DATE WEALTHY MEN??!?

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    Apr 12, 2010 12:42 AM GMT
    Ok, I'm probably opening Pandora's box with this but what's with this new add on RJ directing us to a site strictly for wealthy, attractive people (I won't mention the name)? Am I the only one who's put off by this?

    Look, there's nothing wrong with being either wealthy or attractive. I, myself, hope to be both at the same time, as often in my life as possible. But at a time when this economy has so many people struggling in ways they never imagined, do we need advertising that reminds some of us that some people think others are worth less simply because they have less or aren't as pretty?

    Ok, like Rachel Maddow says, somebody talk me down...
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    Apr 12, 2010 3:23 AM GMT
    hmmm, let's evaluate, young hot gay men will date wealthy men (old or otherwise) just as hot young women do with wealthy str8 men, it is a niche of society that will always exist.

    Money often equates to power, which lots of people find attractive, those with money/power often like trophies on their arms. I think it less a statement about "valuing" someone based on what they have, but moreso, a service that wealthy men seek out to find mates based on criteria they have set, in some cases the rich man will want another rich man, but not always. Let the pretty and young hook up with the wealthy, a lot of times it is what they both want.
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    Apr 12, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
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    Apr 12, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    If I had the opportunity to pick a twin to date, with one of them being quite wealthy and the other guy being lower-middle class, assuming all other things are equal, I'd date the less wealthy guy in a heartbeat.
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    Apr 12, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    One reason rich people seek to date other rich people is because some less wealthy people date them only because they are rich, especially online. It's a good option to have for those who are wealthy if they feel they need it.
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    Apr 12, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    Been there, done that. You get to eat out some amazing food and fun is had by all. But it doesn't have a fairy tale ending. Nothing to get huffed up about, though.
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    Apr 12, 2010 3:47 AM GMT
    Rune saidOne reason rich people seek to date other rich people is because some less wealthy people date them only because they are rich, especially online. It's a good option to have for those who are wealthy if they feel they need it.

    hmmm... I'm not sure that's the "point" of the site. Actually never thought of it that way! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Mazdaman_24

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    Apr 12, 2010 3:50 AM GMT
    I'd agree with the last post, if I were rich though i'd want to hide it. I'd get an average apartment and average car to find someone until i knew they really liked me not the money. In some ways its a curse. I'd bet half the guys on there aren't really wealthy anyways, just as the picless guys who say they are perfect, these things lie. I'd rather feel a bit honored, someone in some marketing dept thought you were wealthy and/or hot, thats why you got the ad. So congrats!
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    Apr 12, 2010 3:51 AM GMT
    Also... people that are rich/successful/"powerful" are not necessarily "happy". And frankly, they may want someone in their life that brings them to a totally other place in their head - outside of their financial responsibilities and routine social lives, etc. I see nothing wrong with someone of great means taking care of someone less-so that might make them happy or inspire them on levels they've not found in a similarly well-off partner. People are people, and chemistry can be more important than "equal status".
  • Iluros

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    Apr 12, 2010 3:52 AM GMT
    Rune saidOne reason rich people seek to date other rich people is because some less wealthy people date them only because they are rich, especially online. It's a good option to have for those who are wealthy if they feel they need it.


    Wait, that doesn't make sense.

    If some poor people are only interested in you for your wealth, you should only date other wealthy people? Why is it okay for wealthy people to only be interested in other wealthy people, but not for poor people, in effect, to go by the same standard?

    Especially when you have a whole dating site dedicated to entire purpose of hooking up wealthy people it seems to suggest that it caters to people who are only interested in you for your wealth, they just happen to also have wealth.

    The real reason might in fact be elitism. icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 12, 2010 3:54 AM GMT
    Iluros said
    Rune saidOne reason rich people seek to date other rich people is because some less wealthy people date them only because they are rich, especially online. It's a good option to have for those who are wealthy if they feel they need it.


    Wait, that doesn't make sense.

    If some poor people are only interested in you for your wealth, you should only date other wealthy people? Why is it okay for wealthy people to only be interested in other wealthy people, but not for poor people, in effect, to go by the same standard?
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    Because poor people date wealthy people so they can buy them things. Wealthy people date other wealthy people because neither have anything to gain financially from the other, in addition to coming from similar background in terms of financial comfort and or facilitations.
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    Apr 12, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    Oh Geez.........wealthy men......

    Wealthy men have gotten a bad rap..........

    All of the men I date are wealtheir than me.

    I don't expect anything and never had a sugar daddy.

    But its not so strange for a wealthy man to want to share .......with the right guy. Not all wealthy men use their wealth as a control or power thing........And my experience with wealthy men is that they aren't all paranoid about less wealthy guys (like me) becasue I'm not a user.

    There is such a thing as accepting gifts or things gracefully if the guy offering it has integrity. Even I am happy when I offer things to somebody and they are comfortable enough to accept it.



    I'm an old man........but still I have wealthy men who want to give me things and pay for everything. But I could never accept anything from anybody if I didn't like them or trust them.
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    Man....I have stories.........
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    Apr 12, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
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    Rune saidOne reason rich people seek to date other rich people is because some less wealthy people date them only because they are rich, especially online. It's a good option to have for those who are wealthy if they feel they need it.


    Wait, that doesn't make sense.

    If some poor people are only interested in you for your wealth, you should only date other wealthy people? Why is it okay for wealthy people to only be interested in other wealthy people, but not for poor people, in effect, to go by the same standard?

