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This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

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JP826
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Me!! All about ME!

This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

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.

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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

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.

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.

Posted 10/5/07 5:30 PM
 
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lvdolphins
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Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

They read this letter on The View yesterday.

Posted 10/5/07 5:32 PM
 

imthecindyofcindyandkevin
Four-nado

Member since 8/07

7972 total posts

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Cindy

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

And someone posted it the other day.

Gotta keep up, Janie!! Chat Icon

Posted 10/5/07 5:35 PM
 

XcalystaX
Sooo Sleep Deprived....

Member since 7/06

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Name:
S

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

OMG... Wow. Love the response though!

Posted 10/5/07 7:27 PM
 

SeptemberBride03
Love my Kiddos!

Member since 5/05

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Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

Thats very funny!

Posted 10/8/07 10:08 AM
 

TreAnt427
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Member since 8/06

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Tracy

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

Posted by XcalystaX

OMG... Wow. Love the response though!



Me too, that response it great! Chat Icon

Posted 10/8/07 10:13 AM
 

CroatianBride
Our Angel Ivanka Rose <3

Member since 7/07

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Tat

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

That;s awesome...what a dumb b*tch

Posted 10/8/07 10:28 AM
 

SweetTooth
I'm a tired mommy!

Member since 12/05

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Lauren

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

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O.M.G. She should look for old rich guys. Chat Icon

Posted 10/8/07 10:50 AM
 

DRMom
Two in Blue

Member since 5/05

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Name:
Melissa

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

Posted by imthecindyofcindyandkevin

And someone posted it the other day.

Gotta keep up, Janie!! Chat Icon



I didn't see it and I'm glad you posted it(again)

Posted 10/8/07 10:53 AM
 

LovingLife
Blessed

Member since 8/06

2818 total posts

Name:
Blessed

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

Posted by melijane

Posted by imthecindyofcindyandkevin

And someone posted it the other day.

Gotta keep up, Janie!! Chat Icon



I didn't see it and I'm glad you posted it(again)




me tooo....thanks

Posted 10/8/07 2:49 PM
 

rightasrain
LIF Zygote

Member since 7/10

34 total posts

Name:
Kelly Lynn

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

wow....just wow. well she got what she asked for!!

Posted 8/5/10 10:58 AM
 

jambalady
Is it summer yet?

Member since 8/06

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Holly

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

OMG, I work in finance, so that makes this even more spectacularly hysterical!!

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Posted 8/5/10 1:31 PM
 

annoyedTTCer
LIF Adult

Member since 4/09

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Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

I'm totally sending this too all my MBA classmate pals

Posted 8/5/10 2:16 PM
 

Kaitlyn747
LIF Toddler

Member since 6/10

399 total posts

Name:
Kaitlyn

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

If this is a serious post (or was)...

The girls problem *Is* she is superficial.

Most stupid armcandy stays for about 6 months at best .

Posted 8/5/10 2:36 PM
 

JessInCA
live laugh love

Member since 8/06

5082 total posts

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Jess

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

Wow, old post, but I'm glad it was bumped up again, I never saw it before. So many things wrong with that woman's post... so many things RIGHT with the guy's response! Chat Icon

Posted 8/5/10 3:29 PM
 

longislemom
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Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

OMG! wow, seriously Chat Icon Chat Icon
what a dope she is.

Posted 8/5/10 4:06 PM
 

NinaLemon
It's a boy!!!

Member since 10/07

6453 total posts

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Jeannine

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

LOL, that is hysterical!

Posted 8/5/10 7:55 PM
 

mirla122
Hot! Hot! Hot!

Member since 1/06

1732 total posts

Name:
Mirla

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

oh i didn't see this the first time. it was great!

Posted 8/9/10 10:50 AM
 

JoesWife628
Our family is complete :)

Member since 8/08

3934 total posts

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Me

Re: This was an ACTUAL Craigslist posting!! (Long but worth the read)

I didn't see it the first time but this is hysterical!!!!!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 8/9/10 11:07 AM
 
 

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