Adventures In Gold Digging


For causes unbeknownst to me, Business Insider has revealed a bit a couple of younger lady in New York City who did one thing unethical, tempting and all-too-easy: she used the web relationship website Match.com to attain round $1,200 in free dinners paid for by dates.

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The nameless lady — who is just 23, by the best way — earns a $45,000 wage however “barely had enough money to pay for food.” She was paying nearly $1,500 a month in lease (which, for context, is twice as a lot as I pay) and spending $500 a month consuming out (which is simply insane). But as a substitute of transferring into a less expensive house or cooking at house, she determined so far her means by tasty dinners.

“Minerva McGonagall,” as Business Insider calls her, would rotate guys 5 nights per week. She additionally by no means went on greater than 5 dates with the identical dude, as a result of she didn’t need to lead any of them on. (Somehow, although, she ended up with a boyfriend on the finish of this.) All these dates paid for her drinks and meals — all of them, apparently, which implies chivalry is alive and kickin’. The roughly $1,200 in free meals she loved solely price her the $50 month-to-month Match.com subscription charge!

Now, that’s unethical by itself, however this story will get extra unethical: “Minerva”‘s two roommates got in on the gaming-a-guy-for-dinner act and the three of them soon started swapping dates. (Not that they told the guys that, of course.) They apparently swapped guys amongst themselves and never allowed a man to take them home, so dudes they had double-teamed wouldn’t understand they lived in the identical place.

Source: elitereaders

Unfortunately — or luckily, maybe? — Business Insider didn’t get into extra element in regards to the particular person dates, what lead “Minerva” to calm down along with her boyfriend, or whether or not she moved into a less expensive house/got a increase/gained the PowerBall. I might have preferred to have identified how this story ended.

But in the end I’m irritated on the lack of decision as a result of the story introduces us to a “gold digger” — which is already a crappy stereotype towards ladies, an at-times unfair one since males make the choice to behave chivalrously — however doesn’t give us every other perception into her life or decisions. Does she have deep-seeded points from childhood about needing to dwell a sure type of life-style? Is she only a crappy particular person? Why did she in the end got bored/exhausted with this gambit? Did she ever “do the reach” for her purse on any of these dates, or simply sit there immobile and await the man to pay the invoice ever time? Is her boyfriend one of these guys she scammed and does he know the way she operated? And — the query on everybody’s thoughts — did she have intercourse with any of these males? Zero particulars makes it straightforward for weblog commenters (and different bloggers) to tear this lady aside, calling her all the things from a con artist to a prostitute.

I don’t assume she is both, FWIW. I feel she’s only a younger, inexperienced lady who thought she was being intelligent and that this could “make a good story” sometime. And it did. But alongside the best way she grew to become an icky particular person, too.

[Business Insider]

Original by: Jessica Wakeman

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