With the global economy in a slump, people are now turning to strange and often outrageous ways to tide themselves over. Surprisingly, dating and romance have not escaped unscathed. A trending topic on the internet right now is dating for financial support, which sounds exactly like it is. Dating for money allows singles to meet people for romantic relationships as well as for financial security. How exactly is this done?
Dating for financial security is probably easiest done on websites which offer their services to people who are looking to date for money. One feature that these websites have over regular dating websites had is that they allow users to specify how much their potential mates should be earning. Some sites even allow users to specify how much weekly or monthly stipends they would like to receive from potential partners.
Not surprisingly, ethical issues have arisen from the practice of dates for money. Some view it as a subtle form of prostitution, while others prefer to look at the arrangement from a more practical point of view. In most cases where two people get together to form a relationship finances are always involved, and more often than not, the person who is more capable financially may end up supporting the other person in the relationship. Supporters of this new trend say that unlike prostitution, the arrangement simply allows people to find potential partners based on financial capability, and insist that the concept of dating for financial security has existed as long as romantic relationships existed, albeit not couched in the similar, blunter terms.
There are reasons not to do it, but the concept also has its merits. Whether people like it or not, money will always be a factor in relationships. Some people may see this concept as one way to secure that the relationships last because both partners know that they are entering this kind of arrangement, so future conflicts about money can be minimized. Dating for money is not just a one-sided arrangement. The concept allows two people to have physical and emotional chemistry aside from the prospect of financial support, which means that both partners get what they want and need from the relationship.