Friday, September 28, 2007

How to Marry a Rich Man

Gawker posted this awesome consideration of a craigslist ad from last week. Basically this 25-year-old "hot chick" is trying to score a willing bachelor--who makes no less than $500k a year.

Check it out. It's pretty awesome.

12 comments:

David L. McAfee said...

I like how she says she's articulate and classy.

Sorry, but "classy" women don't advertise the fact they are actively looking for a sugar daddy. I notice she doesn't want to know about hobbies, interests, children. Her ad mentions one thing and one thing only. The bottom line. How much money the guy makes is the only qualifier mentioned.

Sorry, but this is pretty tacky.

moonrat said...

hmmm.

just to play devil's advocate (if only you knew more about MY personal lifestyle!), you could say that the rest of it doesn't actually matter...

in the words of Jane Austen's mother in BECOMING JANE, "Affection is desirable. Money is absolutely indispensable."

the point is made that luxury ameliorates what's lacking, just as poverty dismantles what's good. maybe she is just more honest?

David L. McAfee said...

Moonrat.

If I posted the following ad, what would you think?

34 year old man, attractive (some even say witty), interested in a 22 - 25 year old woman. Must weigh less than 120 lbs, have an IQ of less than 135 (don't want a woman smarter than me), preferable less than 120, have a size D chest, a size 20 waist. Must be phenominal in bed, and willing to experiment. Marriage minded, please. Anyone not meeting the above qualifications need not apply.


Would you think that was a tacky ad?

moonrat said...

yeah, i would; and i'm not saying her ad's not tacky (it is).

but on the other hand, her ad is only limiting in one way--she makes NO other stipulations except about the money. she does, however, sell herself.

so let's say the size Ds are what's your bottom line. your ad would read:

i'm trying to meet marriage-minded women with large breasts. i'm a talented, creative, attractive guy with an IQ of 135 and a steady income. i've noticed a lot of guys with much less to offer than i have walking around with women with really large breasts. any tips on where i can meet them? give me specific bars, restaurants, gyms.

[you can't say it's not superficial. but like she says, maybe she's just being honest about her superficiality. i'm sure we all have dealbreakers. hers is money.]

David L. McAfee said...

Oh, I agree with that, Moonrat. I was just saying that I thought her superficialty was tacky. Ok, so she's honest. The ad I mentioned was also honest, as was your version of said ad.

Just because it's honest, doesn't mean it isn't tacky. Sometimes honesty can be very tacky.

Now that we both agree the ad is tacky (how many times can I say that word, I wonder?), I'm fine to let it drop. :)

David L. McAfee said...

I lied. I just re-read the ad and it turns out I (and my wife, who is standing behind me) I do have two more things to add:

1) she notes that she's seen many "plain Jane boring types who have nothing to offer" that are married to successful men, and feels that she is a better match because she is "spectacularly beautiful." Question: How does she know these women have nothing to offer?

2) I'd like to speculate that the reason she hasn't met her ideal sugar daddy is because any man pulling in half a mil or more a year is NOT STUPID. These guys know when a woman is only interested in them for their money. They keep their eyes open for just this sort of thing. They won't marry a woman like that, at least not without a prenup.

If I were worth that much, I'd never marry someone who was only interested in me for my money. It would be the equivalent of me asking you your weight on our first date. I wouldn't get a second date, would I?

Nope.

I should also add that this woman may think she is "spectacularly beautiful," and she may well be very physically attractive, equivalent in appearance to..say...Jessica Alba or Jessica Biel, but I, for one, think she is very, very ugly.

JMO.

moonrat said...

wish more guys felt that way...

David L. McAfee said...

Well, it boils down to this:

Looks fade. Sooner or later, we all look like Aunt Bea or Mickey Rooney.

When that time comes, I'd like to still be able to carry on a conversation with my wife.

Maprilynne said...

Words cannot do justice . . .

Maprilynne said...

Okay, I have some words . . .

As the wife of a law school student, I imagine I will have a wealthy husband someday. But for the last six years, we've paid our dues. Very, very tight budgets (it's funny, other students at the law school who have no or fewer kids often ask my hubby how we do it.;)) lost of hand-me-downs for my kids, a house that was a major fixer-upper and is now a minor fixer-upper *laugh* and a big chunk of money in student loans. By the time my hubby is a . . . whatever he ends up being in ten or fifteen years, I'm not going to be a trophy wife. But I'm going to be the partner who saw him through all the hard times and can appreciate the good one with him. That is what many of these wealthy, well-educated men want. A stand-by-you educated woman who's only great in bed because she's been practicing with you for twenty years.:) This girl seems to have forgotten that just because these men married to "plain" women are wealthy now, doesn't mean that they always were.

I think one big thing is that she puts out an ad like this and refers to herself as classy. Honest? Sure. But classy, no.

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David L. McAfee said...

I knew you'd agree with me on this one, Aprilynne. :)