Guy driving an expensive car.... what do u think?

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    Dec 08, 2012 5:33 PM GMT
    Assuming ur single...assuming ur a middle-income average/goodlooking dude...

    let's say u see a guy..... and notice he's driving a super expensive car. would this make u more or less likely to approach him?
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    Dec 08, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    My first impression would be that he is a goal oriented, driven, hard working achiever. Guys I've gotten to know who are very well off have - for the most part - proven to be great guys. I look for a guy's integrity and brains, humor and personality, and his consideration of others - - - how he treats those around him. If a guy has achieved success and gives back to his community in some way, then he can enjoy good real estate, art, furnishings, vacations and if he is into classic or sports cars - that would be fine with me.
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    Dec 08, 2012 6:09 PM GMT
    Import saidAssuming ur single...assuming ur a middle-income average/goodlooking dude...

    let's say u see a guy..... and notice he's driving a super expensive car. would this make u more or less likely to approach him?


    probably less inerested. the car alone wouldn't be a deal breaker but of the handful of super rich guys i know personally, and respect, none of them drive expensive cars. eg: president of a $400mil company drives a chevy tahoe and his wife drives a stock volvo x-counrty (a 2002 with 178k on it). my kind of people

    I think there's a personality type of ladder climbers who's wealth range isnt' that grand, that drive expensive cars because they're into conspicuous consumption and that's not the type i'm attracted to. an expensive car is a conceit of the insecure.

    i like stealthy wealth. and down to earth guys, rich or poor.
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    Dec 08, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    Definitely more likely to approach the CAR. I love cars! Often expensive = cool when dealing with cars. Much more so than when dealing with people.

    With respect to 'the dude', if he was hot and loved cars then 'hello'.

    Otherwise, please don't come between me and your beautiful car.
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    Dec 08, 2012 8:01 PM GMT
    Wouldn't effect my chances of approaching him either way. Then again, I almost never approach guys first.

    If anything, I would hope he has an equally as good job and home as his car. Nothing less attractive than putting forth this fascade of being rich when you are not.

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    Dec 08, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 said
    Nothing less attractive than putting forth this fascade of being rich when you are not.


    Actually there is: A guy who's obsessed with his job, house, car, material possessions, because he thinks thats how you measure life.
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    Dec 08, 2012 9:52 PM GMT
    I'd approach him and probe about what he does for a living. I'd make sure the car was actually his though.
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    Dec 08, 2012 11:25 PM GMT
    thadjock said
    jmusmc85 said
    Nothing less attractive than putting forth this fascade of being rich when you are not.


    Actually there is: A guy who's obsessed with his job, house, car, material possessions, because he thinks thats how you measure life.


    Meh.
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    Dec 08, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
    thadjock said
    jmusmc85 said
    Nothing less attractive than putting forth this fascade of being rich when you are not.


    Actually there is: A guy who's obsessed with his job, house, car, material possessions, because he thinks thats how you measure life.


    There's nothing wrong with being proud of what you have.
  • Kriss

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    Dec 09, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    Probably not,

    Most people around here like to flash things. There's a difference between having something and KNOWING you have something. People like to flaunt and cavort like they did something amazing yet you later find those that flash it have the worst personalities selfish and self absorbed.

    A car doesn't make the man the man makes the car. You can be in the most expensive equipment known to any living man but if you act like an asshole then all I see is doucebag with some money on wheels. That is never attractive.

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    Dec 09, 2012 4:29 AM GMT
    Nope not a car. Maybe a nice truck for sure.
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    What do I think? I think it's far too easy for people to get attracted to others, based on the amount of money they think the other might have. And maybe the car was only leased, or the owner was in hock up to his neck in car payments. I would never judge someone by the kind of car they drive, unless it's in bad repair and smoking badly. When I was in college and before I came out, I was dating a girl whose family had been one of the wealthiest in Chicago for several generations. Her father drove himself in a very old Chevrolet.
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:37 AM GMT
    most people who I know who drive expensive cars lease them or are asses...

    I love a guy who drives a jeep wrangler icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    I think they should give the money that they are lucky enough to have to charity
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:40 AM GMT
    I'd think it was hot that he has money. It's a plus in my book. xD
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:43 AM GMT
    It'd be difficult to judge a guy just because he drives a swanky, expensive car. It could be he appreciates a nice ride. As long as he's able to afford it and take care of it, what's the fuss? People tend to splurge on things that interest them or care about. Besides, it could also mean that he's a cheapskate in other areas. I have a friend who owns two swanky cars that he constantly takes out for a spin, yet he lives in a ghetto-ass house with 5 roommates and lives off ramen and peanut butter crackers, lol.

    Or, of course, he could be overcompensating for something he's lacking or just plain showing off icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:49 AM GMT
    The car would get my attention. But it wouldn't really affect my decision to approach him. I'd probably compliment him on his car and see where it goes from there.
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:54 AM GMT
    This feeds into gay stereotypes so much it hurts.
  • Coug24_wyo

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    Dec 09, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
    I don't think it changes anything as far as whether or not to approach him. If he looked TOO rich or as though money and extravagance was all that mattered it may actually hinder my desire to approach him as that is so far from my personal outlook that I would find it tough to identify with.
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    Dec 09, 2012 6:58 AM GMT
    "He needs that to get laid ?"
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    Dec 09, 2012 7:13 AM GMT
    Just because they can afford it, it doesnt mean they're all douchebag. They study hard, they work even harder to become successful. If they want to reward themselves with expensive cars or calfskin leather shoes then so be it.
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    Dec 09, 2012 7:15 AM GMT
    I would not approach that usually. I like a simple guy who walks to school, or takes the subway to work or something. If I was a broke, gold digging whore then I'd love a guy with a flashy car.
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    Dec 09, 2012 7:20 AM GMT
    BlueJeans90 saidJust because they can afford it, it doesnt mean they're all douchebag. They study hard, they work even harder to become successful. If they want to reward themselves with expensive cars or calfskin leather shoes then so be it.


    OR..... dad and mom do that for them. Or they do some borderline illegal stuff.
    Assuming someone seriousness and virtue out of how expensive a car they drive is a serious cognitive bias ;-)
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    Dec 09, 2012 7:27 AM GMT
    It doesn't matter, especially since I know so little about cars. My ex was very down to earth but very passionate about cars. After a few months, I discovered his car was like 50k. He just likes luxury vehicles, well, he likes luxury everything. But he can afford it, so no harm or foul.
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    Dec 09, 2012 7:30 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    BlueJeans90 saidJust because they can afford it, it doesnt mean they're all douchebag. They study hard, they work even harder to become successful. If they want to reward themselves with expensive cars or calfskin leather shoes then so be it.


    Flashing super expensive items in public is nothing more than showing off. It's douche-baggotry plain and simple.


    to each his own