An ever-growing body of research shows that most of us adapt quickly to improvements in our finances; we simply learn to covet a higher class of goods. But the happiness-inducing qualities of a solid marriage last and last.
I’d like to have both, please, but I do agree with the article — if I had to choose one, I would choose being in lifelong love. What’s the point of having an enormous amount of money if you can’t share the moments with someone?
The article concludes with good words of wisdom: A seemingly overpriced Valentine’s Day bouquet may be a better long-term investment than anything a hot stock picker can come up with. This is a personal topic and I’m sure there are many people out there who would disagree.
In other news, more people are meeting their mate at work. I’m certainly a single working more and more late hours, but I’m certainly not meeting anybody here. That’s the problem — more time in the office, less time to meet people elsewhere.
Updated July 14, 2010 and originally published February 11, 2005. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.