By Marianne Mancusi Beach, GALTime Staff
In this new economy is a frugal date a turn-on...or a turn-off? Well, a new survey suggests that depends on your gender.
That's right. Two thirds of the men surveyed by ING Direct USA said they'd consider a frugal blind date to be sexy. But less than half the women agreed--with a third actually comparing frugality with stinginess.
So why the big difference in the sexes when it comes to pinching pennies? We asked Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, and founder of the Center for Financial Social Work who deals with gender issues in finances on a day-to-day basis.
"Women traditionally equate money/spending with love and caring, i.e., "emotional spending"," she says. "While men equate money with success and achievement, which is why women like to be "lavished" with gifts, and men prefer to hang onto their money (accumulate wealth.)"
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