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Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« on: March 26, 2014, 09:57:23 AM »
http://unlooker.com/pretty-girl-seeking-rich-husband-gets-shocking-investment-bankers-reply/

It is so sad, but there are many people like this.  Most don't need as much money as this woman seems to, but money is still very important.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2014, 10:31:16 AM »
I think this is covered by Snopes but it is very funny. 

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2014, 10:37:46 AM »
When Melania Trump was asked if she would have married Donald if he weren't rich, she responded "Would he have married me if I weren't beautiful?" I don't think it's sad at all if people are honest about it.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2014, 10:59:07 AM »
Isn't it simple biological impulse?   Woman is looking for someone who can best provide for her.  Man is looking for someone who healthiest looking woman who can rear healthy children for the best chance of survival of his line. 

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2014, 11:04:48 AM »
Isn't it simple biological impulse?   Woman is looking for someone who can best provide for her.  Man is looking for someone who healthiest looking woman who can rear healthy children for the best chance of survival of his line.

What a simple yet perfect response. Had me laughing. Thank you for that!

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 11:15:01 AM »
Isn't it simple biological impulse?   Woman is looking for someone who can best provide for her.  Man is looking for someone who healthiest looking woman who can rear healthy children for the best chance of survival of his line.

This is very true, but why make over 500K?  That is more than someone needs to be provided for.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2014, 11:31:54 AM »
Isn't it simple biological impulse?   Woman is looking for someone who can best provide for her.  Man is looking for someone who healthiest looking woman who can rear healthy children for the best chance of survival of his line.

This is very true, but why make over 500K?  That is more than someone needs to be provided for.

Pssshaw!  That's barely middle class in NYC!  ;)

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2014, 12:06:20 PM »
Of course Shakespeare put it better:

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For I must tell you friendly in your ear,
Sell when you can; you are not for all markets

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2014, 01:39:11 PM »
http://unlooker.com/pretty-girl-seeking-rich-husband-gets-shocking-investment-bankers-reply/

It is so sad, but there are many people like this.  Most don't need as much money as this woman seems to, but money is still very important.
Every year I teach 1-2 high school seniors whose "career plan" is something along the lines of "trophy wife". 

This particular girl, if she exists at all, really should realize that IF you're going to fit into that category, you have to be more than pretty -- you also need polish, charisma, connections, the ability to entertain, the ability to raise the children in a certain way, etc.  This girl doesn't even write well, so she's unlikely to bring anything more than a pretty face to the table. 

The answer to her letter was good:  Beauty is a depreciating asset, while the potential husband's income is probably an appreciating asset.  People with big incomes tend to be smart.  A potential husband isn't likely to tie his positive assets to her negative assets. 

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2014, 01:40:20 PM »
If 250k is middle class here then I must be dead.
« Last Edit: March 26, 2014, 01:43:27 PM by Elaine »

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2014, 01:49:03 PM »
If 250k is middle class here then I must be dead.
1.  She's talking about New York City, which is a place unique unto itself.
2.  Anyone who'd ask this question is probably more high-maintenance than you and me. 

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2014, 02:02:29 PM »
If 250k is middle class here then I must be dead.
1.  She's talking about New York City, which is a place unique unto itself.
2.  Anyone who'd ask this question is probably more high-maintenance than you and me.

Haha, I know- it's just funny because I live in nyc and I hear things like this a fair amount. Like friends complaining that 75k isn't enough, etc. I just quietly laugh to myself since I'm living in the same city that they are for about 20k.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2014, 04:23:12 PM »
And here's a UK parent whose game-plan is to train her daughter to "marry rich"

http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/im-teaching-daughter-marry-money/

It's what the aristocracy have always done, but in today's easy-divorce world, it is pretty poor diversification.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2014, 04:39:21 PM »
An option to choose a passive lifestyle is a privilege of pretty women. Rarely works for other categories of human beings...

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2014, 06:11:35 PM »
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Hence from the viewpoint of economics, I am an appreciation asset, and you are a depreciation asset. It’s not just normal depreciation, but exponential depreciation. If that is your only asset, your value will be much worse 10 years later.

