Treating Marriage As A Business Relationship

Since it’s Friday, here’s another lighter post on relationships and money. Below is a highly amusing posting on Craigslist that I found via the Bogleheads Forum. Be sure to read it along with the accompanying reply below.

Advice for woman seeking $500k+ earning man

What am I doing wrong?

Okay, I’m tired of beating around the bush. I’m a beautiful (spectacularly beautiful) 25 year old girl. I’m articulate and classy. I’m not from New York. I’m looking to get married to a guy who makes at least half a million a year. I know how that sounds, but keep in mind that a million a year is middle class in New York City, so I don’t think I’m overreaching at all.

Are there any guys who make 500K or more on this board? Any wives? Could you send me some tips? I dated a business man who makes average around 200 – 250. But that’s where I seem to hit a roadblock. 250,000 won’t get me to central park west. I know a woman in my yoga class who was married to an investment banker and lives in Tribeca, and she’s not as pretty as I am, nor is she a great genius. So what is she doing right? How do I get to her level?

Here are my questions specifically:


- Where do you single rich men hang out? Give me specifics- bars, restaurants, gyms

-What are you looking for in a mate? Be honest guys, you won’t hurt my feelings

-Is there an age range I should be targeting (I’m 25)?

- Why are some of the women living lavish lifestyles on the upper east side so plain? I’ve seen really ‘plain jane’ boring types who have nothing to offer married to incredibly wealthy guys. I’ve seen drop dead gorgeous girls in singles bars in the east village. What’s the story there?

- Jobs I should look out for? Everyone knows – lawyer, investment banker, doctor. How much do those guys really make? And where do they hang out? Where do the hedge fund guys hang out?

- How you decide marriage vs. just a girlfriend? I am looking for MARRIAGE ONLY

Please hold your insults – I’m putting myself out there in an honest way. Most beautiful women are superficial; at least I’m being up front about it. I wouldn’t be searching for these kind of guys if I wasn’t able to match them – in looks, culture, sophistication, and keeping a nice home and hearth.

The reply:

I read your posting with great interest and have thought meaningfully about your dilemma. I offer the following analysis of your predicament. Firstly, I?m not wasting your time, I qualify as a guy who fits your bill; that is I make more than $500K per year. That said here?s how I see it.

Your offer, from the prospective of a guy like me, is plain and simple a crappy business deal. Here?s why. Cutting through all the B.S., what you suggest is a simple trade: you bring your looks to the party and I bring my money. Fine, simple. But here?s the rub, your looks will fade and my money will likely continue into perpetuity?in fact, it is very likely that my income increases but it is an absolute certainty that you won?t be getting any more beautiful!

So, in economic terms you are a depreciating asset and I am an earning asset. Not only are you a depreciating asset, your depreciation accelerates! Let me explain, you?re 25 now and will likely stay pretty hot for the next 5 years, but less so each year. Then the fade begins in earnest. By 35 stick a fork in you!

So in Wall Street terms, we would call you a trading position, not a buy and hold?hence the rub?marriage. It doesn?t make good business sense to ?buy you? (which is what you?re asking) so I?d rather lease. In case you think I?m being cruel, I would say the following. If my money were to go away, so would you, so when your beauty fades I need an out. It?s as simple as that. So a deal that makes sense is dating, not marriage.

Separately, I was taught early in my career about efficient markets. So, I wonder why a girl as ?articulate, classy and spectacularly beautiful? as you has been unable to find your sugar daddy. I find it hard to believe that if you are as gorgeous as you say you are that the $500K hasn?t found you, if not only for a tryout.

By the way, you could always find a way to make your own money and then we wouldn?t need to have this difficult conversation.

With all that said, I must say you?re going about it the right way. Classic ?pump and dump.? I hope this is helpful, and if you want to enter into some sort of lease, let me know.

So there you have it. Beauty is a depreciating asset, good thing I don’t have much of that ;)

Comments

  1. This is the best post ever. Sadly I have nothing to add to the conversation.

  2. You?ve got to give her an A for effort. Can you say ?prenuptial agreement??

  3. This post is super link bait. :) Great post, made my morning.

  4. That is hilarious! At least most of it.
    Some things he said hit a little too close to home! I KNEW 30 was going to be a bad bad year:-)
    Paula

  5. This guy?s post is brilliant. It only leads me to think about one thing, having a good personality. This girl really needs to work on her people skills. That is an asset that will never depreciate.

  6. I loved that…especially the well written response.

  7. Another funny response in the series
    ———————————————-
    MY ADVICE:

    Dear Pers-431649184:

    Your also came across your posting with great interest. I am a 28 year old Wall Street trader who qualifies as an eligible suitor under your $500k/yr rule. In fact, I make over a million and can usher a woman into a comfortable, true middle class lifestyle (not like those 500k lower-middle class chumps who have to make do with the junior two-bedroom).

    I am sympathetic to your goal in finding a rich man to marry. The milk needs to be sold by the expiration date. But since this is premium milk, why would you settle for less than premium prices? I would like to address some of the questions that were previously missed by the other gentleman and provide constructive advice on where to find your match.

    I also do believe in the efficient market theory, and am surprised that $500k hasn’t found you yet. There are plenty of rich lawyers, investment bankers and hedgies to go around in this city. What gives? I think the problem might be that you have not been sufficiently focused in your search efforts.

    The culprit, I believe, may be that you are also looking for qualities aside from money – such as looks, personality, and a sense of humor. However, men who have those qualities learn at an early age that they do not need money to attract quality women. As the saying goes, if you can get the milk for free, why pay up for the cow?

    What you need to look for is someone who is long money, and short the other aspects. They are not easy to spot, since you are biologically wired to overlook and ignore them. However, the next time that you are at a expensive black tie event, and you are introduced to the short, bald, overweight man who fidgets nervously whilst making conversation with you, pay special attention to him.

    Here’s an inspirational story for you. An acquaintance of mine who was also an classy and articulate woman as yourself was able to land that guy – who also happens to be one of the top ten guys at Google. This is the type of stuff that gold-digging moms read to their gold-digging daughters at bedtime. Perhaps you need to make a location change to Silicon Valley – miracles like these happen almost everyday in a land where you can randomly throw a rock and hit a rich nerd squarely in his Kim-jong Il glasses.

    And as far as his deficiencies go, they turned out to be not so bad. With hundreds of millions in the bank, she’s been able to clean him up and give him a little sophistication. Think of it as a fixer-upper project with a massive budget (and yourself as a visionary real estate developer!). Although, I must warn you, it is a fine line you are flirting with – you must not overdo it lest he begins to attract younger women who are hotter than yourself. The trick is, you need build him up enough to be presentable, while simultaneously manipulate him into believing you are the best that he will ever do! That and having kids will be your insurance against your depreciation (or as I prefer to use the term, milk going sour).

    I wish the best of luck on your sales project. As for me, I am also available for a short-term lease. However, for marriage I wouldn’t consider a woman unless she can bring beauty, brains and self-motivation to the table. I do not want to dilute my gene pool and end up raising a bunch of Paris Hiltons.

  8. Being a 40 something married woman, whose husband is on the verge of being infinitely more wealthy than the figures that you desire, I would offer this. Behind most succesful men is a supportive partner. Look for the ambitious earner that wants to achieve the same things that you desire and then help him to accomplish it through your support and encouragement and love. The wealth, both monetarily and spiritually that you will be able to accomplish together is exponentially greater than anything you can currently calculate. An apartment at the right address really will not make you happy, but sharing your life both good and bad with someone will.

  9. LOL.. definitely a linker… great find and sadly true from a business perspective…
    Cheers

  10. That is so darn funny – great way to start off my day. Thanks, Jonathan!

  11. oh, man. just for the record, some women appreciate over time, especially those who weren’t that great in the first place. Being wealthy for a number of years makes your skin look softer, your teeth will be perfect and with a few personal trainers, the bod can hang much longer than 35. Not that I have anything for this gal, but hey at least she’s honest. I think a guy stringing a 25 year along until she starts “depreciating” (which I’ve seen many times by the way), is a lot more dishonest and hurtful.

