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Monday, April 13, 2009

Economy vs. Dating

Filed under: $$$ Issues,For Singles Only,Relationships — Larry James @ 11:55 am

If you are looking to date someone who has money or status, then a bad economy will have a negative effect on dating.

If last week you were a banker for a bank that got caught up in the money crunch and this week you’re living with your mom, your dating potential has most likely decreased drastically.

A bad economy is only bad for dating if money was your main tool of attraction. If you rely on looks, charm, artistic talent, then your opportunities can rise in a down market.

Great dates don’t require a fat wallet.

The economic downturn can actually play to a couple’s advantage by fostering creative date ideas that save money, as well as by forcing a couple to pay attention to each other and actually talk rather than indulging in extravagant date activities that can undermine the process of exploring chemistry and compatibility.

No movies. Chit chat over a romantic dinner! Get to know each other better.

Copyright © 2009 – Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry’s books, “How to Really Love the One You’re With: Affirmative Guidelines for a Healthy Love Relationship,” “LoveNotes for Lovers: Words That Make Music for Two Hearts Dancing” and “Red Hot LoveNotes for Lovers.” Author Larry James presents seminars nationally for singles and couples. Subscribe to Larry’s FREE monthly “LoveNotes for Lovers” eZINE. Contact:, P.O. Box 12695, Scottsdale, AZ 85267-2695. –

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