At the moment I’m very happy.” Financial stress was the biggest reason for relationship breakdowns in Australia, the 2011 Relationships Indicators Survey revealed.
Taking that dismal fact into consideration, doesn’t it make sense to look for someone with money?
“People that have made their own money often possess the characteristics that I like in a man – they are successful, driven and motivated.” Throughout the conversation, Tracey shows no sign of guilt or shame for her actions because, as she explained, she makes her true intentions known. Interestingly, while many of the men appear to be after surface attributes like looks, Tracey says nearly all of the men she sees go into the relationships hoping to fall in love – and that’s where they get let down.
“I guess they know, but I’m really upfront; I tell them ‘if you can’t support me, I can’t support you’. “That’s what they don’t like, that I’m not in love with them,” she says.
Thankfully, according to experts, the answer is NO.
Relationships Australia director of operations NSW Lyn Fletcher said while money can ease financial pressure in a relationship it does not make up for everything.
And in doing so, potentially give up a chance at true love?
It’s an idea some women toy with but never see through and others refuse to even consider for moral reasons.
“It’s all about goals, not money.” Most importantly, keep your expectations real and don’t give in to social pressure.
“The higher expectations are putting a lot of pressure on people.
“If I don’t love them after a period of time, I give it up.” On the flip side, she hopes to fall in love too.
She’s fallen for two of the 10 millionaires and billionaires she says she’s dated but on both occasions the relationship never lasted.
“I can’t stand the neediness, quite often they are in need of attention, that gets to me a little bit, and it’s always them calling the shots so you have to be submissive,” she said.