23 June 2005

What A Girl Wants

This conversation came up when I was with BioMan at Balaclava on the night that I just touched down in Singapore.

He was pouring his problems out to me. When it comes to guy talk, problems only come in 2 categories. Money and Women. Well, BioMan is a rich guy and it wasn't surprising to learn that it was a problem of the latter nature. I can tell you, this guy is cursed. He attracts everybody and everything to him like a super-charged electro-magnet on overdrive. From aunties to JC girls with the occasional Joe (!). Single, married, divorced, widowed, underage, colleague, client, supplier, you name it! Like a moth to an open flame. Like a girl-friday to a Mango sale. Like a chee-ko-pek to the naked blog. Like a kopi-soh to the Toto station... ok ok... you get the picture.

Before you guys start going bonkers with your imagination, he is a good husband, a good father, a good boyfriend friend to many. He was just getting exhausted from having to shoo the unwanted attraction away everyday.

So I asked what is the "thing" that got them all fluttering to him. While he said that he doesn't really know about the older (read: working already) ones, he was dead sure that the younger ones are attracted to the smell of money. Other advantages of nabbing an older guy is that he is more mature and knows how to treat the girlfriend better. However, the fundamental base of this older-guy-pyramid is that he is more financially stable i.e. able to cater to her material desires. Lose that base and everything above it just won't stand. So ultimately, it is still about money.

I couldn't believe what I heard but when he said it with such a dead-pan expression, I believed he was serious about his remark. Well, before every lady (and the occasional Joe) goes all up-in-arms over his statement, I would think that he didn't make that remark as a sweeping statement to all the girls. I believed, he was only refering to a small segment of the female population which incidentally is getting more and more prevalent these days.

"... They are in abundance and very easy to get one...." - Identity Withheld.

Sheena concurred with that theory when I asked her about this topic. She said that she sees a lot of them in NUS and that it is pretty much out in the open these days. She said that it is a win-win deal for both. The younger lass gets all the doting from the guy and the guy has a sweet young "trophy girlfriend" in return.

Bear in mind, that I offer no judgement if this is right or wrong as I feel that we should have the freedom to do what we want to do. I strongly opposed to judging a person based on the "social norms".

However, the burning question here is:

Has it been like that all these while or do I just happened to be the last one to find out?

Tell me.

P.S. Why Sheena keeps advertising me as her "sugar daddy". I'll never know. *groan*
P.P.S. Belle, don't you even think about it. grr......
P.P.P.S Somebody's mom actually warned my friend against me coz "married men only wants one thing". *face palm*

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1. barffie left...
Thursday, 23 June 2005 4:08 pm
There is no hope for the human race. Haha. It's kinda true, I've seen girls flock to a guy, no matter how old and ugly he is, as long as he is rich, anything goes. The poor, nice dudes can only watch.
2. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 23 June 2005 4:15 pm ::
barffie: Ok... so the score now is 1 and 0 (Agree vs Disagree).

I am sure this is not new coz I have friends, during my Uni days, who got involved with much older guys. One of the guys was even married!

Let me ask you this. Would you agree that there is a sudden surge in number of such cases i.e. is it starting to be a common thing these days?
3. Pam left...
Thursday, 23 June 2005 5:10 pm
not just an sg phenomenon.... it's all around... !i don't think there's a sudden surge, i think it's an increasing phenomenon tho. and we are probably more aware of it because we are 'richer', we are 'married' and we are the 'targets' (or spouses/friends of targets). you think?
4. aGentX left...
Thursday, 23 June 2005 5:12 pm ::
Wealth is an aphrodisiac to many people...i think it has been there for ages.... :)
5. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 23 June 2005 5:22 pm :: 
Pam: I think the "we are targets" is probably why all of a sudden, I start noticing these things.

Strangely, Kelly Wannabe always pop into my mind when writing this. Alas the lass has to be classified under my "older" category. Ouch.

aGentX: So have you been targeted lately? ;)
6. AKK left...
Thursday, 23 June 2005 8:55 pm
I think you've been hanging in the right crowd if you don't know about this phenomenon. It's a clue you can keep all the friends you have, eheheh.... My own friends and I are all poor like beggars...we say we like to dream of having a rich bf/gf, but seriously, the single rich ones, regardless of age, are mostly bratty becos they know they're rich...which leaves us going for the poor nice ones instead. it's a vicious economic cycle...we shall remain poor the rest of our lives...:)
7. JayWalk left...
Thursday, 23 June 2005 10:27 pm :: 
AKK: Rich is a subjective term lah... However, I find your blanket statement on all rich guys are bratty a bit disagreeable for I do know a lot of "rich guys" who are humble and very nice people. The BioMan in the blog is one fine example.

Have a bit more faith, ok?
8. Anna left...
Thursday, 23 June 2005 11:11 pm
I don't go specifically for guys with money and wealth, whether young or old. I also don't go for older men. Most of them are married...
9. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 June 2005 12:02 am ::
Anna: I think I better pull the brakes here before everybody starts concluding that all rich guys are bad and evil...

Some of them *ahem* are good people what??!! No?
10. Sheena left...
Friday, 24 June 2005 12:47 am
Honey, the answer is, you are the last one to find out. Girls have been attracted to the smell of money since they decided to choose only the strongest cavemen because the strong ones could hunt better for food! Same principle applies nowadays, just that civilisation has changed from hunting deer and elephants to making money.

And there's nothing wrong in you being my sugar daddy, damn, it's something I'm proud of! You think every girl want sugar daddy can have ah? Some more my sugar daddy got standard one ok (both looks and money)!

And you also win hor, you get a beautiful young thing like me on your arm each time we go out. See? It's beneficial for both parties!
11. aGentX left...
Friday, 24 June 2005 2:23 am ::
i'm not a suitable candidate for this...would rather think it because of my charm and nice hands than anything...heheh...
12. 9 left...
Friday, 24 June 2005 1:30 pm ::
let me win 10 mill toto...and i will find out the answer and tell u. :)
13. Akk left...
Friday, 24 June 2005 3:54 pm
haiyah....i just know i'd be slammed for being prejudiced...actually i am lah. must change...bad habit siah, but good to know you've got great frens! :)
14. JayWalk left...
Friday, 24 June 2005 6:18 pm ::
Sheena: Man... you sure buttering up hiong hiong for the iPod har... Help! Andy! Save me! Go buy her an iPod! Please!!

aGentX: So what you been doing with your charm and nice hands lately? ;)
Ah 9: Here's wishing you the bestest of luck so that you can faster hurry tell me your findings! :)

AKK: Not slamming you lah. Just asking for you to give chance to those who "accidentally" stumbled into the income bracket lah..
15. airhole left...
Sunday, 26 June 2005 1:20 pm
Not all rich guys are evil... but most guys in general are... so how?
point being, girls are evil as well...

boy i think i am going down with this statement.. haha
16. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 26 June 2005 9:17 pm :
airhole: You sure are setting yourself up for this one. ~LOL.

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