In all things, from business, to love, to the friendships we keep around us, the choices we make significantly impact our trajectory. Few choices hold as much influence as the people that we date. As the saying goes: behind every successful man, is a woman. But the pendulum swings both ways, and data shows that having the right partner can truly impact your financial future.
Your partner is not just a companion, but an indicator of your potential for future success and wealth. For women especially, the wrong partner can completely derail your life which is why so many women are choosing to be single rather than settle for less than they deserve.
The notion that a partner (even if they seem “out of your league” by societal standards) can propel you toward prosperity is more than just a romantic ideal; it’s a real concept. And in this economy, it might even be a necessity.
The Power of Dating Better
Choosing a partner who elevates you is about more than just physical appearance or social status. It’s about aligning with someone whose values, ambitions, and goals fit yours. When you surround yourself with people who are driven and constantly seeking growth, their energy becomes infectious. A partner like this will not only support your ambitions but actively encourage them, pushing you to raise your standards for yourself even higher.
In a relationship where both partners are committed to each other’s mutual success, there’s a natural forward momentum. Challenges are approached as opportunities for growth, and each achievement is celebrated together.
People notice this— a team is a visible thing.
Living in a Success Mindset, Together
Having an “aspirational” partner is also an indicator of a success-oriented mindset. This mindset transcends financial wealth; it extends to emotional well-being, personal growth, and professional accomplishments.
When you seek out someone without subscribing to what society dictates, that is a reflection of your own self-worth—millionaires see opportunities, whereas others see obstacles. This means that no one is out of your league, simply, there are people who fit your ambitions and people who do not. Looking at a crowd and determining who is a “ten”, or a “two” and where you fit into this is reductive.
Instead, seek out people who set your mind alight with ideas, and who will help you make them material. If that person happens to be an eleven out of ten? That’s a bonus.
Setting Standards High, and then Higher
A key aspect of selecting an elevating partner is rooted in the standards you hold for yourself. Settling for a mediocre relationship due to loneliness or societal pressures not only undermines your potential for happiness but also reflects a lack of self-worth. Choosing a partner who treats you as average is a reflection of your own self-perception.
By seeking a partner who uplifts you, you establish a higher standard for yourself and your future. Just as you refuse to settle for a lackluster relationship, you’re less likely to settle for subpar career opportunities, personal growth, or financial success.
Your partner should be a mirror for your own aspirations which means not everyone should have a seat at your table. Pay attention to red flags and possible conflicts of interest that may be overlooked at the early stages of a relationship. Your standards are only as high as you keep them, they mean nothing if you constantly let people in who don’t deserve to be there.
Synergy of Growth and Success
Success in life is often the result of many, interconnected factors. Our partners contribute significantly to this synergy. When you are in a relationship where both individuals are striving for their best, the combined efforts can yield exponential results.
They’ll give you new angles to try, will debate ideas and concepts with you, and will encourage you when you’re feeling stuck. This communication is also a major aspect of an elevated relationship— someone who you connect with and admire intellectually is more likely to eliminate the day-to-day stressors.
For example, open communication about finances is crucial for relationship success. According to a study conducted by Fidelity Investments in 2021, couples who discuss their financial goals and plans are more likely to report higher levels of satisfaction in their relationship. According to the same study, one in five couples identify money as their greatest relationship challenge.
By choosing a partner who elevates you, who is in sync with your ambitions, and who inspires you to be the best version of yourself, you create the circumstances for your future, rather than the future determining itself without your hand in it.
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