Money or attention, ladies: “Attention from broke guy can be draining”

Money or attention, ladies: “Attention from broke guy can be draining” opened up a can of worms when we conducted an online poll. We asked Mzansi's women whether they prefer a man that provides money or one who offers attention.

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There are arguably two very important requirements that most women seek from men - money and attention.

Although currency is a relatively modern measure, much older generations required that men provide in other ways.

Many would argue that a relationship is built on love and attention so it was a tough choice for our readers to decide which is more important - money or attention.

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While some romantics emphasised the significance of love, others took a more pragmatic approach as they highlighted the necessity of money.

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Penny Ratsaka took a bold approach:

"None of the above. I'd rather stay with a man who will love respect and protect me."

Nonny Tukela showed the power of feminism:

"Attention. Money is not love, I want love not money because I can make my own money."

Sneh Ndon'yamanzi Mayisela had readers in stitches:

"Does the guy giving me attention have money too (not to spend it on me)? Cos attention from a broke guy can be very draining."

Rosa Phiri was open and honest:

"I can't lie, I can't be given attention on an empty stomach."

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