Frankly, there is no simple answer to this question. As to which side is right, I reckon, that depends on what kind of love, one is looking for. For instance, if one is looking for love from a soul mate, then it is unlikely to be bought by money.
To those who believes that money does increase their chance of love and love decreases their need for money, there’s a point there. Especially when one is so deeply in love initially – money can be of less significance. But, one will eventually realize with the lack of money for his basic needs, his love could also be at risk.
Money can help generate love – generating the circumstances that are favorable for love as well as inducing the loving feeling in us. Money can improve our bargaining position, our attraction factor – the pull factor. But don’t you think a lot more have to be addressed, in place and well synchronized before love can be meaningful?
Can money buy love? At least not the kind of love I cherish. Love is priceless. Now, having said that, I must admit money could lead us to love – as love is something that is hardly disconnected from reality.
In this day and age, money can help us find love. But, don’t you think we have to be mindful what we can expect and cannot expect from it? As a matter of fact, more money can possibly lead to more stress and less effective in bringing us the kind of love we want.
On the other hand, love without money is difficult. I dread to think about it. It can be equally stressful as well. Consider the following frequently expressed statement; “Oh, it’s so difficult to love you when you’re earning so much less than me.” Or, “So much less than my good friend’s husband” and so forth.
Lastly, Richard Friedman once said; “Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail.” Can money buy love? I reckon, we should give from our heart and not our pocket. The crux of the matter is; give love to the people around you as it is in giving we receive. It works. Yes, even in this day and age – where we can mail order a wife or a husband, pick up our phone and rent-a-date and so the list of options goes.
Have a wonderful day. !!!