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I'm not saying you're a gold digger, but maybe you should be, say the authors of "Smart Girls Marry Money." According to co-writers Elizabeth Ford and Daniela Drake, blindly following your passion for that guy at the coffee shop without considering other factors first could leave you single and not so well-off later in life.
A study shows that men with much younger wives live longer. The study, which was based on the death rates of the entire population of Denmark between 1990 and 2005, says if a man's wife is 15-17 years his junior, his chances of dying are cut by 20 percent. Are cougars onto something?
A few websites exist that want to put gold diggers and sugar daddies together. One of those sites, SeekingArrangements.com, was featured in the New York Times over the weekend. Finally, technology is doing something that older, rich men used to have to do manually.
In my twenties, I dated a guy who was 12 years older than me. In my thirties, I went in the other direction, dating a dude 11 years my junior. (Don't you dare call me a cougar!) Although both ended rather badly, I feel like that while the gaping age difference didn't directly cause either relationship's demise, it certainly didn't help. Mostly because I wasn't very graceful about handling it. So, learn from my mistakes. Whichever way your May/December relationship skews, there are certain pitfalls you should do your best to avoid.
Mattel's famously ill-proportioned doll looks like a feminist role model next to an online game with growing popularity among young British and French girls where players create avatars that compete to be “the coolest, richest and most famous bimbo in the whole world." The game, Missbimbo.com works on a Sim City-like premise: enhance or die. In this case, players are given a naked avatar that must be fed sparingly, kept on a costly diet pill regimen and complete tasks like buying breast implants in order to earn virtual "mula" and increase popularity ranking -- measured in "bimbo attitudes." Bagging a "billionaire boyfriend" is the best and most desirable way for a Bimbo-tar to stay in the green.
Her relationship was complicated. But after graduating from the Ivy League she thought she had it all figured out. But sometimes even the most independent of women lose their identity when they marry a rich husband. And it's not just the financial inequality but all the free time can cause even the most down-to-earth gal morph into a trophy wife without even knowing it.