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Just the messanger here.Singles anyone?

PeterDurand's picture

This was sent to me and being lazy I have not Snoped it. For what its worth:

THE FOLLOWING APPEARED ON CRAIG'S LIST :
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.
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THE ANSWER : Dear Pers-431649184: 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 cr@ppy 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.

I will delete the thread if it offends anyone. Cheers, Peter

 

AnnL's picture

(post #48689, reply #1 of 67)

LOL!!  I love it! 

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Canuck's picture

(post #48689, reply #2 of 67)

Absolutely fascinating.


What I find amusing is that she doesn't mention her own job, education, or interests at all. If she had a job she liked or was proud of, that would be in her post.


At least she's upfront about her goals. Did she reply to his post?

AnnL's picture

(post #48689, reply #3 of 67)

She didn't say that she was deep or smart, just spectacularly beautiful!  :-)  Apparently, that's supposed to be enough to get her by.  <rolling eyes>

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

SallyBR1's picture

(post #48689, reply #4 of 67)

She is not THAT bright, seemed to forget she mentioned her age on the first line and repeats it a little later

is she worried that rich guys might not retain info very efficiently?

:-)

 


 


It is not gremolita, it is GREMOLATA!!!!

(October 2007)

msm-s's picture

(post #48689, reply #5 of 67)

she's just emphasizing her best asset, youth. which, like beauty, fades, and is another bad sign that she has absolutely nothing else to offer.

i don't care if this post is true or not; it's brilliant! there are loads of women, and gourgeous young men too, with this attitiude and it's nice to see the logic in the answer. thanks peter!

Biscuit's picture

(post #48689, reply #6 of 67)

These are the same women who believe that because they are physically beautiful, they are somehow superior to those of us who aren't.  (G)


When the fact is - it takes a lot more to get and keep a QUALITY man than looks - intelligence, common sense, a good work ethic, a sense of humor, affection, and the "want" to work WITH him to create a good life for both of you, rather than just be a little parasite while HE works.


I can't seem to convince my sister of this.  Of course, that's probably why she's been married so many times (more than 4 - we won't talk about the exact number, please - it's horrifying) and I have not.  Her view of marriage is about as shallow as this woman's.


If you're afraid of butter - use cream.    Julia Child

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

AnnL's picture

(post #48689, reply #7 of 67)

Yes, and just because a man makes a lot of money doesn't mean he's a good partner or even a nice person. 

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

assibams's picture

(post #48689, reply #8 of 67)

Aaah, but when said man and women like the ones in the first post get together they pretty often deserve what they got :-)


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

AnnL's picture

(post #48689, reply #9 of 67)

Absolutely agree!  :-)

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

shywoodlandcreature's picture

(post #48689, reply #10 of 67)

I like to think of those pairings as just nature's way of redistributing the wealth. By the time he's on his third soon-to-be-ex-wife, trickle-down economics will have kicked in.





"the meat was prime,/the produce sublime,/but nevertheless/the dinner was/a horrible mess."
Samchang, 2007

moxie's picture

(post #48689, reply #13 of 67)

Yep, but their kids don't.

"I have always relied on the kindness of strangers." - Blanche Dubois

msm-s's picture

(post #48689, reply #11 of 67)

remember the tale of the extremely unattractive genius who became a multi-millionaire through his brilliant ideas? he wanted to marry a beautiful woman so he could have an attractive family, through the mother's genes. he got the most gorgeous woman in the country to marry him. she wasn't very bright, but it was a trade he was willing to make.
but they wound up having kids that were really ugly and really stupid.

thecooktoo's picture

(post #48689, reply #12 of 67)

I would love to be able to say that my wife married a very wealthy man...unfortunately, she didn't.  HOWEVER, I married probably the best looking 22 year old in Carroll, Ohio 47 years ago (she was the only 22 year old female in Carroll at that time), and she is prettier today than she was then, and she just turned 70.


I have always been so thankful that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder."


