Could you date someone who was broke?

  • Eli_jah

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    May 02, 2013 2:16 AM GMT
    What are your requirements for the guy you're seeing? Does he have to have a car? A house/apartment? What if he was living with his parents, or couchhopping, and had no job or money? How would you deal with that?
  • LoveAndPeace

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    May 02, 2013 2:45 AM GMT
    I mean if he doesn't have job its okay but he should be atleast trying to get one.He should live alone aswell but if he has to live with his parents its okay and aslong as metro is still accessible cars aren't a necessity unless he doesn't live in the city.
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    May 02, 2013 3:08 AM GMT
    He has to resemble the wealth of Oprah, Bill Gates or any of the characters from Dallas. Otherwise, I'm not interested. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 02, 2013 9:00 PM GMT
    NeutralObserver saidWhat are your requirements for the guy you're seeing? Does he have to have a car? A house/apartment? What if he was living with his parents, or couchhopping, and had no job or money? How would you deal with that?


    For one, I value how they treat me. I don't care if he's broke or struggling. Long as he pay his own bills and working on some goals but treats me with respect then he's alright with me.
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    May 02, 2013 9:12 PM GMT
    As long as he didn't make it my problem. I have no issue with finding cheap/free stuff to do, but I would not want to start out a relationship with someone I had to go pick up, always cover for, etc.

    My SO is -- like many people -- dealing with "underemployment" and we've adjusted our spending accordingly. It's a little different when you've been with the person a while and you can be sure it is due to external forces, vs. lack of initiative or a sense of entitlement.
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    May 02, 2013 9:27 PM GMT
    I don't think I can do it. Lol, this may sound bad but I dated guys like the OP mentioned in the past. No job, no car, no money, no ride, no passions/goals. No more. I went out with a couple of rich older men, too. No spark really. So now, I'm settling for someone in the middle, happy enough, enough money, cute/smart enough. But yeah, the answer is No .... I can't do it if the guy is completely Broke !!! I have my moments of money/work problem but I think the key is your attitude toward it, sometimes not getting what you want is a blessing.
  • LJay

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    May 02, 2013 9:33 PM GMT
    A sponge? No. A broke guy who works to take care of himself, yes.

    "O golly, money is tight. We'll just have to stay home and try to find something fun to do."
  • great_scott

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    May 02, 2013 9:41 PM GMT
    Plenty of times. They're usually the best lays.