Money can buy love

Money can buy love
Money can buy a lot of things. Some people even believe that money can buy love (and happiness and everything else).

Money can certainly buy lust or like, but real love? True, unconditional love is something that shouldn't even be considered "for sale." Love is something that grows over time and requires being nourished, so how can it be bought outright?

While the initial attraction to someone who has a lot of money may eventually develop into love, I don't think that's the same thing.

Agree

Lukevukovic

It can make it easier

Being financially free can absolutely lead to love way faster. Without those worries and more attraction due to wealth it can accelerate the process.
Posted by Lukevukovic on 08-12-2017
limberg

Rich people have the advantage

Okay, what we talk about love, we talk about the entire package. Some people fall in love with a person because he or she is extremely beautiful or handsome or macho or sexy. There are some people who fall in love with a person because he or she is intelligent or kind-hearted or funny. Of course, there are also people who fall in love with a person because he or she is filthy rich.

You might say, oh, that's not true love because all that person wants is money, blah blah. If you fall in love with an intelligent person, then you could also say that the person only wants brains. Handsome or beautiful women have advantage over those who are not so gorgeous or pretty. Intelligent people have an advantage over those who are less smart. And rich people have an advantage over those who are not that rich.

It's a reality of life. You can get attracted to a person who is rich. I'm not saying that everyone gets attracted to rich people. We have our own tastes. There are those who love Asian. Those who love hispanics. Those who love slim people. Those who love fat people. And there are those who love rich people.

Posted by limberg on 08-14-2017
Neiltarquin

Yes you can

We say love has no price tag but we are hooked to all material things that money can buy. We always say that it is impossible to buy someone's love, yes that is true, if your going to waltz in and say I want to buy love, who is selling? That notion will eventually lead to hate because our mind is fixed on saying love is not for sale.

Now, if you would use money not as the main currency to buy love but as a supporting role, would that change things? I guess it will, because we always do that. Unconciously, if we want to impress someone, we spend on things. Like perfume, clothes and stuff that might help us to be more confident to approach that we are trying to impress. We take them to fancy places to make a good impression. We use money to buy love but not directly, we use money as a tool to boost our confidence and lead things to our favor.

Posted by Neiltarquin on 08-10-2017
overcast

Yes No such Thing As True

I am single in 30s. I have been approached by women with only one question all my life how much rich you are. So you can see that there is no such thing as true love. people who get adjusted with each other call it true love. In reality money buys people and then they adjust. So it all comes down to how people adjust with the money in their hand.
Posted by overcast on 08-10-2017
Gettingmile

Absolutely YES

Firstly, many people don't know how love primarily occurs. FROM MEN PERSPECTIVE: Men are primarily wired to look. Provided all other things are equal, men don't care whether a lady is wealthy, has a car, the type of house she's leaving in, etc but the first thing they are attracted to is "look".

FROM WOMEN PERSPECTIVE: While a lady is primarily wired to authority or possession men. This is now where many people get it wrong, many people thought the only thing women do care about is money. Absolutely NO! (I'm not talking about "gold digger" ladies here).Actually, the first thing a lady will care about in a relationship is the ability to bring up healthy children and they know the only way to achieve this is money. Even a lot of women are unaware of this fact simply because this need is located in their subconscious mind.And a lot of ladies will say that "I don't need money in a relationship" when asked the question.

So can money buy love? Yes, it can to some extent but not everything. What I mean is that money is very important in a relationship.Of course, no one wants to get married and be looking for money for food, to send kids to school, to rent an apartment for your family, travel to places, inability to pay a child hospital bills, bringing up unhealthy children, etc. But money carried just 35% of love, not everything. There are other things that contribute to love such as intimacy, care, taking each other burden, etc.

Posted by Gettingmile on 08-10-2017

Disagree

cmoneyspinner

Then Why Don't Celebrities Buy Real Love?

If money can buy love then a lot of the celebrities must be wasting their money on counterfeit or fake love. Seems to me if money can buy love, Selena Gomez, Angelina Jolie, and others like her - male or female celebrities - should go buy some real love. Quit spending all that money on fake love! (O.o)
Posted by cmoneyspinner on 08-11-2017
centurion

Love can not be buy by money

Love can not be buy by money. Jesus loves on hearts. Some times great creator stay on the true love. You can not buy true love by money. You can buy body. You cna buy sex. But you can not buy love.

Thanks Centurion

Posted by centurion on 08-17-2017
Mehano

It can't

Money can't buy real love. Sure, you can buy somebody to spend a night with or something similar but that is not love.

Love is something that has to come from the heart and completely naturally. It is something special between two individuals and money can't do anything to aid it.

Even if there is a millionaire and he is single and interested in you that doesn't mean that he can just pay you some amount of money and you will love him. That is not how it works. Love is not for sale.

