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    When A Woman Wants It All...And A Man Responds

    Read every line.

    ORIGINAL INQUIRY

    THIS POST 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.

    ************************************************** ***************

    PostingID: 432279810



    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.
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    Crazy Like a Daisy CycleMagic's Avatar
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    clever. I like the response.
    Where am I going?......

    ....and why am I in this handbasket?

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    I'm no MBA, but the response is priceless (pardon the pun).

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    Wow, that is just in your face ballsy.
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    Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes to the bone. I wonder if Miss Beautiful is really just a pretty wrapping on a stale turd...or if the whole thing is an urban legend.

    Anyone want my ex-wife's Porsche for $500???
    Slow, but at least still moving...

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    When you meet a "drop dead georgeous" woman who is single it means that somewhere out there, there is at least one guy who was sick and tired of taking her ****.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indyv8a View Post
    Anyone want my ex-wife's Porsche for $500???


    If you actually have a decent Porsche 911 for sale, I'm in the market. Seriously. PM me.


    I don't plan to pick up golddiggers, just want a (relatively) cheap track car.

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    Wow. In the Bernard Pivot thread, I declined to answer the "what turns you on/what turns you off" questions, partially because it seemed an odd thing to just throw out there, and partially because I couldn't think of specifics or a way to ord them succinctly at the moment.

    Well, I'm inspired. What turns me off: This woman.

    Geez, what an awful, hollow husk of a human being. I'm glad I can't afford the *****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    just want a (relatively) cheap track car.
    I think $500 for a 911, no matter the age or condition, is a bit beyond "relatively cheap."

    If it's a first-generation 912 in good condition though, I'm interested. Ditto for a 914.

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    I think she'll end up fat and ugly in 10 years, having to work to pay to live in an extremely low class trailer park.
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    In the Bernard Pivot thread, "what turns you on?" isn't meant in a sexual sense, it's meant more in the "What gets you going, inspires you?" vein.
    "Engineering! It's like math, but louder."

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    I just want to add a disclaimer. I am in NO way a misogonist. However, I do believe in calling a woman on her ****.

    That said, I love the real women I know (many of whom post here on the regular...if you're lucky they will even post a pic or send you a pm).

    But this crap...it's time to make light of this. This plus the "don Juan" thread (thanks Portis) makes me think that modern men have lost something important about our soul...we have become less than we should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    This plus the "don Juan" thread (thanks Portis) makes me think that modern men have lost something important about our soul...we have become less than we should be.
    It's not just the men, dear 'Dipper. This woman is sickening, and a perfect example of the diminished female spirit in our culture.
    "Real wars of words are harder to win. They require thought, insight, precision, articulation, knowledge, and experience. They require the humility to admit when you are wrong. They recognize that the dialectic is not about making us look at you, but about us all looking together for the truth."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    That said, I love the real women I know (many of whom post here on the regular...if you're lucky they will even post a pic or send you a pm).
    A real woman doesn't offer to ***** herself out. A real woman gives when she wants to and no other time. That is what makes her "real." Like you, I've been impressed with the way so many here conduct themselves, with assurance and total belief in self. This woman in the post has neither of those, if she's even "for real."
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    I love his response, I do, what troubles me is that going after her own career to make the money she wants was never an option to her.

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    I'd think that it couldn't possibly be for real....except that I could almost see my cousin writing that. The same cousin that once said (as we were in hospital waiting for my mom to die) she wanted to meet a doctor at the hospital while she was there. She needed a man with some money because she didn't want to be seen in "icky cars".

    edit: This was not a 16 year old girl either...she was probably 26 or so at the time.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Given that she is a depreciating asset, I should be able to afford her in about another 42 years - assuming straight-line depreciation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bac View Post
    Given that she is a depreciating asset, I should be able to afford her in about another 42 years - assuming straight-line depreciation.

    ... Brad
    According to the guy's response, sounds more like double declining balance depreciation. Heavily front loaded leading to NBV of almost 0 in just a few short years.

    My take...its all an expense if you buy her. There's nothing to capitalize
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    pwn3d. majorly.



    This deserves a crosspost on another forum i'm on.

    [mostly because i can't access "the best of craigslist" while at work.]

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    Given that she's 25 and calling herself a "girl", that turns me off right there. I'm thinking, "Bimbo." I'm going to go out on a limb here and surmise she's also looking for some guy to father her children and be her wallet for the next 18+ years.

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    10:1 says she's just some chick trolling Craigslist for kicks.

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    That was great. Both of them. I loved this line,

    "Most beautiful women are superficial; at least I'm being up front
    about it."

    The guy's response was spot on. Excellent find.
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    If that woman had any gumption she would realize that selling herself
    quite literally as a sex worker would giver her the income she seeks without
    the expectations and control that a husband would seek--she should just
    sack up and be honest about the kind of transaction she is seeking--then she
    could make the cheddar and have a 25 year old water polo player boyfriend
    instead of some dude who works 80 hours a week for his half mil and will
    have all the health problems down the road that come with that lifestyle--
    as they say those who marry for money end up earning it.

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    I want to punch that woman in the face.

    I know girls like that, they make me sick.
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