Daily Observer (Jamaica)
Building the perfect man
love language and that’s what will make me happy. The little things matter to me and if he can give me those I would be more appreciative of his time, energy and effort that he will put in to get me that. The bigger things will come after.
Akeela, 21, student:
I would prefer the rich man because I can use his money to buy little things if I want. All who say money can’t buy happiness must have never had enough.
Myesha, 25, reporter:
I prefer the latter because I value support more than fancy gifts. I will always remember how someone makes me feel rather than what he bought me. Plus, I believe that once my partner is ambitious he is capable of being financially stable, so he just has to put in the work. Also, I consider myself independent so I really don’t need a man’s money and gifts — that’s just icing on the cake.
Shan, 29, forex trader:
I don’t like to choose; that’s why I have two men. The man who caters to my every need and is a huge part of my support system is my main man, but my side man does not think twice when dropping dollars. They each have their place — I can have my cake and eat it too.
Anna, 29, medical doctor:
I will choose the rich man who doesn’t do the little things. I can do them myself, that’s okay. My past is more than enough motivation for me.
Neci, 26, educator:
Back when I had no money it would definitely be the rich man because I didn’t have time to notice the little things — I just needed help. Now, I wouldn’t say I want a poor man, but if you can meet me halfway and do the little things, that’s fine. I’ll be doing what I’m supposed to do to pull my weight, so once he can pull his weight financially and do the little things I like, that’s my guy.
Crystal, 28, brand manager:
I choose neither. I don’t want a rich man or a man that can’t provide financial stability; I would rather someone in-between the two. My love language is tied among quality time, words of affirmation and acts of service. So, I need a husband who can give me all of the above. For me, the little things count. I don’t want a man who has no intention of providing financial stability. So an in-between would mean he’s not rich, but he ain’t a bum either.
Shennay, 27, real estate agent: The rich man, of course! His