Daily Observer (Jamaica)

Build­ing the per­fect man

- Lifehacks

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

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