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A million isn't that much anymore. Could be gone very quickly if you're not careful and don't manage it well.

A lifelong companion? Now that is hard to find for most of us.
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Love won't feed me, or my partner for that matter. Fearing loneliness has never been as bad as fearing going hungry, sleeping in the streets, having to do degrading things for money, winding up dependent on others for care (especially in old age), having to show up at a job I hate forever, being gravely ill without the money to help myself, never having the money to help the people I love, having little to no control over where I can afford to live, etc.

I've watched the misery and skyrocketing health problems of people who have to work at jobs where their boss harangues them constantly or even screams at them. Heart and health issues run in my family on both sides, and my mother spent the start of this week in the hospital with blood in her lungs - made worse by workplace stress.

If I smartly invested all that money, I'd probably never have to fear those things. So, yeah, call me shallow but I'd rather be safe and lonely than in danger and with one single companion.
This ^ 1000x.yes,yes,yes,yes you put it so perfectly.
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The lifelong partner without a shadow of a doubt. I have a reasonable amount of savings as it is, and I have no real desire or motivation to do anything with it. And so it just sits in my bank account doing nothing. My current salary would be sufficient get us by. We would by no means living in the lap of luxury, but it would be enough to keep the bailiffs away.

I would give up EVERYTHING in a second if it meant that I got to spend the rest of my life with my soulmate.

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but i have always been fascinated by the gravity of loneliness
It's the gravity of loneliness that has me choosing the lifelong mate.
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One million dollar you say?



Nah...that's not enough. I would choose a lifelong mate.
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"or instant love and happy marriage forever while retaining my income"

there may be negatives in reality but going on what the op said, you'll be happy forever.
Heh yeh guess so
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If you really think about it, a lifelong partner = good memories. Money - depending on what you spend it on, not at great and definitely temporary memories, I mean are you really going to remember that great steak you had 5 years ago? Or that bag of chips. Or that shirt you bought.
.. Maybe? Also longterm partner can make you laugh, years after let's say they're not telling the joke. But money can't buy laughs Unless you personally pay Dave Chapelle thousands of dollars to perform again. Or resurrect Robin Williams. Meh. I say partner.
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I'd take my perfect match, hands down.

I can make plenty of money on my own to satisfy my limited wants. Having an extra million dollars wouldn't make me that much happier.
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Money was something stupid thought up by humans, lifelong mate was something stupid thought up by god I'll take gods stupid idea any day






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Money was something stupid thought up by humans, lifelong mate was something stupid thought up by god I'll take gods stupid idea any day
Combining that logic with my faith, the answer seems pretty simple. However, I hadn't thought of it that way. Interesting perspective.
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Really? I thought I was pretty sure about this. What makes you know that I would go for the money?
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Sorry to sound like a killjoy, but in real life you never get given a choice like that, so it is purely hypothetical and utterly useless.
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Sorry to sound like a killjoy, but in real life you never get given a choice like that, so it is purely hypothetical and utterly useless.

People almost never win the lottery either but it doesn't stop them from choosing to play. Just sayin'.
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A lifelong loving partner. Money won't last forever, and at night, while you can cuddle money, it'll never cuddle back.

Wow. I'm a soppy sod.
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Eternal mate without a question. I already know how to make money, so whatever, but all the good chicks have boyfriends.
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Lifelong mate without question. I think I'll be able to live on a regular income alright, and I'm not someone who needs a lot of material things. I actually struggle every year now for what to tell my parents what to get me for Christmas or birthdays. I just spend money on food really. I would trade going out to restaurants and stuff for the love of my life though.

$1 million can be blown instantly. A soulmate can give you lasting memories and joy far beyond that.

I really don't want to live alone anyway. It seems so scary facing the world and responsibilities, even completely paid for, alone. Even if I had servants doing everything, I'd still need someone to be close to all the time.
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People almost never win the lottery either but it doesn't stop them from choosing to play. Just sayin'.
But someone always does win the lottery in the end. People choose to play because they know there is a chance they might win, however small that chance might be. The choices the OP has given will never present themselves in real life, so there is no chance they will happen.
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Realistic based world - the money

Fantasy based world where I'm capable of a human relationship - the lover
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