Finance should never be the core issue in a relationship. Although, if a man is not financially secure as I am, it can pose a problem. I'm a woman who socializes extensively and it's important for a man to be able to comfortably fit into and afford my social rendezvous'. However, while I would easily choose a steamy romance over finance, the problem is...I won't choose a man who's interested in keeping me "in" and adorning me with kisses because he can't afford to take me "out".
On the flipside, I love romantic men and would certainly choose romance over finance only on my wedding night when I'm sure that my husband has paid for the entire wedding.