Can You Afford Love? (via blackenterprise.com)
Today’s love seems to be more money focused than love based. The longer I live, the more perplexed I become. Love in America seems to be drifting more and more towards superficiality than rooted in substance. If you desire to find love in the 21st century, it seems a couple of the questions you need to ask yourself are, “Can I afford it?” or “Is my net worth enough?”
From matchmaking sites, to blogs, to television shows and movies, there seems to be an increasing focus on money in order to establish a love connection. This is very concerning because something that was once a matter of the heart has now shifted to a matter of the wallet/purse. A number of companies with specific business models for singles seeking mates possessing money/wealth seem to be appearing daily. Sugar daddies. Sugar mommas. Millionaire dates sites. The list goes on and on. Some high-end experts specializing in this market are making handsome salaries by charging clients $50,000-$500,000 a year (see $100,000 Matchmaker). Love now seems to be a commodity that can only be purchased.