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    I'm not sure why I like this exchange, but I do, in a guilty pleasure sort of way. This came around in my inbox a few times, and then showed up on Snopes:

    THIS 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.
    * it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or
    other commercial interests
    PostingID: 432279810

    THE ANSWER
    She gets a response...
    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
    [email protected] 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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    Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

    Lol.. classy. What a shallow biatch! "I see some really plain Jane girls married to millionaires and beautiful ones at singles bars"... Psh... scum of the earth right there.
    <3 Chloe

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    • #3
      Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

      I've seen that!
      If it's real and true, I like the guys reply!

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      • #4
        Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

        Not shocking. At least the broad is up front about it. Sometimes you hear what singles are saying and it isn't any different than this letter. Good for her and good for him.

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        • #5
          Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

          Oh crap, you found my ad.






          :lol:

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          • #6
            Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

            Originally posted by LuvsLilo View Post
            Oh crap, you found my ad.






            :lol:
            Yes I did but I never heard back from you!!

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            • #7
              Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

              Originally posted by LuvsLilo View Post
              Oh crap, you found my ad.






              :lol:
              Girl, you better take that offer. money > dignity and a feeling of self worth.

              Originally posted by cal4iri View Post
              Yes I did but I never heard back from you!!

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              • #8
                Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                HA! Great story!

                Peace,
                Roo
                husband, petowner, wordsmith, imagineer, martialist, playwright, traveller, ardent, wit, critic, barista, Taoist, superhero, fortuneteller, reader, fidget, teacher, dreamer, author, blogger, ghosthunter, voter, patient, bear, gourmand, Floridian, friend

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                • #9
                  Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                  Originally posted by cal4iri View Post
                  Yes I did but I never heard back from you!!

                  You didn't make enough money... sorry.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                    Originally posted by LuvsLilo View Post
                    You didn't make enough money... sorry.
                    It's always about the money..........


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                    • #11
                      Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                      Love the response! She really deserved that answer.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                        I ain't sayin' she's a golddigger...

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                        • #13
                          Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                          Originally posted by Frogberto View Post
                          I ain't sayin' she's a golddigger...
                          But she aint lookin for no broke ............

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                          • #14
                            Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                            500K seems a little low for today's income rate. She should have put her standards higher.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                              My mom told me 6 figures were good...I'll be teaching Lil LL to shoot for 7.

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                              • #16
                                Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                                Yes, but when are women going to realize it's not the income, it's the net worth? I know lots of people in my income class, and higher, that spend all they make - but you only get security from what's left after the math of assets - liabilities is calculated.

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                                  Shoot, I'm glad I'm already married! You ladies want big time Frogberto money, I don't have that.

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                                  • #18
                                    Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                                    Originally posted by cal4iri View Post
                                    Shoot, I'm glad I'm already married! You ladies want big time Frogberto money, I don't have that.
                                    I was just kidding in my post.

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                                    • #19
                                      Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                                      Originally posted by Ginarella View Post
                                      I was just kidding in my post.
                                      Me too!
                                      It's ok Gina, I know it's all in fun!
                                      I know if things were different you'd still talk to me if I made $4.50 an hour.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Craigslist: Woman seeks wealthy man

                                        Originally posted by cal4iri View Post
                                        I know if things were different you'd still talk to me if I made $4.50 an hour.
                                        Awww... that's such a sweet thought...



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