Skip to comments.He Said, She Said: Dating Habits of Silicon Valley Millionaires
Posted on 12/10/2013 1:40:36 PM PST by nickcarraway
Have no shame, gold diggers! Eligible millionaires in Silicon Valley love you just the way you are.
A recent study from MillionaireMatch.com found that millionaire men in Silicon Valley, 82.6 percent to be exact, are most likely to seek out non-millionaire women. And get this, only 16.2 percent would insist on a prenuptial agreement.
Millionaire women, however, are quite the opposite and 86.7 percent of them prefer to date other millionaires. And 92.4 percent insist on the union between prenups and dry ink.
According to the study, a random sample of 524 millionaires in the area, there's plenty of "new money" to be found in Silicon Valley between the ages of 29 and 40.
Darren Shuster, marketing manager for Matchamaker.com, has a theory: wealthy men "want to share their wealth with the less fortunate."
Apparently to marry a non-millionaire means to be charitable. The more popular responses from men polled had to do with dating "somebody who appreciates things" and not dating "bossy, middle-aged women who can take care of themselves."
In the on-going battle of the sexists, that's one point for the fellas.
For women it's a matter of "not carrying the whole financial burden," according to a female member worth $100 million. (What financial burden is she referring to when one member of the couple is worth $100 million?) Must be tough when one decides love does cost a thing.
Unfortunately prenups are a necessity in today’s world. You have no idea if someone’s personality is going to change and they’ve been playing you all that time, to then become a person that’s unliveable with, just to get half your stuff.
I think it’s protection against it and if you never have to use it, count yourself lucky and thank God for a truly good spouse.
Millionaire men are more trusting than millionaire women. I suspect the reason is that millionaire women tend to project their negative traits onto others.
Another data point for the massive amount of evidence Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit collects regarding women practicing hypergamy.
"C'mon C'mon love me for the money. C'mon C'mon listen to the money talk!"
As a become financially very successful, I was suddenly sexy.
Women value money more than most things.
Was married to a millionaire lady, I needed a prenup to protect me and her from her kids. You don’t know this stuff till it’s to late. Never will I marry any woman with kids no how old the kids are they are her chillrun.
Not my world, hopefully not my children's.
This article reminds me of the Baroness’ line from The Sound of Music (movie). “I must have a man who needs me, or at least needs my money.”
Many of these Silicon geeks could not get a date without money. I think there was a study done in some women’s magazine that ranked the “sexiness” of men and their professions. The military and construction workers were high on the list. Accountants and computer programmers were on the bottom. No doubt money changes that perception for many women.
Men go for looks, women for resources/accomplishments.
Makes a lot of sense in that hypogamy puts women in the uncomfortable situation whereby the greater their success, the more diminishing it somehow is or feels to a husband of lesser success.
Let alone, of course, women’s relative need for a provider spouse if she’s going to raise children.
The high interest in prenups from female millionaires is interesting, and IMO could be explained by small sample size and/or their planning to mate with rich men, who presumably would have a mutual interest in such an arrangement.
Money is a major factor in sexiness, for women, at least.
A few thoughts:
1. Men don’t care how much money a woman has but only how hot she looks, and most women that are millionaires are not that hot.
2. Prenuptials are not worth the paper they are printed on, if you’re a man the family courts will financially rape you no matter what legal hoops you’ve jumped through to protect yourself. Still worth a try but don’t count on it working.
3. Most of these Silicon Valley Millionaires are nerds that made it big (like the CEO of Facebook) and have no real experience with women and so will most likely get taken to the cleaners by the gold diggers trolling for them.
4. For women status matters so no surprise that they do not want to “marry down” no matter how hot the guy is. For these women a life with many cats is in thier future.
And I beleive my wife is getting a nice raise starting next year . . .
Let’s face it. Women who have the drive to become millionaire’s, for the most part, are unnattractive. They know what is going on.
I think that is especially true of older woman.
Many younger women still have this “bad boy” phase they have to go through. Many of these bad boys have little to no money at all.
As I taught my kids... Marry someone for money and you’ll earn every penny.
I’m wondering if some of these millionaire ladies inherited their money and don’t feel they could make more. However, I think in a divorce inherited money is not counted.
Good grief. Hot would be one of the last things I'd look for.
+1 to point 1 - “Arm candy” and “trophy wives” come to mind.
Lulz for point 4 and the many cats in their future.
Hmmm, “...more trusting...” is probably the most charitable of all possible theories.
“Men go for looks, women for resources/accomplishments.”
And can you think of a smarter biological strategy?
“Marry someone for money and youll earn every penny.”
In the modern world, men would probably be better off going for accomplishments as well—more fit genes for their offspring to compete in the modern world.
Yeah it’s almost like prostitution.
In Las Vegas, it’s the older guy with his niece.
In Palm Springs, it’s the older lady with her nephew....
When asked if golf was a good way to get rich, Lee Trevino famously replied: “I don’t know. Ask my ex-wives.”
It’s funny you know. I have several wealthy friends who use Millionaire and J-Date. The men’s motivation and women’s are completely different.
The men, for the most part, are dating for fun and if a relationship develops si be it.
They are, however, leery of any woman who would join these sites for rather obvious reasons.
The women, on the other hand, use these sites in hopes of landing a lifetime supply of someone they can manipulate and provide a lifestyle they are accustomed to or desire to achieve by merely being married
In fact, I have two friends who are living in hell as the wenches have oiled themselves.
I think one recently started a broom factory.
Now, I ask you : “What is the difference between those women and Heidi Fleiss employees?
Or it could be the female tendency to view finances as "what's mine is mine, and what's yours is ours".
What, you mean men only interested in women for their looks?
If I were ever to marry you can be sure I’d have a pre-nut.
You have idea of the medications they currently take will be effective in suppressing their desire to go full “Happy Mode”.
There are points when you might consider the advantages of leasing.
“Many younger women still have this bad boy phase they have to go through. Many of these bad boys have little to no money at all.”
I know of several women in their 30’s who married working class rock musician types who were 15-20 years older. The woman is the bread winner and the marriages seem to be fine and have been for several years.
That’s sumb Azz !! Right there...
“Millionaire men are more trusting than millionaire women. I suspect the reason is that millionaire women tend to project their negative traits onto others.”
My ex MIL is the type who sends restaurant food back every time with one complaint or another and complains about any service industry person who is unfortunate to cross her path. I’d had to think of the Japanese sci-fi radiation mutant she’d become if she came into wealth.
“I’ve got my own money,
....................I wanna spend yours”
That should read “Full on Harpy Mode”
I was going to ping you to this thread...
You can always find success stories. Those are good to hear.
My take on musicians, in general, they are fun people to be around, but are usually not very stable. Lots of ups and downs and drama. I know a guy who would never get a date if he could not play a guitar as well as does. The guitar is his social ice-breaker. Whatever works, more power to him.
Anyone who’s ever been broke and then come into money will tell you that - suddenly - he’s extremely popular with the ladies.
Like it or not, money attracts women like flies to roadkill in July.
for those with a lot of wealth and assets they are.
In Palm Springs, its the older guy with his nephew... :)
What is the difference between those men and johns?
Accountants and computer programmers were on the bottom. No doubt money changes that perception for many women.
Really? I always loved and dated accountants, and all the MiS guys. They were all so stable and logical.
My ex MIL is the type who sends restaurant food back every time with one complaint or another and complains about any service industry person who is unfortunate to cross her path. Id had to think of the Japanese sci-fi radiation mutant shed become if she came into wealth.
How sad. People with substantial wealth and used to it are usually self effacing and polite.
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