You need money as much as you need emotional maturity and intelligence in a relationship and until you can afford these, you probably shouldn’t be dating.
Avoid relationships that require too much spending.
You must have heard people say there’s no romance without finance, and that when you have no money, you have no honey. This is simply because deep down, most relationships are still transactional in nature.
That is to say, you stand a very high chance of getting someone to love you when you are financially OK. If you are not, all your abundance of emotions and good traits may not count for much.
Apart from the fact that relationships are largely transactional in Nigeria, another truth that every guy would need to wrap their heads around is that there is no relationship that’s free.
Relationships are not meant to solely be about what money can buy, they are not supposed to bleed you dry and they are not meant to wreck your credit but you cannot do love in 2019 [or anytime in recent memory] without having to actually spend money, whether you are a man or a woman.
Money keeps love on the roll
Love, even in its purest, truest and most genuine form usually involves giving gifts and spending quality time on dates among other things. And there is no way you are going to do these without spending.
However, taking away the transactional nature of relationships will still not excuse from spending on your woman. Neither will it excuse you, woman, from doing the same.
This is why you should consider not pursuing a relationship when you have no source of income. Really, love is quite difficult to prove when you’re very broke.
In this same vein, it should also be stated that dating within your financial bracket is something to really consider. Date someone that won’t require you to over-flex your financial muscle.
You also need to date someone who strives for financial freedom and pursues financial success of her own. This way both partners can continue to love and provide for each other.