Hard Times for "Other Women"

In a survey of really rich people, the Wall Street Journal found that 80% of millionaires who have secret lovers will be cutting back on gifts and financial support during the economic crisis.
The survey–a subset of a larger wealth study–polled 191 individuals with a minimum net worth of $20 million who said they had lovers of at least a year or more (this to screen out the one-night stands, etc.). About two thirds of the respondents were men and one third women. All were married and all had personal control over their finances, meaning the women and men surveyed were the primary wealth holders in their homes.

The most surprising stats in the study relate to gender and what might be termed “length of service.” Fully 82% of men in the study said they planned to lower the allowances to their mistresses, while more than three quarters planned to provide fewer gifts, less expensive gifts and fewer perks, like jet rides, resort vacations and top restaurant meals.

Women were far more generous to their paramours in the face of financial crises. Less than 20% planned to lower allowances, gifts and perks, while more than half planned to raise them.

It appears that in hard times, it's better to have a sugar mama than to have a sugar daddy. Link -Thanks, Mark!

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I can't speak for anyone else, but I will tell you why I care. I have no respect for the person straying or the person they do it with because it is dishonesty at its ugliest. If a person is not happy with their partner, they should leave that person rather than punish them with betrayal, whatever the reason, even if it is as shallow as a person "letting themselves go".

Cheating is the lowest form of betrayal and it's cowardly. The person that they are sleeping with, if they are aware that this person is married, is cheap trash for doing it, and they deserve any heartbreak they suffer in the process because it in no way compares to what the betrayed spouse must be going through.

I have watched a person close to me suffer through infidelity and while I am generally tolerant of what people do behind closed doors, I lose a lot of respect for anyone that would have an affair. A spouse never has to stray. They could actually grow a spine and address the issues in their marriage, fix them, or get out.
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Why do you people care if other people have lovers outside of their marriage? Quite a strong response from some of you. And weird.
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I would have to agree with mikos. The people we should be blaming are the wives who let themesleves go in the first place. If they kept their partners' interest, they wouldn't have to stray.
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