The song goes ' who wants to be a millionaire I don't', but in reality, I think most of us do. I have a good friend of mine who is a self made millionaire, a rags to riches kind of story, and I asked him one day what if felt like having all that money. His reply astonished me. He said the great thing about having lost of cash was not so he could go shopping and buy more or less whatever he wanted when he wanted, but waking up every day not having to worry about money. I'd never thought of it like that but it kind of makes sense when you think about it.
I mean, I bet a day doesn't go by when I question how in the heck I'm going to pay this month's electric bill, or get the kids their new uniforms before the new term, decorate the house, change the car and so on and so forth. I'm sure you know what I mean. To never have those everyday expenses occupying your mind 24/7 must be a wonderful feeling. It's little surprise then that it's the dream of many to marry a millionaire.
Just imagine being released from the bondage of financial burden forever. I bet there's one heck of a lot more woman get to marry a millionaire than there are men. I remember being at a comedians night once in the West end of London. There was this comic who had the spotlight pointed at a gorgeous blond girl who was sitting next to a podgy middle aged man with a heavily receding hairline.
He was joking about how it was impossible his looks played a part in bringing them together and just wondered if the bloke had a bob or two? The girl replied, "He's my husband. He's a lovely man and we simply fell in love despite the age difference". It did actually turn out that this tasty teen had got to marry a millionaire, which had the audience in hysterics as the joker targeted them into his act about gold diggers. But mockery aside, is there really anything wrong with wanting to marry a millionaire for the sake of money? In Asian countries they look at financial security as a top priority when looking for a partner, and liking or loving someone takes second position to wealth.
Obviously, everyone wants to have love, plus emotional, and financial security in their lives, but it's not always possible to get all 3. My millionaire friend told me that it's not just the money alone that attracts woman to wealthy men. He said they are also impressed with success. Being ambitious, entrepreneurial, and self supporting are very attractive qualities in anyone and woman are drawn to this in a man. He then added that men, on the other hand, appear afraid or threatened by the same qualities in a woman.
There's also this thing about the more you have the more you have to lose. Any fool can inherit money, but keeping hold of it, or successfully reinvesting it to make more of the same, is a completely different ball game. Therefore, anyone who wants to marry a millionaire might want to know if this is old money or new money, inherited, or earned as it could all end in tears. I'm no millionaire and I doubt that I'll ever mix in circles where I get to meet a millionairess that's interested in me, but I have begun a new career as a net entrepreneur with online stores that are growing from strength to strength. Interesting too, is that when I get talking to woman and that inevitable question comes up which is 'What do you do for a living', I have found that they appear far more interested in me now than when I used to answer with, "Oh, I work on an IT support desk". I actually earned more on the support desk, but my get-up-and-go attitude seems to impress the ladies more nonetheless.
However, I'm also a single Dad, and even if I was a millionaire, it's not the kind of baggage a single woman usually wants to take on. Call me old fashioned, but I think folks should still marry for love over money and live off fresh air if they have to, but there will always be those that seek to marry a millionaire for money alone.
Gary Tooth is a proficient writer for Dates Allowed dot com where he has articles on the Free Online Dating Agency and Speed Dating. He also has other 'Dating' related pieces on the site.