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Arment Dietrich

“Today's relationships: Long on utility, short on love?”

By: Arment Dietrich | October 24, 2007 | 
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I wasn’t surprised when I came across this highly publicized Craigslist posting, forwarded from a friend who works on Wall Street. This particular woman is claiming to be a spectacularly beautiful, classy, articulate 25-year-old. The only problem is she is frustrated because she has not met her sugar daddy, also known as an older man who is able to gain a younger woman by having lots of cash and assets. She only wants marriage and he must make more than $500,000 because $250,000 won’t even get her to Central Park West in NYC. She is asking New York women for advice on where to meet these investment banker types.

I personally thought the main response to this post was well written and smart in a sick sort of way. The man, who is rumored to work in the investment banking division at JP Morgan Chase, said this beautiful young woman is a depreciating asset and he is an earning one. Her looks will fade over time but his income will certainly increase. “It doesn’t make good business sense to “buy you” (which is what you’re asking) so I’d rather lease,” he said. Okay, my main thoughts are if this woman is truly as beautiful as she says she is why hasn’t she found her main man? Maybe she should try to make her own $500K and call it a day! This is just spinning ones views of a relationship vs. another’s.

I like to think most people don’t think of relationships as a financial transaction and it’s sad that some people do. Everyone knows the cliché of money may make you happy now, but it won’t in the long run. So, “Ms. Spectacularly Beautiful,” stop wasting your time writing these advertisements and go find yourself true love and a good man (and do it before your assets depreciate)!  — Kristina Burn

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Matt
Matt

Great article. Whoever wrote it obviously knows how to write!