The deeper his pockets, the more shallow his standards.
I know, I know! I can already hear you. "Are you too fat to date a millionaire?...Did she really go there?
Now before you send a lynch mob after me, hear me out. Because if you are one of those gals that think you absolutely want to marry or begin dating a multi-millionaire, you might want to think again!
Before I became a matchmaker, I honestly had no idea what men were looking for in a woman. After all, just walk down the street in any busy city and take a look at the couples; they run the gamut. Young, old, short, tall, slim, plump, you name it. No rhyme or reason. Love happens and it is a beautiful thing.
Now, in my world, the world of millionaires and billionaires, well ... there is a double standard around love and money that exceeds anything I knew existed.
I mean take the example of the Hollywood stars. George Clooney, Leo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and the list goes on. These guys certainly aren't dating a plain Jane with a snaggletooth and a muffin top. Oh no, they are dating the most exquisite female creatures on the planet.
Why? BECAUSE THEY CAN!
In the 12 years that I've been playing Cupid, I've met hundreds of the worlds one percenters; multi-millionaires armed with nothing but their Black American Express card and a seriously over inflated ego.
My latest potential client (worth 100 million, by the way) invited me to a lovely brunch at an expensive Beverly Hills establishment. At 70 years of age, he was charming, fit, highly intelligent, well dressed and groomed—the perfect package in my mind for say, a classy woman of around 55-65.
He proceeded to fill me on the details of what type of lady he was seeking to spend the rest of his life with:
"I have NO problem what-so-ever relating to a twenty something gal. My last girlfriend was 23, and we got along just fine. Also, I really love the ultra thin, underweight look, like a Paris Hilton. And I love long legs, but of course proportionate to her body. Oh, and small to medium nipples."
I took a gulp of my spearmint lemonade and just about choked on my chia seed muffin. Managing a smile and a nod, I conveyed, "I totally get it!"
Another 51-year old gentleman responded in an email to a profile I sent to him of a fantastic 37-year old:
"Hi Marla, Try as I may to broaden my mind and open my heart to wonderful women for love that lasts a lifetime, I'm not ready to wrap myself around a woman Jenny's age. Tiffany, the woman whose picture I showed you, really wants to get married. She is 5'6," 105 lbs. and 26-years old. The main reason I'm collaborating with you is that she isn't very classy or seriously self-sustaining."
Mmmmmm Hmmmmmm ...
While not all ultra-wealthy men have a laser-beam focus on settling down with a barely post-pubescent twig of a girl, many do expect impossible standards be met by any woman they decide to "love".
So, ladies ... if a man worth millions is the dream you hold in your heart, I encourage you to think again. While the world of a multi-millionaire man sounds glamorous and beautiful, that beauty literally has a price and you are the one who must pay it.
So, when searching for love, give a guy with a solid but realistic income a chance. He's more likely to be a solid guy and have more realistic expectations of YOU.
For more stories about the world of matchmaking, check out my memoir, Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker.