I've yet to see a man discount going out with a woman because she makes too much or not enough for him." But the statistics suggest otherwise.
Likewise, men who say they earn more than $150,000 have the greatest chance of hearing from a woman.
(Stats on interactions between same-sex online daters are harder to come by.) For some, ruling out possible matches based on their income means being realistic, not superficial.
Alix Abbamonte is a 33-year-old freelance publicist in New York.
In the past few years, she's made several online profiles — on Ok Cupid, Tinder, Match, and e Harmony — none of which have revealed her (variable) income.
There are some women who only date guys with salaries in the high six-figures, but I am not one of those women.
Is it better just to avoid the whole issue and wait until the relationship gets serious to discuss it?Wallach says he gave "zero consideration" to potential mates' incomes — except when he saw they were higher than his."That signaled they may be aiming for a lifestyle or relationship that I just couldn't afford, given post-divorce debts and child support." JDate user Yan Falkinstein, a 31-year-old attorney who lives in Northridge, California, says he doesn't want to be judged by the number on his paycheck.Still, she always checks to see the salary of potential mates and uses that information to determine if she will give a guy the time of day."When I read that a man is making only ,000, I am turned off," she says. "Absolutely not." On the other hand, Abbamonte generally doesn't believe a guy when he says he makes over 0,000, since there isn't any way to verify that people are giving accurate estimates of their income.Personally, I didn't think I'd been trying to hide anything when I'd left the salary category on my own profile blank, but seeing my date's number made me sheepish about my own income (about ,000 a year) — and glad that I hadn't revealed it.