Wife Sparks Debate on Whether it’s Sexier for a Man to ‘Provide, or Go 50/50′

  • Married Juliana Stewart, from London, sparked a lively debate online 
  • She ran a poll on whether women think it’s ‘sexier for their partner to be the financial breadwinner, or split the bills with them
  • The results showed 63 percent of women out of the 4,000 asked preferred a ‘man who provides’

A woman has sparked a lively debate online after running a poll on whether women think it’s ‘sexier for their partner to be the financial breadwinner, or split the bills with them.

Juliana Stewart, from London, who has been married for a year, took to her Twitter account @JulianaStewart_ to ask other women whether they preferred a traditional or modern approach to relationships.

She wrote: ‘Ladies, what’s sexier?

‘A 50/50 relationship is when you split the bills, date nights, holidays, living arrangements, everything. A man who provides means you can work if you want to but don’t have to, he knows how to hold it down.’

Married Juliana Stewart, from London, sparked a lively debate online after running a poll on whether women think it’s ‘sexier for their partner to be the financial breadwinner, or split the bills with them

And while followers replied with mixed responses, the surprising poll results showed that 63 per cent of women out of the 4,000 asked preferred a 'man who provides'

 And while followers replied with mixed responses, the surprising poll results showed that 63 percent of women out of the 4,000 asked preferred a ‘man who provides’

And while followers replied with mixed responses, the surprising poll results showed that 63 percent of women out of the 4,000 asked preferred a ‘man who provides’.

Meanwhile, just under 37 percent voted for a more modern ’50/50′ relationship online.

Slamming the concept of sharing bills, one Twitter user wrote: ‘Honestly, I could never do 50/50. It just doesn’t make me see him as a leader or a husband in any sense.

Agreeing, another said: ‘The women actually picked the first choice? In what world.’

‘Definitely, a man that provides!’ one woman tweeted, while another wrote: ‘If you want kids and to raise them yourself it is definitely more appealing to have a man who is financially capable and generous.

Juliana who has been married  to her husband (seen) for a year, took to her Twitter account @JulianaStewart_ to ask other women whether they preferred a traditional or modern approach to relationships

Juliana who has been married  to her husband (seen) for a year, took to her Twitter account @JulianaStewart_ to ask other women whether they preferred a traditional or modern approach to relationships

Slamming the concept of sharing bills, one Twitter user wrote: 'Honestly, I could never do 50/50. It just doesn’t make me see him as a leader or a husband in any sense'

Slamming the concept of sharing bills, one Twitter user wrote: ‘Honestly, I could never do 50/50. It just doesn’t make me see him as a leader or a husband in any sense’

‘I made more money than my husband but still able to SAH (sic). His willingness to take that on was super sexy and I couldn’t wait to have babies with him.’

But others reasoned that it depends on the circumstances, with one man saying: ‘Depends on if you’re raising my kids and taking care of the home.’

Another husband added: ‘It’s a strange split. In any relationship you want to feel the other is contributing, however, it depends on the couple. I provide for my wife so she can stay home with the kids, homeschool them, cook, clean, etc. I tend to all the fixing of things, hard labor, etc.’

Another husband added: 'It's a strange split. In any relationship you want to feel the other is contributing, however it depends on the couple. I provide for my wife so she can stay home with the kids, homeschool them, cook, clean etc.. I tend to all the fixing of things, hard labor etc.'

And some women were against the idea, arguing for equality.

One woman wrote: ‘I can provide for myself and I expect the same from my man. I’m happy to contribute to what we have/do together because I see us as a team in that respect.’

Another said: ‘When things are provided for me I tend to grow bored and then I create chaos or something that needs care. I need to generate my own life with my creations.’

Elsewhere a man argued: ‘That’s sad. But what do they bring to the table? Hopefully more than an exterior. Glad I’ve already met my soulmate cause dating poll doesn’t look good.’

And one husband claimed: ‘That arrangement only works if the woman provides something as well. Otherwise, she is just leeching off the man. The woman must be the homemaker and sexual partner if she expects the man to provide. Everything costs something and no one deserves a free ride’.

One woman wrote: 'I can provide for myself and I expect the same from my man. I'm happy to contribute to what we have/do together because I see us as a team in that respect.'

One woman wrote: ‘I can provide for myself and I expect the same from my man. I’m happy to contribute to what we have/do together because I see us as a team in that respect.’

 

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4 thoughts on “Wife Sparks Debate on Whether it’s Sexier for a Man to ‘Provide, or Go 50/50′”

  1. On a first date, a man should pay. It’s gentlemanly and the right thing to do. After that you can take it in turns 🙂 if it doesn’t reach a second date then that’s just life I’m afraid!

    1. Agreed. Normally I ask the woman out somewhere. She says yes and off we go. The right thing to do is for me to pay. I asked her, she came out, I should definitely pay. But yea after that for other dates we’ll figure it out. Wining and dining is expensive!
      Thank you for your comment. 😊

  2. My Ex made more than me. It was great for raising the kids, but I will say that expectations were that since he made more, he could do less at home (as in basically nothing). Long-term, live-in boyfriend made much less. I didn’t like that either. He proved to be expensive for me. I think if there is a third, I want him financially independent and making slightly more than me, so he can spoil me with dinner & trips. Oh and a boat. 😉. Yep, that’s what I want…

    1. I love that! Perfect! Live and learn, right? But ultimately if both parties are working and making money I think both should kick in in expenses and bills. It’s only fair and makes for a more harmonious relationship. Thanks for your comment, Birdiehope! 😊

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