Posted by Mehano on 08-10-2017
Jonathan Solomon

What type of love

It's an interesting debate. Mainly due to the fact that everyone has a different definition of love itself.

To begin, you can buy lust easy with money. Love, however, has different types and degrees to it. There's comfort in knowing your significant other is bringing in enough money to pay the bills and take care of your needs. Because of that, your significant other begins to grow on you. Mix that with lust, you may have something that appears to be love. When in fact it's something of zero or hollow value. In this case, it's the fact of knowing there's stability within a small household. Rather than true affection.

Love, in my opinion, is best achieved through loyalty, trust, and affection over time. I'd much rather slowly fall in love with my significant other than buy their heart. That's just how I feel.

Posted by Jonathan Solomon on 08-12-2017
Xilkozuf

Not true love

Maybe it can buy a woman/man, she/he might be interested in a rich person just because of their money, and they might fake love. Just fake it, indeed! No true love can be born from a start like this. It might buy happiness for yourself, but love is not something you can gain so "easily"... it must be achieved with your personality.
Posted by Xilkozuf on 08-09-2017
BigDreamer

Maybe Happiness but Not Love

Money might be able to buy some people happiness but it can't buy love. People may love the money you pour out to them, but real love can't be bought.
Posted by BigDreamer on 08-09-2017
Lizzyib

Nope.

I agree that money can provide a lot of tangible things, and even some intangible things such as opportunities or experiences. But I have to disagree when people think you can buy another's affection. Even if you thought you were successful at achieving this, how could you be sure they actually loved you for you, and not just in love with your money?
Posted by Lizzyib on 08-13-2017
Craap

We are genetically designed to love

When we form relationships with other human beings, we release a chemical called oxytocin. This is considered the "love" chemical. And, unfortunately, money can't buy it... yet. So I'm gonna go with the traditional lifestyle and take what everybody says: A wholesome family beats all the money in the world!
Posted by Craap on 08-09-2017
peachpurple

Fake Love

Money can buy almost everything including love but not genuine feelings are involved. For example, a man could buy a woman's hand in marriage even though they are different in languages or religion. It is a common practice for single men in late forties to marry single young foreigner ladies ( such as Vietnam, China, Thailand, Nepal ) in order to bear children to carry on the surname. They are married legally in both countries but there is no love in it. There is no courtship, just pay the wedding gift ( money) to the bride's family and never to return to the bride's homeland ever again. This is called fake love or real marriage.
Posted by peachpurple on 08-09-2017
Pixie

Not True

Money can never buy true love. Love is a very strong feeling and this is something impossible to buy. My friend was deeply in love with a boy and used to buy him lots of things. However, the boy never felt love for my friend despite the fact that she was showering him with gifts. So love is something which cannot be forced. It is something which happens naturally.
Posted by Pixie on 08-10-2017
wallet

I disagree!

Nothing can buy love, not the money, gifts or anything else. even if you love someone so much and do a lot of stuff for that person but if that person is not loving you back, it never will. No one can make a person to love if that person doesn't share that love!
Posted by wallet on 08-11-2017
VintageRose

You can buy a lot, but...

With money you can buy companionship, you can buy items and you can even buy temporal happiness, but you can't buy emotions.

There is simply no way for anyone to buy affection, because it is something that is born from deep within; you can buy the illusion of said affection, but the truth is that you only have yourself to convince others to love you.

Posted by VintageRose on 08-09-2017
JoeMilford

No It Can't

Money can not buy love. Love is not a material thing like the humankind-invented concept of currency. However, not having money can be a stress on relationships, and could be one of the factors which could wear love out if people are constantly struggling financially in their relationships. Money, unfortunately, is essential for survival, and our culture has shaped us into creatures who judge others based upon their income. In other words, a person may have fallen in love with a homeless guy, but she takes one look at his predicament and economic status, and she doe not even consider it as she walks on down the sidewalk.
Posted by JoeMilford on 08-12-2017
wiseagent

Absolutely not!

I think this is one of the biggest lies that humans have been able to create to themselves... As if they were living in an alternative world where everything can be bought with a piece of paper.

When will people realize once and for all that values ??and feelings can never be bought no matter how much money is on the table?

