Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dating Events... Darwinian Model?

Well, to build on Viki's "chub finders", this article talks about all these "new" businesses that are cropping up to match people together. My favorite quote from one of the companies that introduce rich dudes to hot girls is, "I think through time, hot women and rich men have proven that they are attracted to each other," says Jeremy Abelson -- and yes, he's totally serious. (WHAT STRAIGHT GUY ISN'T ATTRACTED TO A HOT GIRL? Stupid comment). A bonus for us- the women who decided whether the girls were hot enough were Janis Spindel, the woman Bowman blogged about!

To test his theory, Abelson, 27, organized the first-ever Natural Selection Speed Date: Rich Guys & Hot Girls event, which took place February 7, in New York City.

"I thought this was a liberation for people. Like, you could stop holding it in and say, 'Okay, finally somebody's come out and said it,'" he says.

The name of the event was no joke. Men had to make over $200,000 annually if they were under 25 years old; 26- to 29-year-olds had to make $300,000; men 30 and up had to gross half a million.

More on how the Natural Selection speed date went: http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=2820318&page=1

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