Relationships Don’t Work If Salaries Don’t Match
Before getting serious with a new partner, you may want to check their paystubs. According to new research, relationships are incompatible if there’s a $36,000 disparity in salary.
The fascinating new statistic emerged in a new study of 2,000 single Americans examining all things dating including the role finances play when entering into a new relationship.
Respondents were asked to assess where they feel a disparity in income actually leads to incompatibility. A nearly $40,000 difference in earnings was named as the point at which such a difference in earning becomes problematic while dating.
And earnings do seem to play a fairly significant role, it turns out, as over half of Americans (53 percent) studied feel it’s important to be on the same level financially as a romantic partner.
The new survey, conducted by online dating service Millionaire Match, also uncovered that 38 percent of Americans have actually had a had a relationship end because they weren’t on the same page financially with their partner
But compatibility doesn’t start and stop at money, of course.
The survey went on to reveal the biggest reasons relationships come to end was that the people in the relationship had different expectations, with 45 percent of respondents saying a previous relationship has ended for that reason.
Unfortunately, cheating was the second biggest reason with 41 percent of Americans having a relationship end because of some unfaithfulness. Not having time for each other (39 percent) rounded out the top three, with realizing the love was gone coming in fourth (39 percent).
The post-break-up blues is very real, it appears, as 69 percent of Americans say they go through a period of “hopelessness” directly after a relationship ends. The average length of that hopelessness stretch was also revealed to be five weeks.
“When you know the main reason for a relationship ending, it is especially important to be mindful of who you choose to date next,” said Katherine Zhang of Millionaire Match. “Millionaire Match’s successful membership model proves this. Similar economic conditions and mutually agreed upon values can tremendously help both sides get along.”
Dating can be rough, and according to the survey, an amazing 38 percent of single Americans have actually “given up” on dating.
Instagram's New Walkie Talkie Feature
Instagram’s got a new feature that will take us back to the days of trying to communicate with our neighbor friends…before we were allowed to have cell phones. It’s a walkie talkie feature that goes directly to your pals’ DMs. All you have to do is record up to one minute of audio, and you can send it along to the friend of your choice.
Unlike Instagram stories, the audio clips don’t expire. So understand: whatever you send to your pals will be in their DMs f-o-r-e-v-e-r. No sending your deepest, darkest secrets using this feature as it will surely come back to haunt you.
All you have to do is open up a direct messaging conversation with the person you’re trying to chat with. Press and hold the microphone icon, and record away!
It’s simple, but it could be dangerous if you send the wrong thing to the wrong person. Tread lightly, friends!
Source: Business Insider
How Gross Sharing A Toothbrush With Your S.O. Really Is
Whether it’s a one-time thing or a regular habit, some couples are totally fine with using their partner’s toothbrush. Meanwhile, the rest of us cringe at the thought of swapping toothbrushes with our S.O., but are we making it too much of a big deal? According to a Match.com survey, 22% of participants admit to sharing their sweetie’s toothbrush, so lots of folks are doing it. But when it comes to oral hygiene, sharing really isn’t caring.
According to orthodontist Ana Castilla, swapping spit and swapping brushes aren’t the same thing … like, at all. And she would never recommend doing it. She explains that the mouth is home to hundreds of different species of bacteria and sometimes some viruses, including colds, flu, herpes, and even periodontal disease, which can all be transferred from one person to another by sharing a toothbrush.
“To kiss someone is one thing,” Dr. Castilla says. “To pick up the plaque and bacteria off of someone’s teeth and then scrub it on your own is quite another.”
So even if you think you’re both healthy, the less bacteria you spread around is better for everyone involved. That means when you don’t have your own toothbrush, you’re better off using your sanitized finger to brush instead of borrowing your S.O.’s.
Source: Well and Good