C'mon people... It's time to wake up! This make me sick sometimes. =(

Posted by wiseagent on 08-15-2017
Joteque

Love is not for sale

Nowadays, everything has a "fast food" version where the concept of even our dearest sentimental feelings is bottled up and packaged in a nice little affair where buyers and sellers can commence in the business of love. I see the red and pink banners waive high on special occasions and I always tell myself,"why make such an effort on the one or two occasions when love is inescapable all year round?" This is why some people are unhappy and get tricked and there are so many drama because the best things in life like genuine love is free to come and go and evolve naturally even if the environment may have been prearranged by investment. Everything else has a price to it and there is a price to pretending and fooling oneself into believing that love potion #9 can be purchased and sprinkled over a couple's bedding to close the deal.
Posted by Joteque on 08-10-2017
this_free_spirit

Definately not real love

I agree that while money may play some important roles in initial attraction or the early stages of courting (there's a fun old fashioned notion), it definitely doesn't secure real love. Money might also give you the option of doing things to be more attractive to a potential partner... clothes, cars, hairstyles, etc. , but again, in the end it's who you are that creates real love. Additionally, anyone who leaves a relationship due to financial issues... well, how deep is their love if they're not willing to stand by their loved one through thick and thin. Ultimately, in my opinion, money is one of those things that comes and goes in life, but love is something more tangible to me. I will always work harder for love than I will for money.
Posted by this_free_spirit on 08-09-2017
zheh

It Can't

If someone stick to the person for money thats not love. It's gold digging. You're a user if you do that so love is not present right. If you can buy love why do most of the rich people are not happy with those gold digger they marry or live with. Love is earned, loving someone is a process.
Posted by zheh on 08-16-2017
Goshen26

Big NO

Money cant buy love. Though, money helps it to grow in some situation
Posted by Goshen26 on 08-16-2017
felabruno

Absolutely not

Love cannot be bought. Yes, money can buy you tons of things and it can give you joy at some point and make life easier but it is impossible to pay somebody to love you unconditionally or, you could pay, but it's not gonna be 100% real. I don't know how someone can think that love can be bought or think that money will make it easier to find it. Love can happen to you even if the only thing you own is a pair of shoes. Love is the purest feeling ever and it always happens in a natural way.
Posted by felabruno on 08-17-2017
tmccoy

Love Can't be Brought

Either desperate or lonely individuals would believe that they can buy love. When all that person is doing is buying the illusion of love (ie Fake Love). Love is earned through dedication, consistency, and trust not money. Yes, having money brings attention, but the wrong kind. Those individuals only want the money and that's it. When the money is gone, so is them. Find someone that loves you for you, and not what you can buy for them.
Posted by tmccoy on 08-18-2017

Comments

explorerx7
I don't agree with the notion that money will be able to buy love. The money will make people tolerate and be kind and care for others but deep down inside it's nothing but a convenient pretense. In most instances, if the money should run out then, that caring attitude begins to disintitigrate.
Posted by explorerx7 on 08-09-2017
morgoodie
I don't believe money can buy love at least not the kind that you should be looking for or wanting in your life. If a person is only interested in you because you have money then they are not going to love you for who you are just what you can buy them. I don't think that is real love. Real love isn't based on the material things in life, but in your personality and how you make someone else feel. Love based on monetary attributes won't last especially if you lose the wealth that made them "fall in love" with you in the first place.
Posted by morgoodie on 08-09-2017
luispas
I won't agree nor disagree to this topic because I'm sure that money can't buy the love, but at least it can entertain you. I'm trying to say that there are more deep things that can fill us and make us happy, for example helping others, giving or sharing your things, or just meet with the people you appreciate. For other side, if you have money you can buy all the things you want and need to help you feel better, but you have to give a meaning to those things, maybe helping others. It's not having money, it's what you make with it.
Posted by luispas on 08-09-2017
galegatling
Money can buy FAKE love but not REAL love.
Posted by galegatling on 08-09-2017
kgord
I think money can buy gratitude, friendship and companionship but it can't buy love. If you are the one always doing the giving the other person is likely using you, and may become resentful over time. It sounds paradoxical but that is really how it works.
Posted by kgord on 08-09-2017
giovanniiiii
You can't buy love because love is something that is nourished and not forced. You can give me the world but I cannot guarantee you that I can love you unless I have known you for some time. Love comes naturally and someday it will come to you if you have not found it yet.
Posted by giovanniiiii on 08-09-2017
Marvadaum
While I don't think money can buy you love it certainly helps. Being resourceful is one of the things that attract women because subconsciously a wealthy man is a man that can provide for her and for her children. It's all in the genes. Still, nothing beats attitude and confidence.
Posted by Marvadaum on 08-09-2017
freebird37
Money cannot buy love or happiness. There is a place inside of us that can only be filled with things that money cannot buy. When you are rich and can have anything you want, that can only fill you up for so long until you desire friends or a love who loves you for you and not for what your money can do for them. Some people can only fill this void with God who definitely can't be bought and doesn't want your money. Money is hollow and fleeting, and if you are more in love with money than anything else, I can bet you're as happy as the scrooge.
Posted by freebird37 on 08-09-2017
fishmonk
Money can buy temporary love but love bought with money is not exactly pure love. This love might cease to exist once the money runs out or the other individual is no longer interested in your money.
Posted by fishmonk on 08-09-2017
SimplyD
In my opinion, money can't really buy love. A rich man can marry a sexy and beautiful woman because of his money since some women are so materialistic or maybe the woman came from a poor family. The family would be the one even to push the woman to marry the rich guy because they know that once she is married to him, the more that they will benefit from the man's money. But it doesn't mean that the woman already loves the guy. She only loves his money.
Posted by SimplyD on 08-10-2017
rose thornes
You can't buy love. They love your money not you. If you lost all your money will they stay with you? If they prefer to stay then that is love. Maybe you can buy any material things with your money but not love. Love is a feeling, an emotions that one feel and you can never control those feelings like you can't control your heartbeat.
Posted by rose thornes on 08-10-2017
galegatling
Right. It's like you are selling your love for money and in return you also get fake love which isn't what you are really looking for. Money is so powerful that it even makes the world spin now. It's like one of the standards when it comes to love and friendship.
Posted by galegatling on 08-10-2017
Corzhens
I know of a lot of couples that I can say money had bought him love. Mostly the husband is rich although there are some cases that the wife is rich and expectedly much older than the young man. I know that we cannot generalize things but based on what I have seen, more couples have failed marriages due to that factor - money buying love. As they say, when the flame of lust had been extinguished, reality sets in and the young girl would realize that her husband is not worth loving at all. And to the few couples who succeeded in maintaining their marriage, kudos to them.
Posted by Corzhens on 08-10-2017
Sue
If somebody is in love with you or only drawn to you for your money then it clearly isn't real love. I know their are lots of gold diggers out there who only seek out people who have money for their own financial gain. They don't care about anybody only themselves and want they can get. I think it is terrible that people are that way. I would much rather have true love in my life then to be with someone or have someone be with me for money alone.
Posted by Sue on 08-10-2017
Zyni
Lucky for me, someone loving me only for my money has never been a problem (since I never had that kind of money, ha ha).