  12. Cute. :) Thanks for the smile

  13. Genghis Jon says:

    Brilliant, nice job!

  14. I just wish that a $500,000+ earner would know the difference between prospective and perspective…

  15. Buildandsucceed says:

    That was hilarious! Awesome post

  16. Hillarious. made my day.

    Cheers

  17. I live in DC and this type of woman is as easy to find here as it is easy to find air to breath. Being a young professional who is trying to make it, coming across these women and being made to feel like you’re less than human because you don’t make the extra big bucks makes dating in DC, or the search for a dateable woman, a pain in the neck.

  18. LargeTalons says:

    This girl sounds like a sad, worthless human being. It is no wonder that a person like this has not yet been able to trap a man who is no doubt intelligent enough to spot such a phony. Her assumption that most beautiful women are superficial I believe is somewhat off base, depending on what your definition of superficial is. Although I agree that most anyone blessed with good looks will probably be looking for a partner of at least equally comparative qualities, you don’t have to be especially attractive in order to posses even more valuable qualities such as empathy, kindness, loyalty, intelligence, ect. Also, while beauty is absolutely a depreciating asset, these other qualities are often exactly the opposite. Sadly, this women will most likely wake up one day 10 years from now to a life full of meaningless possessions and even more worthless relationships. The fact that she is being “honest” about what her motives are is also unimpressive, considering such soulless people are often not hard to identify after about 30 seconds of conversation. I just feel sorry for the poor chump who is somehow tricked into actually marring this ghoul.

  19. JTMurdock says:

    Annual marriage is what I’d suggest here.

  20. Steve Austin says:

    Consider the possibility that the girl is a guy, and those guys are women.

    The “girl” who posted that is brilliant. Do you see how she ever so subtly got those two “male” respondents to both disclose their incomes as well as their predilections for Efficient Market Hypotheses? That should disqualify them right there; these guys are hoping that the market will deliver them (via their salaries) an underpriced woman. They are not true investors and will not be able to hang on very long to any wealth they have accumulated.

    Again, this “girl” is brilliant. She can compile a list of respondents and put them on her Do Not Pursue List. Whenever she meets someone she believes is a real prospect, she can first cross-reference against her Craigslist high-income / no-wealth bait list.

  21. love2ruminate says:

    Maybe the plain Jane’s bring another 500K to the table! Now thats a buy and hold! :))

  22. Oh my god that’s freaking awesome. Put that little gold digger right down on her vanity bench.

  23. Steve, i fail to see the brilliance.
    Obviously those two men aren’t ones she should pursue. But i see them as being brilliant, and her as being a retard.

    If you are “genius” and beautiful with a great personality, you know money isn’t the end all. No matter how much she gets, she’s likely to be unhappy.

  24. Steve Austin says:

    Docah, I should have been more explicit: if she’s really not a guy just having fun with us readers, she’s sand-bagging, looking to know who *not* to pursue, and have fun at the expense of any gullible posters. She (or he) is at least one step ahead of the rest of us. ;-)

  25. It’s really funny LOL :-)) Oh, by the way, I am a girl and this post cracked me up.

    I respected her post in such a way that she’s honest of what she’s looking for.

    To me, the beauty will fade with time.
    But the beauty radiant from inside out (the beauty of knowledge, right attitudes, personalities, etc.) is the best of the best and seldom being depreciated.

  26. What a great find!!

    This is by far the most hilarious post ever!!

  27. All the men I manage to date are broke (think $50k) and jerks. However, I will offer these two nuggets of suggestion:

    - Snag an upwardly mobile man; one of those $250k earners who stands a decent chance of earning $500k in a few years. At 25 most of the men your age are probably still just starting out.

    - Target older men; those who are already established and would love to have a younger woman on their arm.

    I wish I could say work on develping yourself as a person, but men will date and marry women as dumb as a rock so long as she tickles his fancy.

  28. it must be so hard to be that beautiful or that wealthy. clearly these people are so wrapped up in their “convoluted” little worlds that they’re completely missing something so simple, the point about marriage. marriage is supposed to be a union between two people based on love, not money, or looks. while this was humorous, it was also sad…the woman, while honest, appears shallow in her pursuit of a $500K man. and the men, while seemingly business savvy, appear shallow in their assumption that this woman only brings her looks to the table, which will ultimately fade.

    i am thoroughly disgusted and hope this was some sort of a joke, and not reality.

