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10-12-2007, 10:54 AM
This may be old but I found it to be very entertaining reading. This guy's reply is right on the money!


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

-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

- 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

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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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
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.

10-12-2007, 11:22 AM
That is funny and so true. Although I think some women look better after 30.

10-12-2007, 12:05 PM
I heard about this on Howard Stern. They looked up the guy who responed and he was the CEO of some company.

Naste Craft
10-12-2007, 12:08 PM
Dirty 30, urban cougar, milf.....:headbang:

10-12-2007, 12:24 PM
A golddigger and a womanizer, they would make the perfect couple!

10-12-2007, 12:27 PM
Dirty 30, urban cougar, milf.....:headbang:
Dirty 30 and Urban Cougar.........I have not heard those. I just turned 39 Naste.....only if I could go back to mid late twenties......

Patrick Hardy
10-12-2007, 12:28 PM
There can not be a better response than that ! welcome to planet earth.

10-12-2007, 01:40 PM
This guy has his head on straight!

10-12-2007, 02:09 PM
I'd love to see if she responded to this.

10-12-2007, 02:22 PM
That was great

10-12-2007, 02:36 PM
Dirty 30, urban cougar, milf.....:headbang:

They have about 200 of these on any given night at 3-33 in Newport!!

10-12-2007, 02:58 PM

Here's how to get the guy who meets your expectations...close your eyes real tight, click your heels together three times, and say "I am young and stupid, I am young and stupid, I am young and stupid..."

Toober Toni
10-12-2007, 03:30 PM
It should work for her, it worked for me, thats how I found Tom. ;)

Naste Craft
10-12-2007, 04:08 PM
They have about 200 of these on any given night at 3-33 in Newport!!

Fox Fire in Anaheim......one of the best cougar hunting places in so cal..

10-12-2007, 04:30 PM
I bet if you saw her....as we say here in Texas....open up the window and look out....you will see a ton more just as hot...if she's even that hot!

Great response....I bet it went right over her genius head!