Friday, 27 September 2013

Wealthy Females More Likely to Insist on Prenuptial Agreements

According to the results of a new study published recently on Huffington Post, female millionaires are much more likely to insist on prenuptial agreements before marriage, compared to their male counterparts.
The study focused on the dating, marriage and other related practices of the superrich and involved millionaires, both males and females. The survey was conducted by
Approximately 15,000 millionaires were surveyed as part of the study.  The survey found, not surprisingly, that male millionaires have different dating expectations, compared to their female counterparts. The study found that most or close to 80% of millionaire males seek out females who are less well-off, or not millionaires.
However, in contrast, about 82% of the millionaire women said that they would prefer to date another millionaire. The researchers speculate that it is likely that male millionaires are much more interested in sharing their wealth with the less fortunate, while female millionaires are much more interested in protecting their assets.
Similar differences were seen in the attitude towards prenuptial agreements. When a person brings millions of dollars in assets into a marriage, he needs to do everything possible to protect those assets, considering that 50% of all marriages end in divorce. However, only about 17% of the millionaire males said that they would insist on a prenuptial agreement before marriage. In sharp contrast, about 82% of the female millionaires said that they would insist that their partner sign a prenuptial agreement before walking down the aisle.
Clearly when it comes to prenups and protecting assets, at least according to the survey results, females seemed to be the sharper of the species.