  29. Wow, this is great, but I think that it’s clear that she’s missing a few things aside from just the clever answers about “the markets”.

    Where do you single rich men hang out?
    The office.

    Seriously, if you’re under 40 and making 500+k / year, you’re spending a lot of time at the office. If you’re making 500k over 2000 hours of work, you’re making $250/hour at top-notch utilization. The annual millionaires are making $500/hour! Unless you’re marrying the guys who own the company, you’re trying to find people who can bill at $500-1500/hour!

    If it sounds out there, it is. Most of these guys are probably working 50-60 hour weeks (i.e. 2500-3000 hours / year). Seriously, deliver sandwiches to the office and strike up conversation. Prove that you’re too smart to be doing this, and that you’re just down on your luck. The rest should work like the movie “Pretty Woman” :)

    I?ve seen really ?plain jane? boring types who have nothing to offer married to incredibly wealthy guys.

    You’re probably just late to the game. These “plain janes” were probably University pickups before these guys “struck it rich”. But now that they’re married they can’t afford the breakup, it would wreck them financially and emotionally.

    The big question: What are you looking for in a mate?

    Wow, what would I look for in a mate if I had $1M / year? Beauty? Not really. With a million a year, I can take most women and throw enough money at them to make them beautiful. Hell, that’s the easy part: personal trainer, dietician, fashion advisor, personal yoga classes.

    No, what I’d need is someone who valued my time and made me feel very special. I wouldn’t need someone to keep home and hearth, I’d pay people to do that. And I wouldn’t need arm candy, I could afford that stuff too. I’d need someone who is emotionally fulfilling, I’d need a best friend that I can sleep with.

    But hey, this is the Original Poster’s fundamental flaw. She’s trying to sell beauty in exchange for living in the top 0.001% of the population. Beauty just isn’t worth that much. She might as well be asking why nobody wants to trade her blocks of silver for their blocks of gold. In fact, her complete failure to understand this concept doesn’t give me much hope for her other qualities making her marriage material.

    Here’s hoping that she reads this thread. Thanks for making my day Jonathan :)

  30. This is funny. Loved the “depreciating asset” line. I am a woman in my 40s, so do I know it!

    These lines are funny too “a million a year is middle class in New York City, so I don?t think I?m overreaching at all. …250,000 won?t get me to central park west. ”
    Somehow I’ve never thought middle class (or even upper middle class) can afford a place on Central Park West. But then I thought of myself as upper middle class, and according to her standards I am working poor.

  31. I’ll sun turn 38, my wife is 5 years older and I really find her gorgeus … So girls, don’t panic about the 30 … 30s are great on women, even 40s are not bad …

  32. The ladies on “The View” talked about this also as one of their hot topics so I think this woman is a marketing genius. The first element in marketing is to get people talking and she accomplished this already.
    The next thing you know – she will have a website up and running. Better yet, if this posting generates more disucssions, she might be the guest on all the early morning shows; if she is willing to show off her self-claimed “beauty”.

    Jt

  33. doingtime says:

    When MONEY makes GOOD people do BAD things
    i.e. Marriage & Ethics. The risk of legal sanctions influence the LOVE
    that MARRIAGE is suppose to produce. The well to do know darn well that legal penalties are well founded. But the truly beautiful are misplaced with vanity, self-centeredness, etc … that ultimatly will destroy the marriage. The illustration provided shows the fallacy of the beautiful. They are the only one’s thinking they are beautiful.

  34. Jonathan,

    I hope you can pass my answer for “what a man look for in a mate?”

    Mature men seek women who are fun to be with, around whom they feel they can be themselves w/o judgment.

    And he also realizes that if he is going to spend the rest of his life with a woman, he needs to have more discerning criteria than good looks.

    For the man who looks beneath the surface, a woman is an entire package: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. He must fall in love with all of those parts before he’ll invite her to spend a lifetime with him. That means mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects are just as important as perfecting appearance.

