The fantasy of a fabulously wealthy person falling head-over-heels in love with you and whisking you off to a new life free of financial burdens has its obvious appeals.
But in reality, like most things, it’s a hell of a lot more complicated than that.
Setting aside the crushing defeatism that comes with choosing an overflowing bank account over an overflowing soul, there are a million little details that might make this dream of luxury start to sound like a golden prison.
Yet there will always be someone out there willing to sign on the dotted line for all the wrong reasons.
Take, for instance, this self-professed straight 24-year-old who recently took to Reddit to answer questions about his planned marriage to a wealthy 51-year-old man. “I’m in it for the money,” he wrote, “and he knows that. I have no interest in a relationship with a woman, so I figure why not.”
Yikes. Where to begin?
Do you have sex with each other?
Yes, we have sex.
Do you engage in one night stands with women?
Yeah, I can still hook up with women just so long as I don’t bring any home with me. So either at their place or a hotel or something.
What’s the point of getting married without a romantic connection?
You’d have to ask him I guess, since I’d ask what’s the point of a romantic connection in the first place. FWIW I kind of fake one for him, although he knows I’m faking.
Are you the top or bottom?
Usually I bottom but sometimes he wants me to fuck him.
The original poster says his sugar daddy is worth upwards of $11 million, and that he’ll be the sole inheritor.
But many point out that 51 isn’t exactly old, and what happens when they break up twenty years from now and he’s left penniless, some of the best years of his life signed away on an iffy-at-best bet to get rich?
One curious mind covered all the bases:
Do you swallow? Would he be considered handsome by other gay guys his age? Do you worry that you may get too old for him and he’ll divorce you for a newer model?
Also, are you ok fucking a guy and being married for the next 40 years of your life (in the case he lives to 90) for the final payout?
Yeah, I swallow if he finishes in my mouth. I’d guess he looks alright for his age but I don’t think most younger gay dudes would be throwing themselves at him (although who knows, the younger-older thing seems to be kind of a thing for gay dudes). He actually seems to be more about the “relationship” than just having sex with younger dude so I’m not too worried about that.
Yeah, I’m pretty okay with it. Plus I don’t have to work now and I can afford to buy whatever I want (or rather he can afford to buy whatever I want).
Another commenter shared a similar experience, making us wonder how often people are getting Anna-Nicole’d out there.
Seeing as the decision-making part of the brain doesn’t fully develop until age 25, we expect this story won’t conclude exactly like this young man hopes it will.