Marrying For Money

Last Friday one of my colleagues told me he was going to attend his cousin’s (female) wedding. She was marrying a guy who is apparently much older than her just because he’s rich.

After I got over my initial shock of how matter-of-fact he was about it, I asked him if it bothered him that his cousin was marrying a guy she didn’t love for his money, but it didn’t. I decided to do an office poll and the result wasn’t good with me being the only person who thought it was bad. Then I had the self-doubt phase, “Am I being too judgmental?”.

I never considered myself a romantic soul but now I’m reconsidering. Compared to this – I’m… someone really, really, REALLY romantic.

4 Comments so far

  1. Melissa (unregistered) on January 20th, 2005 @ 11:03 pm

    So you just became the office super-romantic. Congrads!

    I am not surprised by your poll results. My best friend sees marriage as a life style choice and has no qualms against an arranged marriage or not-for-love marriage. Her family is from Calcutta and she is only first gen Canadian.

    Then again she is also head-over-heels with her boyfriend (aka my younger brother – he has been trying to date one of my friends for years).

  2. him (unregistered) on January 21st, 2005 @ 11:10 am

    At least they are honest. So many western women are money grabbing witches that say they arn’t… but then only date men who “fill their requirements” – requirements which, often, include cars, disposable income and suchlike.

  3. Ben Harris (unregistered) on January 21st, 2005 @ 2:11 pm

    That’s a good point. I much prefer the honesty side of things.

  4. Cog (unregistered) on January 22nd, 2005 @ 1:03 am

    Romance is for poofs. Errr…nevermind. ;-)
    I say we club our potential mates; it removes any pretenses.

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