London, May 11: When it comes to marriage, men would rather choose money over looks. According to a recent survey, about 19 per cent of men admitted they were potential gold-diggers and would tie the knot with someone in order to benefit from their wealth and luxury lifestyle, compared with only 11 per cent of women.
Instead 67 per cent of women said they thought it was important that they earned their own money, while 76 per cent said they did not rely on their partner to take the lead when it came to finances, according to insurer Scottish Widows. Young people were the most likely to consider marrying someone for their money, with nearly one in five people of both sexes aged under 24 saying they would do this, the Daily Telegraph reported. Mike Hoban, customer and brand marketing director at Scottish Widows, said, ''Our research shows that the tide is turning with so many men willing to be financially dependent on their partner, but it's good to see the surge in women taking responsibility for their own financial future.''