    Hope my answers can answer her question.

  35. Totally off topic, but I’m a computer geek and I can’t help it… I love your anti-spam CAPTCHA image. It’s always the same word, but it’s probably sufficient to solve the problem of spammers. Security through obscurity at its best!

  36. Hehe, I JUST got this in an e-mail today.
    And woa, lotsa comments!
    Thanks for the laugh! =)

  37. best post ever jonathan!

  38. Proverbs 11:22

  39. You make $500k per year?

    And I thought I could relate, making $80-90k/year at age 25.

    Wow – I feel out of place all of the sudden…

  40. Silly, silly lady. Makes the rest of us without silicone and with a brain look bad.

  41. ugh girls like this give guys a bad impression of females in general… making it impossible for the decent ones out there to find a partner… her post exemplifies what is wrong with young people in america.

  42. Has anybody considered this is a hoax? I will admit it’s a funny post, especially the ?depreciating asset? line.

  43. Although I agree with the funniness of this whole thing, does he not realize that his money can continue to make her beautiful? :)

    But, yes, I realize it cannot make her beautiful on the inside, or more of an intelligent person. People these days.

  44. This very funny posting brings up an important point:

    this is definitely a situation that, to me, seems to fit the seeker (‘she’) being the higher paid of the two. After all, from her description of herself she seems to be just about perfect, and perfect people should be well paid. If I were the the sought after ‘him’ I wouldn’t mind being the lower paid of the two.

    some guys have a ego thing about their wives/girlfriends making more than them. I’d welcome such a pairing if I made 500K+. Of course money isn’t everything, but it is the most common thing to argue over in relationships.

  45. InspectorFox says:

    Ram Charan is one possible match for this fine lady…his a day rate can top $20,000 :)
    http://money.cnn.com/magazines...../index.htm
    Good luck!

  46. Very interesting read. This is for all the prospective women seeking $500k earning man…you need to hurry up before it is too late…

    I was having a lunch couple of months ago with a beautiful lady and this is what she had to say….

    Men are like wine which gets better and better as it ages.
    Women are like onion….u need to remove layers after layers to understand them and you know what happens to the onion as it ages…it rots..

  47. Hey, Truly ask yourself what you can’t live without:) Its probably not money is it! Relationships with people or God. I am a 23 year old colege student making $ in the range you are at. My true friends make more than most would dream about. It not looks or money that make them friends, but the values and deep desire to change and succeed. I have travelled the world; do I make friends because of being a rich American, or is it being able to see the basic needs of all people. My mom can’t see these basic needs my dad has and he hers, but he is a member of your target group.
    LOOK AT ALL PEOPLE”S BASIC NEEDS and you will get your mind of yourself; mister handsome can’t pass you up because he can’t paas up you in personality and can degrade your personality because of not having looks. You in his mind will be someone he will love to have around his friends. Good luck with life and find the one:)

  48. Boy, this post got me cracking up. What a sad realization of what our world is coming to. Hats off the great reply by the 500Ker providing harsh truth with a little intellectual insult.

  49. that was hilarious… love the response to the post… thanks for posting this…

  50. There are dating sites specifically for people like this. WealthyMen, MillionaireMatch, SugarDaddie, probably more. I wonder if she has tried those.

  51. that was about the funniest response ever! Homegirl is gonna get fugly and homeboy is gonna stay rich lol

    What an idiot didn’t think people like that actually existed. it’s always nice to know we still got them stupid peeps around

  52. Wow, this was hilarious. On a deeper level, it’s really frightening to me to think that people like this exist.

    If she’s as beautiful as she attests to, she should be able to become a model and make her own 500k + a year! I’m guessing she’s not as awesome looking as she thinks, or just super lazy.

  53. I am 33 and I make around 70k a year, I have a great job close to home and live in a big house by a lake. I was married for a short period of time to a women that held a giant secret until we came home from our honeymoon in Tahiti. So you really never do know a person. Unfortunatley marriage isnt as important to people as it use to be when most of our grandparents were growing up. Good times!