    Especially when you have a whole dating site dedicated to entire purpose of hooking up wealthy people it seems to suggest that it caters to people who are only interested in you for your wealth, they just happen to also have wealth.

    The real reason might in fact be elitism. icon_wink.gif


    Well another wealthy person won't be interested in you for your wealth because he already has wealth. It's a non-issue. You don't have something they want, money-wise. I'm not sure about that site's details since I am in fact not wealthy, but you've heard about the concept of the gold-digger no? Dating other wealthy people would eliminate that.
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    Apr 12, 2010 3:58 AM GMT
    wealthy people don't have online profiles. they meet guys at country clubs, art gala and fund raisers. prep school fags are a dime a dozen!
  • jgymnast733

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    Apr 12, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    Been there done that,
    Dating rich people is over-rated, did that scene years ago because i thought it would be nice but at the end of the day [after purchasing everything in sight of course] i realized how bored i was with him...
    If the chemistry isnt right with someone[ rich or poor ] money wont make it right.... but i understand what your saying.....
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    Apr 12, 2010 4:00 AM GMT
    ANDCB saidwealthy people don't have online profiles. they meet guys at country clubs, art gala and fund raisers.


    You'd think so, but it doesn't work that way. Many do indeed have online profiles and met guys like that.
  • Iluros

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    Apr 12, 2010 4:04 AM GMT
    Rune said
    Iluros said
    Rune saidOne reason rich people seek to date other rich people is because some less wealthy people date them only because they are rich, especially online. It's a good option to have for those who are wealthy if they feel they need it.


    Wait, that doesn't make sense.

    If some poor people are only interested in you for your wealth, you should only date other wealthy people? Why is it okay for wealthy people to only be interested in other wealthy people, but not for poor people, in effect, to go by the same standard?

    Especially when you have a whole dating site dedicated to entire purpose of hooking up wealthy people it seems to suggest that it caters to people who are only interested in you for your wealth, they just happen to also have wealth.

    The real reason might in fact be elitism. icon_wink.gif


    Well another wealthy person won't be interested in you for your wealth because he already has wealth. It's a non-issue. You don't have something they want, money-wise. I'm not sure about that site's details since I am in fact not wealthy, but you've heard about the concept of the gold-digger no? Dating other wealthy people would eliminate that.


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    Because poor people date wealthy people so they can buy them things. Wealthy people date other wealthy people because neither have anything to gain financially from the other, in addition to coming from similar background in terms of financial comfort and or facilitations.


    Ok, sure. I thought the initial post was making a point about the principle of it.

    Is it really so hard to tell people 'no' and expect them to be responsible for their own costs, though?
  • BIG_N_TALL

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    Apr 12, 2010 7:06 AM GMT
    GFORCE saidOk, I'm probably opening Pandora's box with this but what's with this new add on RJ directing us to a site strictly for wealthy, attractive people (I won't mention the name)? Am I the only one who's put off by this?

    Look, there's nothing wrong with being either wealthy or attractive. I, myself, hope to be both at the same time, as often in my life as possible. But at a time when this economy has so many people struggling in ways they never imagined, do we need advertising that reminds some of us that some people think others are worth less simply because they have less or aren't as pretty?

    Ok, like Rachel Maddow says, somebody talk me down...



    Yeah, I saw that "ad" you are speaking of... and I wasn't impressed. I would not even bother to go to that site because I have this dreadful feeling I'll end up with some snotty, self-absorbed man... more interested in his bank account than me. I use to say in college that I would like to "marry money." It seemed nice at the time, but now I would rather be the boyfriend (husband???) of a sentimental, loving, financially less endowed man, than be unhappy with a "wealthy man." I may end up spending more time with Benjamin Franklin than my "man."
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    Apr 12, 2010 7:37 AM GMT
    The problem i have with a site like that, not that i looked around too much, is what defines wealthy?>

    a family income of 80k is wealthy if you live in the country or a small town, while in a big city, is wealthy 200k? 500? a mil?

    And the other problem is that wealthy is not the same thing as rich. And nothing is worse than Nouveau riche yuppies lol.
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    Apr 12, 2010 7:48 AM GMT
    No big deal to me neither...
  • GQjock

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    Apr 12, 2010 10:14 AM GMT
    Hmm ... me thinks there might be some fee that's involved to be "introduced" to these wealthy men icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 12, 2010 11:22 AM GMT
    RYAN_SC said I would rather be the boyfriend (husband???) of a sentimental, loving, financially less endowed man, than be unhappy with a "wealthy man."


    You're assuming that dating a wealthy guy would necessarily make you unhappy. But why would that have to be be true?
    "It's just as easy to love a rich man as a poor one." -- Lorelei Lee, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
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    Apr 12, 2010 11:32 AM GMT
    Rich or Poor, they are no different, simply depends on the mindset of those involved.
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    Apr 12, 2010 2:48 PM GMT
    RYAN_SC said but now I would rather be the boyfriend (husband???) of a sentimental, loving, financially less endowed man, than be unhappy with a "wealthy man." I may end up spending more time with Benjamin Franklin than my "man."



    Most people will agree with you.

    But even more people would probably prefer to be the boyfriend (husband) of a sentimental, loving, financially more endowed man. It does make life easier and happier.

    There are certainly many people stuck in a relationship with someone who has no sentimentality, no love...and no money.
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    Apr 12, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
    Honestly, I was afraid to click it because the idea was so silly to me I thought the site was full of viruses.