Nearly half of Americans say they definitely or probably couldn’t come up with $2,000 in a month, according to new research the Wall Street Journal reported on yesterday.
The survey authors posed this question because the $2,000 figure “reflects the order of magnitude of the cost of an unanticipated major car repair, a large copayment on a medical expense, legal expenses or a home repair.” They said they were surprised so many “seemingly ‘middle class’ Americans” expressed financial fragility.
We recently polled CatholicMatch members to learn if finances affect their dating lives, and 59 percent said yes. One in five respondents said finances are a “major problem” when it comes to dating. Men were more likely to cite it as a problem, especially those who are 51 and older.
What do you think? Is your ability to date influenced by your bank account? How do gender expectations factor in?