla never existed.

    I am where I am supposed to be. With him.

    Good luck to everyone out there. I am not saying my choice was the right one for anyone else. But the choice I made for MYSELF was the RIGHT ONE for me. I know everyone has their own problems in life and have to make choices they don't like due to any reasons in their lives. But remember the RESULT... in the end, what do you really want? what will really make you happy? perhaps for you it's money, so go for it! smile but if it's just growing old with someone you can still laugh with and be in love with, well keep looking and don't let money distract you too much. Whatever you choose, just make sure you choose what really makes your heart feel "ALIVE". and you will be sure to make the right choice!

    Hope this little story of mine will help someone out there.

    1. Jynzly profile image67
      Jynzlyposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Hi Once was a Fool,

      I am so happy for you, you just supplied the perfect picture of why love wins over money in marriage.

  43. 0
    Beth37posted 2 years ago

    You couldn't pay me a million dollars to marry for money.

  44. ahorseback profile image50
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    Beautiful  Beth's got the right answer in this one ! Go ahead though marry for money , or even let it be a significant part of the reason and you know what ?  You'll be repeating the act over and over again . If you want riches learn how to truly Love ! If you want Love , learn how to give the richness of  being "two " away !

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    SKNKposted 18 months ago

    I'm also in dilemma because the one i'm having relationship right now (MFMN) is trying his very best to generate income to have more money to be with me but in the other side someone else (FAA) gave me a hint that if i'm with him then he will take a good care of me like taking care of the financial segment like paying for the basic needs like house, foods, clothes and a pocket money for me. I don't know which one to choose because both a very nice person. The huge different is MFMN is staying abroad in another country so we seldom meet, we only communicate thru IDD phone calls several times each day and he bare the huge phone biils every month. FAA is a local gentleman. My 7 years old daughter love MFMN so much because he loves kids and kids usually loves him as well and because we know him for almost 2 years now. If thinking with my mind and thinking about future feel like choosing FAA. Don't know which one to choose?

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      NoNeuroposted 12 months ago in reply to this

      I am in a similar situation like you. the man that i am head over heels in love with is not financially stable and said he will work on it for me. he loves me with fire and i am so happy with him.  the other man, who i have known longer and is more practical loves me also but lacks the fire that i have felt. the other man is very financially stable and will make sure that we are more than comfortable in life. i have a daughter and i am not struggling but i want whats best for my daughter. and i feel that whats best for my daughter is a good man who treats me well but is also financially stable.  the man that i am in love with is a gamble when it comes to stability. the man with money is a sure thing. i have told myself that i will learn to love the man with money as he loves me. i chose my daughters future. i want her secure. the man with money will provide that. the man without.. i am not sure if he is capable. he is very impulsive and a beautiful dreamer. i miss him so much but i keep it to myself. time will heal my pains for him. time will solidify my bond to the man with money. they are both good men. but yes, chose money. if i did not have a daughter.. i would have went to the man without money.

  46. ahorseback profile image50
    ahorsebackposted 18 months ago

    I would marry for neither ,  If you marry for love ,  lovers will start a war against you and if you marry for money , the bankers will slam  doors in your face !

  47. Adil Kotze profile image60
    Adil Kotzeposted 18 months ago

    Next question Marry for love or marry for sex or physical appearance?

    Honestly though, I initially marry for "love" in the sense that I find the individual both attractive in two ways genetically and healthy. Second I marry them for their intelligence and ability to help me teach myself and teach them. Third I marry them because they are capable of providing for a family financially, so that if something were to happen to me they would be in good hands, and if not I would force my future wife to get a job beforehand. Finally, I marry them because the sex is not awkward.

  48. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 12 months ago

    NoNeuro, You say: "i have told myself that i will learn to love the man with money as he loves me." You can't manufacture chemistry. It's either there or it's not.
    Anyone who marries for money is being selfish. It's not fair to the guy to be with a woman who is not "in love" with him. Eventually he will discover that you are NOT in love with him.

    You also stated that you are not struggling which means you're not in a desperate situation. Essentially you don't want to throw away a winning lottery ticket.

    You also said you want what's best for your daughter.
    Do you believe teaching her to marry a man she doesn't love is best for her?
    Wouldn't teaching her to be independent and not to settle be best for her?
    It's almost 2016! A husband should be more than a meal ticket!

    The top three reasons that cause divorce in my opinion are:
    1. Getting married to the wrong person.
    2. Getting married for the wrong reasons
    3. They fell out love/grew apart (No longer want the same things)

    (You are planning to do the first two and the third is around the corner)

    Whenever I hear about the scenario of a money or love I often wonder why do people limit themselves to just two options. Clearly neither man is the "right man" for you.
    Thankfully we live on a planet with over 7 Billion people on it!

    If you're not struggling then continue your search until you find a man who is everything you want. A marriage that is not based in love is likely to fail.
    If either of you has to change your core being in order to make a relationship works it means you're with the wrong person. You're better off being with someone who (already is) the kind of person you want to be with.

    One man's opinion!smile

  49. realtalk247 profile image72
    realtalk247posted 8 months ago

    Marry for love. Love is an action word. If you love your spouse and children you are forced to act on that Love by sacrificing and taking the steps necessary for those you love to have a good life. Part of being an adult in love includes being responsible. Because your world no longer revolves around your own needs but the collective whole- with love you can achieve financial security.
    Engaging in relationships for monetary benefit is morally wrong and hurtful to your partner.

  50. labowers profile image77
    labowersposted 5 months ago

    Marry for love. Although having a comfy financial cushion can make your life much more stress-free, if you truly love eachother, you'll get through whatever hurdles together.
    If you've had a bad day, crying into a pile of money just doesn't have the same emotional support as someone's arm around you telling you it will be okay.

 
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