Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Bernard Lugagah's badges.

4 things to know about money and love

01 September 2016, 10:40 Bernard Lugagah

Nairobi - If someone made us the indecent proposal, and offered 10 million shillings to have sex with our spouse overnight, what would our answer be? Would we consider the love we have for them and turn down the amount? As long as that question is hypothetical, research finds that about 70% of us will swear ourselves up and down that we would never even consider it, not even if the amount was 10 billion. But if that 10 million were actually handed over, in cold hard cash, that number swearing up and down would drop drastically.

Well, how about that. But that is what it is. The truth is that money is so important in our love lives, and sometimes even more preferable to it, as some more of these tidbits about money and love reveal.

1.      Source of Discord.

Nothing is a greater source of discord in marriage than money, especially, mysteriously in the first and third years of marriage. It is hard to imagine what the couple argues about in the second year, but it isn’t money. Also, money matters account for just over half of all divorces.

It is not the lack of money that is the problem however, rather it is the failure of effective communication around it, and the lack of shared values towards it.

2.      Money Turns Women On.

Give a woman choice between a good romp and 50,000 shillings and her choice is simple and quick, the money. Ask her what she thinks more essential to her marriage, money or good sex, and money trumps all once again.

It also makes sex more enjoyable for women, and it makes them more adventurous in bed too. A 2009 study found that the higher a man’s income increased, the more frequent were his woman’s orgasms.

3.      Money can Buy Love

It seems immoral just to even think it, but it is true. A study done in Britain found that the higher a man’s income was, the more likely it was that he had found love at least more than once. Not only that, but a higher income also increased the frequency of sex a man got, and that this increased sex felt like having more money.

On the flip side however, higher income for a woman limits her chances of finding a mate. If she chooses to get a man who earns at least as much as she does,  up to 60% of men are automatically eliminated from the race, and this is before she considers other important qualities. And then the relationship has greater chance of failure.

4.      Money Trumps Love

Given a choice between being rich and finding the love of their lives, 92% will choose riches. It is safer to be rich than to be uncertainly in love. True love is something we can truly and safely appreciate only in hindsight. And then, we could always buy love with our money.

And lastly, as to whether money can buy happiness. Well, kind of. Research tells that money will make you less sad, but not happier. That means that if you were stuck in a Benz with an old, ugly and arrogant but rich man, you’d be less sad, but not necessarily happier.

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Why do men choose second wives?

24 October 2016, 19:07

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Shakila Alivitsa
Why do men choose second wives?

Why do men choose to have second wives?

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
Udada women's festival begins in ...

The Udada women's festival has arrived in Nairobi.

Submitted by
Eugene Odanga
WATCH: Kaka Sungura arrested in t...

Was Kaka Sungura arrested in town?

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Ababu chased by rowdy youth durin...

Ababu Namwamba was chased off by rowdy youth in a rally, after being accused of supporting the Jubilee Party. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Has Uhuru done enough for Kenyan ...

Has President Uhuru Kenyatta done enough to lift the lives of Kenyan youth? Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
COMMENT: Peter Kenneth adds no va...

Peter Kenneth adds no value to the Jubilee Party's 2017 bid, experts argue. Read more...