Mating behavior in the free market economy
Men looking for beautiful women and women looking for rich men. We take this stereotype as a fact, then there should be no marriageable Pamela Anderson[wp] more copies go free. This thought is also a 25-year-old - claims to be very pretty - American and yet it was so far unsuccessful in an attempt to get a wealthy man into their own home. "What's wrong?" She asked the men of the world on internet site Craigslist.
A Wall Street banker's reply
I read your question 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 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 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.
Women want wealthy husbands, not careers
Professor Catherine Hakim, a sociologist at the London School of Economics, reveals a new study of female mate choice behavior once more feminist propaganda lies. In presenting the study finds strong words about feminism and equality.
Quote: «Women want rich husbands, not careers.»
- What a classic answer ..., Craigslist Meets WallStreet...Classic
- Paarungsverhalten in der Freien Markwirtschaft, Blog Zeitenwende
- Women 'want rich husbands, not careers': New survey claims drive for gender equality is a myth, Daily Mail on 4 January 2011