Apparently one in five people have stayed in the wrong relationship for financial reasons
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the findings of a decidedly unromantic survey revealed that nearly a fifth of people have stayed with a partner for financial reason, despite knowing the relationship wasn’t right for them.
Researchers from trading site Ziffit interviewed more than 2,000 men and women across the UK to find out what impact money worries have on their relationship.
Of the 16% of respondents who admitted to staying with a partner for money, more than a third admitted they couldn’t cover the cost of living without their other half’s financial support.
A further 10% of interviewees said their partner paid for those luxuries they couldn’t afford such as foreign holidays.
Paul Treanor, eCommerce director at Ziffit, said:
It is all rather worrying to see just how financially dependent Brits are on their partners.
Our survey suggests that when five couples are sitting around a table at least one person is there purely because of the financial security their partner provides.
It’s a poor reflection on the state of our nation’s finances if people are staying together for the pounds in their pockets and not the love they feel in their hearts.”