Way overrated in 2020. It's all looks and personality.Med students are poor. Residents make some money and are much closer to attending salary. Remember, money makes you cuter. At least that's what a friend told me. LOL.
Meh I'd argue money only takes you so far. Grew up around upper class people, can't say the SOs looked any better than typical average girls. Whereas ordinary middle class friends who were good looking cleaned it up pretty hard.Oh,that may be. I maintain its easier to fall in love with a rich person than one who is not. Personality and looks only get you so far. The Dr degree may not carry the luster it used to, especially if you have to marry 400k in school loans
Way overrated in 2020. It's all looks and personality.
Money is a factor if you're broke/ultra rich and/or your target is the sugar daddy seeking population.
Very true. It's just not a real factor in dating anymore.I'm gonna echo this.
On average, Americans, particularly women, are more likely to have bachelor's degrees and above compared to before. We're all making our own money and trying to carve our paths...and millenials and gen-Z are thinking much more about emotional and long-term compatibility and mental health than previous generations due to evolving ideas of status, achievement, and stability.
The idea of marrying an SO for their money, particularly for those at and beyond first generation American status, is no longer as prominent of an issue as it was for other generations and perhaps as it is for immigrants or those in other countries, who are dealing with a separate set of issues.
Additionally, given modern American work schedules, the likelihood of an individual from a vastly different SES/projected SES post-grad becoming datable material is much less relevant compared to before. We generally marry people we're familiar with.
I can see how in other countries and certainly in the past money could be a game-changer for SO pickings, but again, current young adults now prioritize different things and are largely building stable careers for themselves. Money is only a game-changer for those currently or projected to be in extreme positions.
I do plead that older SDN users stop making jokes about or genuinely insinuating that money makes men more attractive to women in these types of posts. This is now largely archaic for the current applicant and in-school population and feeds into sexist and incel ideologies.
These may have been relevant or funny in your time or country, and perhaps among culturally conservative circles, but it's actually unhealthy now, and I'm sorry if you were negatively affected by the unfair societal norms and undue gendered pressure you experienced while growing up. You didn't deserve it, but the kids making posts like this don't deserve it either.
OP is just a kid looking for love, compassion, and comfort. Please do not put a young man's value with respect to (if he is straight) the opposite sex on his earnings. I see the havoc this wreaks, especially in my parents' generation and above, and especially with new immigrants desperately attempting to carve out their lives in a new country. It hurts everyone. It's not fair. Please stop.
OP, just live your life. Concentrate on building good friendships, a good sense of self, and ways to genuinely enjoy your life for now. The right person will eventually come along, and you will build a wonderful future with that person.