I’ve been on various sites since maybe 2003. It is safe to say my profile now is not the same as it was in the beginning. For one, I have changed. Maybe one could say even grown to understand myself better over the years.
But I also experiment. One of those areas where I play with various settings is my listed income. At times I have withheld my income for various reasons.
- In 2003, I made a third of what I do now. I withheld my income because it was lower than average household income that I figured maybe I could get more interested women by not embarrassing myself.
- A couple years ago, I got a promotion. I was worried about women who might only be interested in me for my income, so I removed it because I did not want a flood of interest over it.
Best I can tell, not having an income listed was not severely adverse to women’s interest in me on these sites. Nor was having what I considered a low income adverse. Having one listed as higher than average also has not caused a flood of interest. Some of the bad advice out there claims women strongly care about it.
A friend expressed concern about listing the income range. He remains skeptical of my assessment. It’s been up there for over a year and I’ve had a couple dates that went nowhere. Plus maybe five other conversations. Definitely have not encountered any “Gold Diggers.”
A bigger risk than landing one probably is someone trying to figure out who I am from the profile and committing identity theft.