So obviously the best economic course of action for Ms. Pretty is to rent or lease her assets for a decade or so, at a high enough rate that she can invest the proceeds and retire.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2014, 07:09:58 PM »
Isn't it simple biological impulse?   Woman is looking for someone who can best provide for her.  Man is looking for someone who healthiest looking woman who can rear healthy children for the best chance of survival of his line.

This is very true, but why make over 500K?  That is more than someone needs to be provided for.
You don't just want someone who can build a fire, you want the strongest man so he can beat up competition to get all the firewood (or protect your firewood stash).  Same theory applies wood stash & money 'stache. 

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2014, 07:14:48 PM »


The answer to her letter was good:  Beauty is a depreciating asset, while the potential husband's income is probably an appreciating asset.  People with big incomes tend to be smart.  A potential husband isn't likely to tie his positive assets to her negative assets.

Tell that to "The Queen of Versailles "

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2014, 09:53:11 PM »
Reminds me of a story I heard that mothers would teach their daughters to find a rich husband, it was fairly simple, go to college and study at the medical school and wait for a doctor to ask you out.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2014, 12:51:52 AM »
Reminds me of a story I heard that mothers would teach their daughters to find a rich husband, it was fairly simple, go to college and study at the medical school and wait for a doctor to ask you out.

Oh hey, that's exactly what I did! It's a good way for a woman to have her career ambitions completely overlooked ("But why would you want to specialise? Your husband is a Doctor!"), second only to marrying the founder of facebook. ;)

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2014, 01:44:36 AM »
I first misread the title as "Petty Girl Seeks Rich Husband."  Kind of says it all, doesn't it?

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #20 on: March 27, 2014, 06:40:35 AM »
M - Would you live with a stranger if he paid you ten million dollars?
W - I would.
M - And if he paid you five dollars?
W - Five dollars, what kind of woman do you think I am?
M - We've already established what kind of woman you are, now we're just haggling over price.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2014, 06:44:52 AM »
And here's a UK parent whose game-plan is to train her daughter to "marry rich"

http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/im-teaching-daughter-marry-money/

It's what the aristocracy have always done, but in today's easy-divorce world, it is pretty poor diversification.

I started to read this article, but got worried that my head would explode.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2014, 07:28:45 AM »
M - Would you live with a stranger if he paid you ten million dollars?
W - I would.
M - And if he paid you five dollars?
W - Five dollars, what kind of woman do you think I am?
M - We've already established what kind of woman you are, now we're just haggling over price.

Exactly!!!

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #23 on: March 27, 2014, 08:26:03 AM »
Reminds me of a story I heard that mothers would teach their daughters to find a rich husband, it was fairly simple, go to college and study at the medical school and wait for a doctor to ask you out.

+10!  My (ex) wife did that at first.  She majored in pharmacy because that was where you met doctors.  But she gave that up to move overseas before I met her.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #24 on: March 27, 2014, 08:31:26 AM »
I remember in my first year of uni the lecturer said if she was in our position she would give up studying and find a merchant banker to marry, she was joking though I think. :)

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #25 on: March 27, 2014, 08:45:08 AM »
Reminds me of a story I heard that mothers would teach their daughters to find a rich husband, it was fairly simple, go to college and study at the medical school and wait for a doctor to ask you out.

+10!  My (ex) wife did that at first.  She majored in pharmacy because that was where you met doctors.  But she gave that up to move overseas before I met her.
I figured it was a sly way to trick their daughters into studying medicine and earning big bucks as a doctor.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #26 on: March 27, 2014, 09:05:59 AM »
Reminds me of a story I heard that mothers would teach their daughters to find a rich husband, it was fairly simple, go to college and study at the medical school and wait for a doctor to ask you out.

+10!  My (ex) wife did that at first.  She majored in pharmacy because that was where you met doctors.  But she gave that up to move overseas before I met her.
I figured it was a sly way to trick their daughters into studying medicine and earning big bucks as a doctor.
Wait, how many medical colleges actually police which students are attending their lecture? Couldn't you just sit in; fake it till you.. land it?