  54. And men are considered the “dogs” in relationships…

    What is so broken in women? I just don’t understand it…according to Oprah and Lifetime network…men are the reason for everything bad in their lives…but how many women have we all met like this?

    Bubble headed broads with no goal in life but to suck the blood from some dumb rich sap.

    Sadly…even though she’s done NOTHING to deserve it…we all KNOW she’ll land her mackerel eventually…bleed him dry…leave him…take most of his wealth and move on to the next unsuspecting victim.

  55. Any man that would every be drawn in by such a superficial woman is a very sad, insecure, and pathetic individual. If in fact she is as “beautiful” as she states (which I doubt) we should remember beauty is only skin deep. Come on men, do we need “trophy wives” to show our manhood?

    However, I believe that in the end she will get what she deserves. Someone that will use her the way she intends on using others.

  56. Okay, I just had to write a comment…what’s with women? First, I’m a woman, so I’m not being sexist. The best way to have a super successful man is to have personal ambition. I know from experience!!! My man is very, very successful, but I brought my own accomplishments to the table. I am 24 years old, and just 21 months from finishing a Ph. D. in Pharmacology from the University of Missouri. My man loves me because I’m attractive, family-oriented, and because I do great on my own. So in his eyes, I am a quality, long-term investment with a maximum payout. And I feel the same about him. We match one another on many levels, including intellect, which is what makes our relationship so awesome. You want a tip? Be ambitious. Get up, get out, see what you can become! There is no time like the present, and anything can be accomplished with a little elbow grease. I was raised by parents on an extremely meager income, and I will finish my Ph. D. without ever having to take a student loan to pay tuition. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! Make your own 500K, then the men really come running!

  57. LOL this is hilarious! Thanks for the post!

  58. Wow! That was awesome! :)

  59. Thrifty Penny says:

    Wow! I can’t believe the girl had the audacity to post that. That’s hilarious though…all of it! Sadly, there are more people out there like her…

  60. Hey Terry,

    Great minds think alike… lets make a Mill! ;-)

    **Fabulous article**

    Yours,
    Audrey

  61. That made good reading. But sad that even in today’s world girls want just a man whose material wealth will see her through life!!!! Isn’t she worth anything more???

  62. Hahhaa… that’s funny. I think to be rich is a fate. If you are to be rich, there will somehow be a way to get there. Through a lotto, work, marriage, etc. It’s in God’s hand. It’s His secret, human can never understand.

  63. Various reactions went through my mind as I read this.

    She has plenty of ambition! No lack of that!

    He has plenty of money. Yes it can be used to keep her pretty – as he seems to have not noticed! Witness Hollywood divas.

    Hey, the American economy may collapse the day he marries her. At least there are a few (reasonably guaranteed) years for her beauty.

    Yes. Perspective and prospective are completely different terms!

    Where in her post do you feel she does not have compassion, caring, inner beauty? Indeed if she did not have that, she’d settle for anything BUT marriage – as long as it got her the moolah!

    And, friends, have you met any man who married a woman who did not keep home and hearth glowing? How much time, peace of mind, & concentration would he have left to keep making that money? Or lead a happy life, for that matter!

  64. They mentioned this on Howard Stern.. they are trying to get those 2 people on the show to interview them.. should be good if they can make it happen, haha.

  65. Seriously, people are surprised that she posted this? Come on. It’s craigslist! Who will know her true identity? Same goes to the idiots claiming she may be using that to screen against potential people. Seriously, how in the world will she know the true identities of her respondents. THIS IS CRAIGSLIST we are talking about.

    Now, irregardless of whether the OP was an actual query from someone looking to score a husband or a joke, the responses have been great.

  66. Marry once for love; if you ever get a chance to marry again, then marry someone half your age and twice your money.

  67. Well to be fair woman have capitalised on their looks throughout the centuries and married for money as well -models,actresses & nobility .How can we point fingers when she is just being honest about the situation. I can think of many gold diggers in the past Jacky Kennedy when she married Onasis, Yoko Ono,Cleopatra ,the list goes on and on really..the honesty is refreshing actually

    On my own note I love working for my own money.Its makes me independant and gives me a sense of pride…

  68. Coming from a young $500k + earner, the solution is simple! She should be looking outside of NY! In fact she should pack up and move to Vietnam where every guy makes 500k – 1mil easliy!!! Yeah 500,000 DONG (In Vietnamese dollars that is) but hey, at least she’ll be hitting her target figures!

