“Apparently this is a true story coz I read about it in Fortune Magazine. A young and pretty lady posted this on a popular forum.”
Here’s the question from the girl:
I’m going to be honest of what I’m going to say here. I’m 25 this year. I’m very pretty, have style and good taste.
I wish to marry a guy with $500k annual salary or above. You might say that I’m greedy, but an annual salary of $1M is considered only as middle class in New York. My requirement is not high.
Is there anyone in this forum who has an income of $500k annual salary? Are you all married? I wanted to ask: what should I do to marry rich persons like you?
Among those I’ve dated, the richest is $250k annual income, and it seems that this is my upper limit. If someone is going to move into high cost residential area on the west of New York City Garden, $250k annual income is not enough.
I’m here humbly to ask a few questions:
(1) Where do most rich bachelors hang out? (Please list down the names and addresses of bars, restaurant, gym)
(2) Which age group should I target?
(3) Why most wives of the riches is only average-looking? I’ve met a few girls who doesn’t have looks and are not interesting, but they are able to marry rich guys.
(4) How do you decide who can be your wife, and who can only be your girlfriend? (my target now is to get married)
And here’s a reply from a Wall Street Financial guy:
Dear Ms. Pretty,
I have read your post with great interest.
Guess there are lots of girls out there who have similar questions like yours.
Please allow me to analyze your situation as a professional investor.
My annual income is more than $500k, which meets your requirement, so I hope everyone believes that I’m not wasting time here.
From the standpoint of a business person, it is a bad decision to marry you.
The answer is very simple, so let me explain. Put the details aside, what you’re trying to do is an exchange of “beauty” and “money”:
Person A provides beauty, and Person B pays for it, fair and square. However, there’s a deadly problem here: your beauty will fade, but my money will not be gone without any good reason. The fact is, my income might increase from year to year, but you can’t be prettier year after year. 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 worried 10 years later.
By the terms we use in Wall Street, every trading has a position, dating with you is also a “trading position”. If the trade value dropped we will sell it and it is not a good idea to keep it for long term same goes with the marriage that you wanted.
It might be cruel to say this, but in order to make a wiser decision any assets with great depreciation value will be sold or “leased”.
Anyone with over $500k annual income is not a fool; we would only date you, but will not marry you. 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.
Hope this reply helps. If you are interested in “leasing” services, do contact me.
Above is a forwarded e-mail that my friend sent to me, dunno where she got it, so I can’t put the credit, forgive me….
I find it hilarious and make sense for me.
What a life’s drama.
From day to day, am trying to find a true love but actually am only trying to find a true financing partner! One of my friend asking me about a potential guy, and I replied her that am no more interest with him, I just want to have some fun not a serious dating, I’ll get bored quickly if I decided to tied up with him, and she asked, “why you’ll get bored? Or you just trying to find a reason? I think, your doubt is only because he is financially not stable”… umh…. glek. She pointed correctly.
Anyway, currently… am on my right track as am eagerly to pursuing my own ‘$500K annual salary’. My career, even it still looks like a joke *gosh!* is a better option rather than chasing a guy, who still in my imagination. For me, my happy-love-life is yet to come, it will come when it comes… right?! Errrr… well, of course it would be much more better if while pursuing ‘$500K annual salary’ *hope above than that* I have a ‘leasing services’ agreement with a guy of $500K.
Life is to short to take everything seriously, we need a humor, but I tell you, this is not just a humor, I meant it