Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This Was 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
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 MARRIAGE

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

it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or
other commercial

PostingID: 432279810

Dear Pers-431649184:

I read your posting with great interest and have
thought meaningfully about
your dilemma. I offer the following analysis of your
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 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

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 Know That's Right-School These Hoes LOL :)

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