“I was disappointed with [how things played out], but I respect the power of the media. There were also stories about me being a gold digger. I’ve never dated anybody who didn’t have money. I was my own millionaire when I got married … Honey, I was digging for gold in high school; I’m past platinum now! [Laughs] I hope your mama told you to get with someone who can take care of himself so he can take care of you and what you’re bringing to the table. That should be the definition of digging.”
– LisaRaye McCoy spoke with Essence about the controversy that surrounded her divorce from the former premier of Turks & Caicos, Michael Misick, after he was caught cheating. Her statements, in the April issue, might seem sexist to some, but to me she’s saying that she always dated someone who could bring as much to the relationship as she was contributing (or who was worthy of her). Hopefully, everyone’s mother cautioned her or him against dating someone that wasn’t worthy of their time.
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Ladies, I’m wondering if you’ve been having the same problem as me … men just seem too eager to get hitched lately. Really it’s quite concerning. (For those who are unsure, this is sarcasm.) Well, luckily, a new website has come along to show all those marriage-ready men the folly of their ways. Just Don’t Wife Her promises to help guys avoid the old ball and chain by exposing gold diggers and cheaters, one at a time. Moral of the story: There are just sooo many “hoes” out there. Keep reading »
How’s this for a controversial book title? Smart Girls Marry Money: How Women Have Been Duped Into The Romantic Dream–And How They’re Paying For It. The book, written by Elizabeth Ford and Daniela Drake — two professionally successful women — argues against marrying only for love and urges women to think about their beau’s pocketbook before walking down the aisle. In the new issue of Marie Claire, the magazine sits down with a brief Q&A with the authors, who back up their argument with some statistical support — women still don’t make as much as men in the workplace and bear more of the burden of child-rearing at the same time. “The juggling act required to be a successful woman, to be a good mom and to be a careerist, makes you want to say, Screw it, I should’ve married for money,” says Ford.
All this has got to make you wonder what Ford and Drake’s marital statuses are — Drake is happily married to someone she married for love, while Ford says, “I married the love of my life when I was 26 years old. Now I’m a single mom and he’s engaged to a girl 15 years younger than me… The bitterness is there.” And I don’t blame her. Unfortunately, as I can attest from almost marrying someone for love (who also happened to HAVE money), there’s no way to prevent or take the burn out of being left brokenhearted. Keep reading »
There is something fascinating in seeing how the obscenely rich live. Who hasnâ€™t drooled over the mansions in Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous or obsessed about Tony Hawkâ€™s personal skate park on MTV Cribs? And now, with Bravoâ€™s The Millionaire Matchmaker, you get to see how they date. Or at least how they date on reality TV. The series premiered last week and Iâ€™m kind of hooked. Unlike Matched in Manhattan, thereâ€™s less take-away advice for the average viewer, because dating a millionaire is not like dating a normal man. Not everyone can date a millionaire, but the requirements arenâ€™t as stringent as you might think. You just canâ€™t be a gold digger, and you canâ€™t be ugly.
In the series premiere, third-generation matchmaker Patti Stanger introduces one of her millionaire clients to one of her rules: No sex until theyâ€™re in a committed, exclusive relationship. What would happen if everyone followed this rule (besides less STDs going around)? [BravoTV.com]
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Yeah, we know itâ€™s every guyâ€™s fantasy to have a harem of his own Ã la Hugh Hefnerâ€™s Girls Next Door, but we didn’t realize there were droves actually attempting to make it happen. For a little more than a thousand measly bucks (measly in millionaire termsâ€”I can barely pay my rent), rich guys can become certified sugar daddies on SeekingMillionaire.com. What a useful concept! Not only does it help guys find women who will put out for rich players, but it also makes the leeches feel safer since they know they canâ€™t be deceived by guys pretending theyâ€™re loaded: â€œMost online dating sites are full of men claiming to be millionaires in order to attract responses from beautiful women,â€ one sugar baby said. â€œWhen a certified sugar daddy contacts me, I know he is a real millionaire.â€ Wow. Job security for gold diggers. [SeekingMillionaire.com] Keep reading »