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One of, and there are many, my all time favourite movies HAS to be Gentleman Prefer Blondes. Let’s face it, you put a whole bunch of singing, dancing, hip swinging, diamond chasing folks in the one place and you are bound to have my attention. Love it! And between Marilyn and Jane {Russell} well I don’t know who I prefer more. But why am I talking about this?

In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Marilyn’s character says something along the lines of “it’s just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as it is to fall in love with a poor man” and it immediately came to mind yesterday when a search term landed on my blog looking for a ‘suger mom to buy a car’. Let’s not even talk about the fact that there is nothing on here relating to THAT topic. Haha.

While I tend to agree that love doesn’t discriminate in such ways and it is easy to fall in love with a rich man {where are those fellows, are they busy?} I can’t help but think of the line my mother always gave my siblings and I when we joke about our next spouse being loaded.

She said “if you marry for money you earn every cent”.

I assume she meant for money alone. And she’s right, of course. Usually is. But do people actually think that marrying for money, choosing a spouse based on their ‘on paper’ credentials is ever going to make for a happy relationship?

Now don’t think I’m speaking to you from some privileged perch over here. Oh no. I’ve been pretty darn broke over the years at times, and it sure as heck didn’t make me a nice person. I know the difference a little bit of money can make to your ability to take care of your health both mental and physical and your well-being. I have often lamented my desire for MORE money to make life a wee bit easier. Always moooore, right?

However if that money comes with strings, lots of them, in what is supposed to be a marriage could it ever work? It’s one of those topics that I feel like you could have a fun and fruitful conversation over dinner about. You could argue both sides, I think. That it IS just as easy to fall in love with a rich man as it is a poor man. But then, what if the man you love is poor… Do you keep looking for love in loftier financial positions? See? Lots of conversation to be had around that one, I think.

Blog search terms are the best. Look at all this wonderfulness we’ve had now because that one guy decided to ask Google how to find himself a suger mom to buy him a car. So what advice do we give our Googling friend folks? Keep looking for love or money? Or both or neither? Help a desperate, young I’m assuming young, fella out.