Would you give up sex for six months?
Perhaps you need motivation for such a test â€“ so let me rephrase:
Would you give up sex for six months if it meant saving $2,500?Â There are plenty of women who would according to an All You magazine survey.
The poll results found that 56% of respondents would not give up the cookie if it saved them some coin.
Putting such sacrifice in those terms sounds a little harsh.Â But then I started thinking about my dating life. My non-existent one. And a lightning bolt of a revelation hit.
In my 30+ years, thereâ€™s a trend when it comes to dating and my bank account.Â When Iâ€™m not dating, I spend less money.
How you say? Well, thereâ€™s no pre-date prep that requires a new dress to impress.Â Nails done, hair done – DIY did. As for other maintenance – last year I got acquainted with laser hair removal route so aside from a couple of yearly touch ups, yours truly is permanently and appropriately bare in all the right places.
By this logic, spending less money means Iâ€™m saving money.Â Armed with such newfound knowledge means that to be defined as â€˜singleâ€™ isâ€¦incomplete.Â Nay, I demand a better descriptor.
I am not single.Â I am Fiscally Responsible.Â Capital F. Capital R.Â I wonder if the IRS would see fit to add this to Form 1040 as a new category under Marital Status…
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