I'm surprised by the "yes" votes. I have to disagree. Like I said originally, love may develop over time even if the attraction was based on money, but "buying love" not so much (in my opinion). I'm sad to see how cynical some of the comments are in this regard. Maybe you're just getting involved with the wrong people. There are plenty of people out there who care about the person, not the wallet.
Posted by Zyni on 08-10-2017
hermessantos
Money can not buy love. Love is not palpable and priceless. Money can buy pleasure and material goods, but never true love.
Posted by hermessantos on 08-10-2017
RosieCheeks
Love is not a material thing, which you can buy. If You are rich and possess a huge fortune, well you are lucky. You will easily afford to live in a luxurious penthouse on Hollywood hills, driving Mazeratis and Lamborghinis, wearing expensive clothes and buying nice gadgets, show-offy parties and lots of glamorous gold-diggers around you. But if You want genuine feelings, love or friendship, sorry, money cannot help here.
Posted by RosieCheeks on 08-11-2017
lilac123
I don't think so. Sure, people get married for money all the time but as soon as the money is gone, I'm sure that there will be a divorce. Love is about giving and sacrifice and not about what you will get from the other person in return. True love is priceless and cannot be bought with anything.
Posted by lilac123 on 08-11-2017
vinaya
What is love, how will you express love. You say I love you and is this enough. Will your partner be really happy if you repeat three magical words? Compare the situation, you say I love you, you pluck a rose from your garden and give it to your partner, you buy expensive gift and give it to your partner. Wat will make your partner more happy? yes of course expensive gift. Lo and behold, you answered it. Money can buy love.
Posted by vinaya on 08-11-2017
Zyni
Vinaya, I'm not sure that's always the case. Many people are happier with the thoughtful gift than the expensive one. Sure, everyone likes nice things, but that doesn't necessary mean that you can buy their love with those things.

I guess you have to delve deeper in this case and look at their love languages. Some people think you "prove" your love by giving them extravagant gifts. Others, not so much.
Posted by Zyni on 08-15-2017
DanoCath
I'm quite not sure to whether agree or disagree with the topic. In my own personal experiences, I had this friend who has her love put in an auction the higher the bid the better. She's a romanticist, however, it comes with a price. She's beautiful, yes she is and is financially unstable too. We're friends, however, when it comes to love she's practical. She never hangs out with just anyone unless he's loaded. I find it unagreeable but it's her life and I have nothing to do about it. And now she's in a relationship with some guy who's an owner of a company and she's just so happy with him. The guy is able to provide everything she needs and wants, and I guess that her definition of love. However, I just can't agree that love can be bought. I believe there are still love that money can't be bought.
Posted by DanoCath on 08-20-2017