It is just the kind of environment that makes people join forces for survival.
Shared income and cut expenses is the clear benefit of living as a couple during hard times. Last time recession pushed us to the edge Ok Cupid reported a triple increase in on-site instant messages, while both e Harmony registrations and Craigslist personals saw a 20% increase.
We can’t turn on the TV or open a paper at the moment without being bombarded with dire news about the state of the economy.
It is a difficult time for many people as jobs are lost and pay is frozen.
On a daily basis, the average American is cutting back on expenses BIG time, especially when it comes to their social lives. But one social activity that’s NOT seeing a dip in participation is online dating.
Dinners at restaurants have been replaced by cooking at home, seeing movies in the theaters, at a whopping a ticket seems excessive when you can wait until the film in on DVD, and traveling? According to The New York Times, had its strongest fourth quarter in the last seven years.
I thought at the time Ed Lazear would regret those remarks. Here are some additional quotes of interest, hoisted from the comments sections in Econbrowser: From March 2008, in response to my worries about 2008H2 growth: While the financial market turmoil and dysfunctional credit markets are significant wild cards, interest rates are so low (and could be 2.25% this week!
Finding love can help you to deal with all the other stresses in your life.
People in happy relationships say that it is the relationship itself that gives them the energy and motivation to get up every morning and face the world with a positive and hopeful attitude.
“The data are pretty clear that we are not in a recession,” Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Edward Lazear told a meeting of editors and reporters from the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones Newswires.…
“I would be very surprised if the NBER, looking back at this period, would date this as a recession,” Mr. There are even indications that revised first-quarter estimates would be slightly stronger than 0.6%.