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The Real Reason Women Marry

by Balthazar_Francis   June 22, 2011 at 6:00PM  |  Views: 882

A new survey shows that the vast majority of women marry for love… but there's a catch.

When it comes to walking down the aisle, most women are more concerned by the size of your heart rather than the size of your wallet. According to a recent YourTango.com survey, a whopping 91 percent of single women said they would marry for love over money. This is heartening and very sweet. However, the catch is you better have a job.

The same survey showed that girls hate unemployed men. Well, "hate" may be a little strong, but women definitely do not consider jobless men the "marrying kind." A staggering 75 percent of women surveyed said "they would not wed someone without a job." To be fair, 65 percent of women also said they themselves would "feel uncomfortable tying the knot" without having steady employment.

Meghan Casserly of ForbesWoman who helped conduct the survey said, "It is ironic that women place more weight on love than money, yet won't marry if they or their potential suitor is unemployed." Yes, it is indeed.

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