  69. This is BS posting…….

    If this is true, the woman and the man would have been on tv by now.

    And if the woman is good looking as she say she is, this would the perfect way to fine the man she is looking for.

    I dare them both to put up or shut up.

    I been married for 14 year now, meet my wife in High School, make over 100k now, never would have gotten that far with out her…….in our mid 30′s now 3 kids, and she still is hot as hell to me…

  70. Though I’m a little late to this, I had to put in my 2 cents…sure, it’s appalling to see a woman eager to sell herself for marriage to the highest bidder – it’s as shallow as can be – so why is it…

    WE DON’T FAULT MEN FOR THEIR EQUALLY SHALLOW PURSUIT OF BEAUTY?

    We still live in a world where men feel free to denigrate or pursue women solely because of their looks. NO ONE judges that.

    And men use their earning power to buy “beauty”. When salaries become truly equal (women still make apr. 70 cents on the dollar compared to men), this sort of relationship bargaining and manipulation – as well as alimony and spousal support – will become obsolete.

    Don’t approve, but can’t blame her for playing the game that was set up long before she came into existence half a century ago, in which beauty is her only bargaining chip! Men are afraid we wouldn’t want or need them if salaries were equitable…and they might be right.

  71. It is interesting to me that no one picked up on one obvious lie. She stated that she is “classy.” This is not classy. Nothing about her is classy.

  72. jamescollins says:

    excellent!

  73. Interesting ideas… I wonder how the Hollywood media would portray this?

  74. this is funny indeed.
    personally i think it’s all back to personality.i think this girl hardly knows about life and what is important in life.I don’t say nothing wrong with being with a man with income of 500k,but to specifically looking for them shows the competencies you have as a woman,and as a person.

    even though you won’t realize nor acknowledge it,and this hypothesis could even be incorrect,you are materialistic,to put is blatantly. after you have found the guy in your spec,you will be needing money for taking so much care of yourself,e.g therapies,spas,saunas,and perhaps operation,good and expensive meals,and spoiling yourself with,whatever,you name it.i hardly say you will find it interesting to have your little time you have with your lover,which is working his ass off for 500k,with quality activities.of course this is purely hypothesis anyway.

  75. This is what we call a total crap. Beauty is an abstract concept. how can this girl claim to be beautiful that too without showing any accolades from any one? If if she is really that beutifull then why doesnt she makes her own 500k USD mark being super model or Hollywood star? Who knows what your thermometer of beuty is. I may say that my car, a 30 years old junk machine is classy but is it that people would believe it? no body in the world says that his youghurt is too sour and so does this girl. Beuty lies in the eyes of beholder and not in the words of the proclaimer. When it comes to marrige in order to spend a life with a woman, men look for trust, care, love and affection and a liitle peace in the presence of their woman. All they need is a waman who should be presentable and not a Sex bomb who would romp any person away :-) and definitely a nice woman need not be said to keep a nice home and hearth, she does it own its own in order to make her and her family happy. I hope by this time this woman, of almost 28 by now must already have depreciated to the point of no return and definitely the men she was looking for would be an upper segment purchasers for her. So my 2 cent for this ‘degraded’ stuff, if by now she has not find her upper crest bidder, it will be good to bring her rate down to may be 50K USD or pack your bags to India where she would get some one with that amount in their currency.

  76. i think the woman has to be happy with the man who earns 500k
    because who knows this man may keep you happy
    but never give more importance to money in life, if you want to then you can learn some tips i have for such people on my website though

  77. auntie, u hav no personality… u are like the typical type of singapore gals who fall in love with money and marry money… tell u what, go draw some US notes and marry them

  78. crazy 8 says:

    Shes a friggin gold digger!

  79. Perhaps you should forget the hedge fund guys?? Way to know your value and what you want — I’m on the same page.

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