Study Finds: Saving Is Sexy

Study Finds: Saving Is Sexy

NEW YORK — Being frugal is no longer taboo, even in the dating world. That’s the main finding of a newly-released survey, which shows that the vast majority of Americans value thriftiness in a potential partner — even on the first few dates.

Researchers at Slickdeals, a popular online couponing site, recently surveyed 2,000 American adults, hoping to better understand the interplay between money, frugality, and dating in modern society. Somewhat surprisingly, 92 percent of respondents said they considered frugality “attractive” in a partner, while another 79 percent didn’t mind their partner using a coupon on a date.

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Does Study Finds mean cheap or frugal?

Following Jesus is never a sexy path to walk especially when it comes to money.

However, following Jesus does require a faith that overspends while being frugal at the same time. In short, a disciple of Jesus will be attractive to no one.

To the cheap Jesus overspends. To the over-spenders Jesus is cheap.

For you see, on one hand Jesus requires His disciples in God’s love to put everything they have into serving others, but on the other hand instructs that “nothing be wasted.”

  • When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted. (John 6:12)

Cultural Christians are frugal on the cheap side and thus fall short of a life of faith concerning money and possessions.

By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late. Send the people away so they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”

But Jesus answered, “You give them something to eat.”

They said to him, “That would take eight months of a man’s wages ! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?”

“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked. “Go and see.” When they found out, they said, “Five–and two fish.” Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass.

So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to set before the people. He also divided the two fish among them all. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.

The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand. (Mark 6:35-44)

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“It’s no good, it’s no good!” says the buyer; then off he goes and boasts about his purchase. (Proverbs 20:14)

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(—Overspending, in fact, was a surefire way to lose a suitor: two-thirds of those surveyed said they’d feel turned off by a partner spending in a frivolous manner. Debt was less of a turn-off, but still a turn-off nonetheless, with over half of respondents indicating that substantial amounts would make them think twice.

Many seem to have had their views on spending shaped by prior relationships— 60 percent said that they’d previously dated a poor money manager, making them reevaluate their priorities in a significant other.

Still, for all that it can help, bear in mind that money can’t buy a good date. Poor hygiene, bad manners, and phone dependency were all viewed to be major date killers, the survey found. Oddly enough, bragging about one’s financial savvy could also be a bad play, with a quarter of respondents perceiving such behavior repulsive.