I Don’t Need A Rich Boyfriend—I’m Already Prospering In These 10 Ways

Sure, it’s nice to be treated to dinner by your other half or receive a little gift every now and again, but material things just aren’t a necessity for me in love. Instead of looking for a rich BF, I’d rather focus on being a rich GF in other, slightly different ways.

  1. I’m well aware that money isn’t everything. Life isn’t all about money. It obviously helps a lot if you’re financially secure and don’t have to worry about how you’re going to pay your bills at the end of every month, but I’ve never really aspired to be rich. Life is about so much more to me than just making bank.
  2. I can pay my own way. Sure, I might not exactly be rich and rolling in hundred dollar bills, but I have my own money and I can pay my own way. I don’t want or need a guy to pay for everything for me. It’s nice if he offers to buy me dinner every now and then or wants to treat me to a gift on special occasions and anniversaries, but I’d never expect anything and I’d always offer the same in return. I’d much rather that he spoil me with his time, attention, and effort level on a daily basis.
  3. Being rich isn’t at the top of my “perfect man” checklist. When I think of the qualities that I’d like my ideal guy to have, being rich is way down the list. Obviously I’d like my guy to have his own money so I wouldn’t have to support him in that sense, but he doesn’t have to be rolling in it. That’s not significant to me. I’d much rather have him be a good person with a great sense of humor who’s kind to other human beings.
  4. I’m extremely ambitious and want to build my own career. I don’t want to have to rely on my partner’s career to keep us going in life. I have my own goals and aspirations when it comes to killing it at work and I wouldn’t want a guy to interfere with that. I’m very driven and fiercely independent, therefore leaning on someone financially wouldn’t sit well with me, whether it was my friend, family member, or significant other. Rest assured, I’ll be #GirlBossing it until the day I die.
  5. I’m my own biggest cheerleader. I want to be my own number one fan because after all, we’re born alone and we die alone in many ways, as morbid as that sounds. I don’t want or need a guy to complete me or even round out my edges. I’m my own hand to hold, so other people don’t even need to worry about looking after me. I’ve got my own back.
  6. I’m devoted to my own amazing life. Whether it’s hustling for promotions, participating in new hobbies, or moving across the country to be closer to my family, I’m doing me. Sure, I can compromise for the right guy, but I’m going to revel in my needs while some might chose to revel in their man’s riches. After all, there are so many things in life other than money that bring me happiness.
  7. I’m generous with my time. Without the added complication of a guy in my life, I have the time and energy to grow and maintain the relationships with my family and friends. Having a guy on the scene jeopardizes this and I might end up spreading myself too thin, which I’m not willing to do. I feel rich and fulfilled by the relationships that already exist in my life so I don’t feel the urge to lust after money, whether it’s mine or someone else’s.
  8. It’s important to constantly evolve as a person. If I’m relying on a guy to pay for me for everything, I’m not being a proper grown-up. In fact, I’m reverting back to child-like tendencies where I let my mom and dad pay for me. It makes me feel dependent and helpless,  and who wants to feel like that in your late 20s? I want to be the best version of myself, and that includes being able to make money for me to live off and enjoy.
  9. I’m learning to be happy alone so I can eventually be happy with someone else. I’m happy and fully-functioning on my own, therefore I’m never going to need a guy, which is a pretty healthy place to be in. However, if I want one, that’s another story. If I do choose to be with a guy then it’ll be for who he is and not how much money he has in his bank account.
Katie Davies is a British freelance writer who has built a career creating lifestyle content that caters to the modern woman. When she's not sipping tea, shopping, or exploring a new city, you'll probably find her blogging about her fashion and travel adventures at https://trendytourist.co.uk.