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2014, 10:03:48 AM »
lol my girl is way out of my league in every aspect, people often wonder how i got so lucky. We've been asked on more than one occasion what it is that she sees in me.

I just make a "foot-long" hand gesture, and she just smiles and nods.

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« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2014, 01:13:15 PM »
lol my girl is way out of my league in every aspect, people often wonder how i got so lucky. We've been asked on more than one occasion what it is that she sees in me.

I just make a "foot-long" hand gesture, and she just smiles and nods.


That's great!

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2014, 01:30:28 PM »
This story is oooooooold and almost definitely fake. Most CEOs of major financial companies and write basic english.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2014, 02:06:02 PM »
This is such an old joke and a very abridge version of it.... There is a much better and funnier version of this floating around somewhere, I will see if I can dig it up on an old laptop and repost it.

And by no means was the response from Jamie Dimon the CEO of JPMorgan Chase.

This has been floating around the Wall Street community for at least a decade...

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2014, 02:14:32 PM »
Wait, how many medical colleges actually police which students are attending their lecture? Couldn't you just sit in; fake it till you.. land it?

Most med programs are "lockstep" programs, meaning that you sit in the same room with the same people all day every day. You would have to be there from day one, and they would notice when you didn't appear in the anatomy and histology labs the first year.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #32 on: March 27, 2014, 02:27:51 PM »
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Tell that to "The Queen of Versailles "

IIRC She was an engineer at IBM and did not like the idea of working 40+hours a week for 30 years and decided to use other ... skills ...  She took a problem and found a unique solution to it, "IBM is not for me so I am going to become a beauty queen."  Movie is well worth the time, just try to turn your frugal centers of the brain off for 120 min.

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« Reply #34 on: March 27, 2014, 08:21:34 PM »
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Tell that to "The Queen of Versailles "

IIRC She was an engineer at IBM and did not like the idea of working 40+hours a week for 30 years and decided to use other ... skills ...  She took a problem and found a unique solution to it, "IBM is not for me so I am going to become a beauty queen."  Movie is well worth the time, just try to turn your frugal centers of the brain off for 120 min.

My favorite quote from that movie is when she says "I wouldn't have had 7 kids if I didn't think I'd have a nanny to take care of them!"  In the end I liked her and felt sorry for her as much as I hated the excess.

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« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2014, 03:15:12 AM »
And here's a UK parent whose game-plan is to train her daughter to "marry rich"

http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/im-teaching-daughter-marry-money/

It's what the aristocracy have always done, but in today's easy-divorce world, it is pretty poor diversification.

I agree that it is poor diversification.  My Mom was almost the exact opposite in attitude; she taught me that I would only ever have myself to count on, and that I needed to be completely self-sufficient.  While this is generally practical advice, it has taken me more effort to realize that it is just fine to not work when needed, and let my husband support us.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2014, 11:23:42 AM »
And here's a UK parent whose game-plan is to train her daughter to "marry rich"

http://www.mamamia.com.au/parenting/im-teaching-daughter-marry-money/

It's what the aristocracy have always done, but in today's easy-divorce world, it is pretty poor diversification.
That was an interesting article, and if we lived two generations ago it'd probably have a lot of people shaking their heads, "Yes, yes, good plan."  At least they're giving the girl a good education. 

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2014, 11:34:05 AM »
And by no means was the response from Jamie Dimon the CEO of JPMorgan Chase.


What gave it away? :)

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I would advice that you forget looking for any clues to marry a rich guy. And by the way, you could make yourself to become a rich person with $500k annual income.This has better chance than finding a rich fool.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2014, 01:55:37 PM »
This story is oooooooold and almost definitely fake. Most CEOs of major financial companies and write basic english.

It may be fake, but have you actually corresponded with financial executives?  Ability to use proper English in internal communications is inversely proportionate with rank and status.

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Re: Pretty Girl Seeks Rich Husband
« Reply #39 on: April 07, 2014, 03:49:33 PM »
When Melania Trump was asked if she would have married Donald if he weren't rich, she responded "Would he have married me if I weren't beautiful?" I don't think it's sad at all if people are honest about it.

High five to Melania Trump!