Spectacularly beautiful 25 year old articulate classy girl seeking man who makes at least 500K per year

I came across a post on a blog highlighting a personals ad which a 25 year old female placed on craigslist last October. The woman was looking for a rich man to marry. She claimed she was spectacularly beautiful, articulate and classy and looking to get married to a man making at least half a million per year. She wrote a list of questions asking for feedback.

Her questions ( re-worded)

  • What bars, restaurants and gyms should I hang out at to find single rich men?
  • What are you single rich men looking for in a wife/girlfriend?
  • Will I have a better shot finding a rich single man to marry if I target men within a specific age range?
  • How come a beautiful woman like me is having such a hard time finding a rich man to marry while so many plain Jane types are living lavish lifestyles on the upper east side?
  • Should I be targeting by career? Who has the deeper pockets of lawyers, investment bankers and doctors?

Hard to imagine very many single rich men spend a great deal of time reading personals on craigslist; but you have to give the girl credit for having the nerve to place an ad like that. It’s not her ad that was so interesting it warranted this post, however, it was one of the responses she received. The guy called her offer a crappy business deal, explaining that because her looks are inevitably going to fade she is, in economic terms, a depreciating asset and not worth buying. He wrote:

“…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.” Read the full response

Image: Jesse Millan via Flickr

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