When you tell someone you’re invested in your relationship, it’s generally assumed that you’re talking about love, not money.
But throughout history, relationships—whether courtship, marriage or sexual dalliances—are, at their heart, business arrangements.
They could risk saying “no” to an arranged marriage or losing out on a critical inheritance.
People could now earn enough money to live on their own.
One good way of testing those finances was to see if her suitor had the money to pay for dinner.
Those economic undercurrents persist today, and developments in modern technology have brought them forward in some respects—and blurred the lines between the search for love and the search for sex.
For centuries, families sought dowries to sweeten the deal of arranged marriages.
In Japan, the geisha culture was built on financial transactions that often paid more for companionship than sex.Although broad in scope, is a dating site looking to connect couples with shared ethical interests, whether its veganism, human-rights, or reducing their carbon footprint.