How Many People Have Stayed with a Partner for Financial Reasons?

Couple with bills (Buzz Nigeria)

Couple with bills (Buzz Nigeria)

If you ever needed a reason to make your own money, and not depend on someone else, here comes a compelling stat: A survey conducted earlier this year of 2K people in the U.K. revealed that 16% of Brits have stayed in a relationship because of financial reasons in the past. In the present, 28% of Brits are staying in relationships due to financial reasons (though that may not be the only reason).

Some of the aforementioned financial concerns are that 35% of respondents said they couldn’t cover living expenses without their partner’s help, and 10% said their partner paid for luxuries.

I have some questions about methodology here: We don’t know the age ranges of the respondents, or how much they make, among many other things. We can’t extrapolate to see if this is true of any other countries.


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