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More open and admired gold digging
Money: Top Stories
Want to marry a millionaire?
By Kate Perry April 24, 2008 12:22pm
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THE internet is making it easier for hot young things to hook up with wealthy older men, and thousands of Australian women are signing up for a shot.
Lindsay Lewis founded Millionairedating.com.au six months ago and says there’s been a steady stream of Australian women looking for a wealthy Mr Right – either as a short term sugar daddy or a long term partner.
After trawling the net and weeding out the dodgier sites Ms Lewis has put together a portal through to six millionaire dating websites. With names like sugardaddies.com and seekingmillionaire.com, the sites offer to match “those with beauty with those with wealth”.
On some of the featured sites it’s compulsory for men to verify their claims of riches – via pay slips or income tax forms – and on others it’s voluntary. Once they’ve been accredited as bona fide rich man they’re ripe for the picking.
"It's a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife,” Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice. Good time vs long time
Ms Lewis said thousands of people – mainly women – visit her website. Women seem to look for different things depending on their age, with younger women tending to click through to sugar daddy sites and women aged 30 and above looking for successful executives with a view to forming long term relationships.
“Successful career women go online to find successful career man – someone their equal,” she says.
Another Australian business catering to women looking for a successful partner is Millionairematchmaker.com.au. The website is part of a personalised dating service, run by Nikki Wells, who says she is only interested in helping to create serious relationships, not finding wealthy husbands for good looking women.
Ms Wells says despite the company’s name Millionaire Matchmaker doesn’t cater exclusively for millionaires.
“However our branding attracts the market that we’re after and that is people with certain core traits – they are driven, ambitious, passionate. Generally that equals success and with success often comes financial security as well.”
Membership fees also weed out cash-strapped suitors. Basic registration starts at $165, while the entry level introduction service costs upwards of $1500. Success fees are also payable, with a newly engaged couple recently handing over $50,000.
The full dating service includes a minimum number of introductions and a range of services including grooming, wardrobe consultations and hair and make-up makeovers.
Time is money
Ms Wells says time is a factor for wealthy successful people, who don’t want to trawl through a bunch of people to find someone they want to date.
“They pass on to us to screen out the people they wouldn’t want to date and screen in the people they would like to date,” Ms Wells says.
There’s also a level of discretion for high-profile Australians who want to look for love away from public eye.
“We have clients on our books who are the best business people in the country and are regularly in the news, we have sporting personalities, we have media identities.”
Love and money
Money is one of the top three stress factors in a relationship, says Anne Hollonds of Relationships Australia.
Having plenty of money throws up a different set of pressure than not having enough money.
Ms Hollonds says it can cause arguments about how to spend the money, or how much time the main breadwinner is spending at work.
Money can also be used as a way to control a relationship.
"Where there are huge difference in the levels of wealth between partners, money can come to symbolise power and control in a very destructive way," Ms Hollonds says.
She says its important for couples to talk through money issues and work out how it might affect their relationship.
I don’t want your money, honey
Most Australians say they would rather follow their hearts than their purse strings when it comes to romance, according to research commissioned by HSBC Bank for Valentine’s Day this year.
Ninety per cent of Aussies said they put love and happiness ahead of financial stability in long term relationships. The survey showed that most people expected to look after themselves financially rather than hold out for a rich Prince (or Princess) Charming.I hate pink ribbons
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Re: More open and admired gold digging
I dated a millionairess once. A very intelligent one too. Not bad looking.
Frightening control freak.
My steed refused point blank to be stabled at her mansion.
Cum dilectione hominum et odio vitiorum
Love the Sinner but not the Sin.
“ For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. “
(and within ourselves)
(Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
A Feminist is a human being who has lost her way and turned vicious.
If you meet one on the road as you Go your Own Way,
offer kindness but keep your sword drawn.
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The most offensive thing you can do to a feminist is treat her with FULL equality.Wife : "I dreamt they were auctioning off dicks. The big ones went for ten dollars and the thick ones went for twenty dollars."
Husband : "How about the ones like mine?"
Wife : "Those they gave away."
Husband : "I had a dream too...I dreamt they were auctioning off pussy. The pretty ones went for a thousand dollars, and the little tight ones went for two thousand."
Wife : "And how much for the ones like mine?"
Husband : "That's where they held the auction."
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