Jim

Nightrider's picture

(post #48689, reply #14 of 67)

Such a sweet comment to make about your wife :) 

Anu's picture

(post #48689, reply #66 of 67)

what a great post!  nice to hear from one of the "good" guys :) 

chiffonade's picture

(post #48689, reply #15 of 67)

I'm not from New York.


She gave away the answer in the very first line.


"Sandra Lee is the Culinary Anti-Christ and I am the Anti-Sandra Lee.  The precious moments you may take to measure a level cup of flour are NOT wasted time!"


Chiffonade

*You're a REAL person, eat REAL food."

Chiffonade

mer's picture

(post #48689, reply #16 of 67)

Ok, just for fun how about this guy...

http://gawker.com/news/douchebags/nightmare-online-dater-john-fitzgerald-page-is-the-worst-person-in-the-world-309684.php

i couldn't find it on snopes, but omg. What an ####...

Biscuit's picture

(post #48689, reply #17 of 67)

Wow.  This is what the dating world has come to?


Glad I'm happily married.


If you're afraid of butter - use cream.    Julia Child

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

mer's picture

(post #48689, reply #20 of 67)

"Glad I'm happily married."

LOL. Everyonce in a while I think I miss the flirting, the first dates, the first kiss, blah blah blah. Then I read a link like this and am reminded of how lucky I am!

I am so worried for my single friends.

TracyK's picture

(post #48689, reply #21 of 67)

Oh don't be... some of us are doing juuuuuuuuuuust fine. :-)


 


CT poster in bad standing since 2000.

Heather's picture

(post #48689, reply #22 of 67)

Good to hear!

AnnL's picture

(post #48689, reply #24 of 67)

Have you been holding out on us?  Something you need to share?  :-)

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

TracyK's picture

(post #48689, reply #25 of 67)

Who, me??? 


*blinks eyes in innocent fashion*


:-)


CT poster in bad standing since 2000.

assibams's picture

(post #48689, reply #26 of 67)

Young lady, blinking won't do right now, some typing is what we need :-) Best a story worthy of the Archives...


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

TracyK's picture

(post #48689, reply #27 of 67)

Weeeeellllll, let's just say for now that the story is still being written, but the opening couple of chapters are very good and bode well for the rest of the book. :-)


 


 


 


 


CT poster in bad standing since 2000.

assibams's picture

(post #48689, reply #29 of 67)

I'm so happy for you!!! Sounds pretty promising, yay! And now that you got us started, I hereby officially request updates :-)


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

AnnL's picture

(post #48689, reply #30 of 67)

:-)  Enjoy the story as it develops--remember it's the journey not the destination.  :-)  :-)

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

SallyBR1's picture

(post #48689, reply #31 of 67)

BE VERY VERY STILL, MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, I will say nothing. I will retreat to some corner and patiently wait.
Wait until you cannot stand it anymore and will TELL US ALL!

:-)

(glad to see you are doing great!)

 


 


It is not gremolita, it is GREMOLATA!!!!

(October 2007)

Biscuit's picture

(post #48689, reply #34 of 67)

Ok, I will say nothing. I will retreat to some corner and patiently wait.
Wait until you cannot stand it anymore and will TELL US ALL!


I can report [said in my very best Southern drawl] that the Gentleman-in-question is someone who has admired Ms. Tracy for YEARS from afar;


and I can report that said Gentleman-in-question sends flowers for no particular reason, and chooses really NICE flowers...(G)


Hope you don't mind my reporting on you, Tracy - but I thought it was time to throw a little meat to the wolves... (G)


If you're afraid of butter - use cream.    Julia Child

"When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty."  - George Bernard Shaw

SallyBR1's picture

(post #48689, reply #35 of 67)

A LITTLE MEAT TO THE WOLVES??????????????????????????????

what the heckypeck is that supposed to be? I am salivating here, begging for more

Ok, I will be nice. I will stop jumping up and down with anticipation for more..... BUT I DO WANT A LITTLE MORE, you know

HEY TRAAAAACYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Where are YOOOOOU, darling??????

 


 


It is not gremolita, it is GREMOLATA!!!!

(October 2007)