Survey Results: For Love or Money?

Gay Men Care Most About Money

According to our survey, money generally plays a larger role in relationship decisions among gay and bisexual respondents.

Half of all gay men surveyed said their partner's salary is a factor as to whether or not they date someone. But 44 percent of gay women and 43 percent of bisexual women also answered the same way. However, the issue was less important to bisexual men, with only 25 percent saying they care about their partner's take home pay.

One gay man said "Being able to lead similar lifestyles is important in a relationship. If someone is always bringing home the bacon and the other bologna, there will be fights and disagreements. Small pay separations of 20% or less are suitable, but not more than 30%."