quote:I believe everybody wants to be loved and treated well.
while I agree with this of course, I don't think it's enough to sustain a long-term relationship. A couple doesn't have to be 'joined at the hip', but I believe you must share enough common interests to do together to keep you both happy and involved. While the interests you don't share, allow each person to bring fresh ideas, and different input to the relationship to keep it interesting.
Money can come and go depending on circumstances. Money allows more options, and lack of money makes you creative and inventive by necessity. I guess my 'barometer' is if you can have a great time with someone without money, you always will. Money is the icing on the cake, not the egg that binds the ingredients. My 2 cents.