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Old 10-01-2009, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I know, I know. This sounds soooo stereotypical, but I'm pretty sure I have it pegged now. Most women I've met seem to have their brains wired to think that a man is not worthy unless he has significant purchasing power.
I'm a 23 year old male, just moved to Denver after college. Given the state of the economy, I'm not rollin' in a Beemer or sportin' $10k Rolexes. I don't dress in Armani and I don't eat out a lot. Yet, it seems that everytime I meet a girl, it's the same story. First, they put on a facade and act all genuine and unmaterialistic. They say things that make you think that they're down to earth and that they just want a man to treat them well. After a couple weeks, the truth starts to trickle out. They talk about how they want to find a man that can buy them a BMW, buy them a house, and take them across the world.

Before I get the "you need to meet different women" shpeel, let me tell you I've met them in bars, churches, classrooms, book stores, etc. Everywhere you can imagine. And it all boils down to one thing...finding a man who will be able to shower them with material goodies.

Am I way off base here?
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:32 PM
 
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Am I way off base here?
Slightly. People have wants, needs, and expectations, and those are all different things.

It is certainly possible for a woman to want a man who can buy her a BMW, and at the same time place a higher priority on other characteristics.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I know, I know. This sounds soooo stereotypical, but I'm pretty sure I have it pegged now. Most women I've met seem to have their brains wired to think that a man is not worthy unless he has significant purchasing power.
I'm a 23 year old male, just moved to Denver after college. Given the state of the economy, I'm not rollin' in a Beemer or sportin' $10k Rolexes. I don't dress in Armani and I don't eat out a lot. Yet, it seems that everytime I meet a girl, it's the same story. First, they put on a facade and act all genuine and unmaterialistic. They say things that make you think that they're down to earth and that they just want a man to treat them well. After a couple weeks, the truth starts to trickle out. They talk about how they want to find a man that can buy them a BMW, buy them a house, and take them across the world.

Before I get the "you need to meet different women" shpeel, let me tell you I've met them in bars, churches, classrooms, book stores, etc. Everywhere you can imagine. And it all boils down to one thing...finding a man who will be able to shower them with material goodies.

Am I way off base here?

I'm starting to wonder if we aren't all hunkering down into survival mode in this recession with record high unemployment and the housing crisis?
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:35 PM
 
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I know, I know. This sounds soooo stereotypical, but I'm pretty sure I have it pegged now. Most women I've met seem to have their brains wired to think that a man is not worthy unless he has significant purchasing power.
I'm a 23 year old male, just moved to Denver after college. Given the state of the economy, I'm not rollin' in a Beemer or sportin' $10k Rolexes. I don't dress in Armani and I don't eat out a lot. Yet, it seems that everytime I meet a girl, it's the same story. First, they put on a facade and act all genuine and unmaterialistic. They say things that make you think that they're down to earth and that they just want a man to treat them well. After a couple weeks, the truth starts to trickle out. They talk about how they want to find a man that can buy them a BMW, buy them a house, and take them across the world.

Before I get the "you need to meet different women" shpeel, let me tell you I've met them in bars, churches, classrooms, book stores, etc. Everywhere you can imagine. And it all boils down to one thing...finding a man who will be able to shower them with material goodies.

Am I way off base here?
Hi mcb1025,

Try a hot looking cashier. I have no problem with practical material goodies.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Slightly. People have wants, needs, and expectations, and those are all different things.

It is certainly possible for a woman to want a man who can buy her a BMW, and at the same time not just be concerned with his financial assets.
I guess my question to them then would be, if you have arms, legs, feet, and a mind to think for yourself, why don't you buy your own d*mn BMW?


Just sayin...
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:39 PM
 
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I guess my question to them then would be, if you have arms, legs, feet, and a mind to think for yourself, why don't you buy your own d*mn BMW?


Just sayin...

So ask them that, see how it goes for you. See how well your idea of gender roles fits with theirs.

I am not much older than you, I know the type you're talking about, that has always had money to spend, and has never had to worry about where it comes from. You think you're pulling from a wide variety of different backgrounds (bars, churches, etc.), but I am skeptical that you really are.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:40 PM
 
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I guess my question to them then would be, if you have arms, legs, feet, and a mind to think for yourself, why don't you buy your own d*mn BMW?


Just sayin...
They may be using their legs. Some men have a foot fetish in which case a women uses her feet to get a BMW.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Co. TN
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Only took you 23 yrs. come to the conclusion that every female in existance was born, lives and dies with no other concerned or goal than to get a mans money? The one with the most suff wins.
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Only took you 23 yrs. come to the conclusion that every female in existance was born, lives and dies with no other concerned or goal than to get a mans money? The one with the most suff wins.
You really think so, eh?
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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They may be using their legs. Some men have a foot fetish in which case a women uses her feet to get a BMW.
Well then, these women are simple minded. I don't think I'd want to be with a woman if that's all they care about.

Thank God for porn and Jergens.
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