Originally Posted by Runco
In fairness I said many, not all women. And yes, many women do look to improve their lot when they hook up with a man. That is not doing women a disservice. The same is true of men. Why would people bother with relationships or marriage (or even casual sex) if they are not going to be better off/get something out of it?
Ummm.... for starters, everyone can't be doing that cos only one half of a relationship can 'improve' themselves financially! And if it were true, very few people would ever get together!
I don't know of anyone who knowingly enters into an arrangement knowing they are going to be worse off!
Don't you? That's sad. I know of many.
There is nothing wrong with stripping but not every stripper does that job because they want to. Some do it because they have no choice and given the opportunity, they would jump at the chance to be doing something else. Putting Meaty's luck with these women down to confidence (and everything that stems from that) might be more palatable to you but to imagine that some people out there are not self-serving or to rule it out completely as a possibility is not living in the real world or accepting reality! Some people have a more developed sense of helping themselves and that is fine. There is nothing wrong with being self-serving. It is what makes humans survivors.
It's not 'more palatable' it just makes more sense and is more likely than your' self-serving' theory, in my opinion. Though to be fair you have gone from 'many' women to some.... which is more palatable.
I'm not saying it's not out there, of course there are those that are gold diggers... I just don't believe it's as prevalent as you seem to make out.
Perhaps it is in your circle. I don't know. I just suggest that you shouldn't paint all females with the same brush and be a little open minded here and accept there are many who don't.