This is another one of those things that is geocentric. In the United States, we choose who we love for ourselves. It's not something that is forced or influenced on us. I found a perfect girl my junior year of high school (summer between junior and senior) and we haven't gone a day without one another in the 22 months and one day since. She's a smart woman. When we first started going together, I had nothing. Now, I have plenty of money to throw around or to invest.