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What am I doing wrong? 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 over-reaching at all.
Are there any guys who make 500K or more on this board? Any wifes? Could you send me some tips? I dated a business man who made around 200 - 250K. 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. She’s not as pretty as I am, nor is she a great genius. So what is she doing right? 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?
Is there an age range I should be targeting?
Why are some of the women living lavish lifestyles on the
Upper East Sideso plain. What’s the story there?
Lawyers, investment bankers, doctors. How much do those guys really make? And where do the hedge fund guys hang out?
How do you rich guys decide on marriage versus just a girlfried? I am looking for Marriage only.
Και η απάντηση που ανέβηκε από ένα τραπεζίτη:
I qualify as a guy who fits your bill - I make more than $500K per year. Here’s how I see it: Your offer is a plain and simple crappy business deal. What you suggest is a simple trade: you bring your looks to the party and I bring my money. Fine, simple. But there’s the rub, your looks will fade and my money will likely continue into perpetuity - in fact, it is very likely that my income will increase, but it is an absolutely certainty that you won’t be getting any more beautiful! So, in economic terms, you are a depreciating asset. In Wall Street Terms, we’d call you a trading position - not a buy and hold. It doesn’t make good business sense to ‘buy you’ (which is what you’re asking) - so I’d rather lease. The deal that makes sense to me is dating, not marriage.
(Quelle: The Independent, 14 October 2007)