Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Dating for Cash and Prizes

During my single days, I'd go on a first date with the occasional guy who seemed convinced that all women would take him for whatever he was worth.

And there was no second date. Paranoia's a serious turn-off.

But a couple of weeks ago, I came across an article in one of the New York papers that described how one woman Manhattan-dweller is dealing with the rising cost of living. Here's the quote that made my hair stand up on end:

"I've upped the dating," [she] says. "I tend to date chivalrous types who can take me out to nice places. It's helped me survive the recession."
Women like this exist, sure, but I'd die before I became one. I wouldn't want one for a friend, either.