Would you date someone who makes minumum wage? Not as a teen or college student but say you were in your late 20's or older and you're thinking of getting married.
Would you be happy being with a minimum wage spouse? Especially if they didn't have a degree or any type of qualifications?
Most Helpful Guy
Personally I don't think I would manage it because while it would be fine casually, in a serious relationship I don't think I can date someone who doesn't live on their own. So being that I don't know of any people living on their own on minimum wage I don't think I could do it.
You will find plenty of guys who have no problem with dating a girl who lives with her parents but what I found out right away when I moved into my own place was that it became a huge deal to the first girl I tried to date. Well, in my experience, it became a problem because she didn't want to stay at her own place meaning.. that leaves my place.
I felt like she was mooching after a while. She had no car, her paycheck went to her parents, I had to pay the gas, I had to do the driving. Plus the people who don't live on their own don't have the maturity. They don't know what it's like to have finances. They think paying for a cell phone makes them "independent." It's way different.
What you'll typically find is that most couples typically relate to each other the best when they make the same income. They understand each other better because they live with similar incomes meaning they save/spend similarly. They'll typically have the same stuff. They'll have the same size house/apartment and such.
The girls usually try to date a step or more upwards in proportion to their own income. This is one reason (among many) that most career women struggle to date. If they're hypergamous like most women their "options" get smaller and smaller the more money they make. Their dates are never "successful" enough because they consider the success relative to their income.
So overall I'd not likely date her seriously if she made minimum wage unless it was temporary and she had something else lined up. Just the comments alone for some people would be enough. I know one guy who had a mooch of a girl and he was getting called out on it being for the sex.2
Most Helpful Girl
minimum wage maybe ( time turns and you can't take someone just because they are rich, you can go broke in a day and you can grow rich in a day.. that is time, if that person is ambitious you have to believe in them and do it).. but no degree never ( I call a degree the weapon into any industry).. When you think about marriage you can't be selfish you have to think 5-10 years down the road.. you have to think that someday you might have kids.. don' ruin your kids life coz you took a choice based on your heart... they deserve a good education and a good home..0