This infographic from http://sugardaddie.com/ was shared with me and I was asked if I agreed. I would say yes, and no. Let me explain!
I agree with about 90% of what the infographic states. I think that women are looking for more stability and financial security as they get older. When I think back to my 20′s, I wanted the perfect man. Didn’t we all? As I’ve gotten older, I can see where stability is very important and can relate to wanting financial security as women get even older. When you are younger you aren’t looking into the future as much and worried about bills and long-term financial stability. When I think back to my 20′s, I was worried about money to go out and party, not making sure my bills would be taken care of. I guess that just comes with maturity.
As far as gifts. I completely agree! I would much rather receive something that was well thought out than something expensive. Anyone can go to the store and buy expensive jewelry, but it takes that extra to show someone how much you really care. When I give my husband gifts, even for him, I normally make something. I don’t like going out and buying things because anyone can do that. I spend time and put thought into gifts…just as I think men should do for the women they love. Now, I’m not saying you have to make something…because not everyone can do that..but you can put some time into really thinking about things.
As far as advice, it is SO true. When I’m complaining about something or having a bad day or whatever, I just want to be able to vent. More than likely I don’t really want advice and if I do get advice it will just make me that much more upset. There have been many times when my husband tries to give advice and it sends me over the edge and we end up in a huge fight…..you aren’t going to see things my way, because you’re, well, a man…so just listen, nod and comfort.
As far as the car issue. I disagree. You don’t need to have a nice car to impress me. Cars and possessions have never been a big deal for me though. I think if you have a car, that’s awesome. If you make $300,000 a year and drive a Kia, so be it. Who cares if it gets you were you want to be? You don’t have to flaunt having a lot of money.
So yes, I do believe the infographic is pretty much right on. What do you think? Do you agree? Do you think this would be helpful to men to see what we really do think and what we value?