The fantasy of a wealthy person falling head-over-heels in love with you and whisking you off to a new life free of financial burdens obviously has its appeals.
But in reality, like most things, it’s a lot more complicated than that.
Setting aside the crushing defeatism that comes with choosing an overflowing bank account over an overflowing soul, there are a million little details that might make this dream of luxury start to sound like a golden prison.
Yet there will always be someone out there willing to sign on the dotted line for all the wrong reasons.
Take, for instance, this self-professed straight 24-year-old who recently took to Reddit to answer questions about his planned marriage to a wealthy 51-year-old man. “I’m in it for the money,” he wrote, “and he knows that. I have no interest in a relationship with a woman, so I figure why not.”
The thread continues:
Do you have sex with each other?
Yes, we have sex.
Do you engage in one night stands with women?
Yeah, I can still hook up with women just so long as I don’t bring any home with me. So either at their place or a hotel or something.
What’s the point of getting married without a romantic connection?
You’d have to ask him I guess, since I’d ask what’s the point of a romantic connection in the first place. FWIW I kind of fake one for him, although he knows I’m faking.
Are you the top or bottom?
Usually I bottom but sometimes he wants me to f*ck him.
The original poster says his sugar daddy is worth upwards of $11 million, and that he’ll be the sole inheritor.
But many point out that 51 isn’t exactly old, and what happens when they break up twenty years from now and he’s left penniless, some of the best years of his life signed away on an iffy-at-best bet to get rich?
One curious mind covered all the bases: