Social Effects Of The Bubble – “I happened to go onto the dating site, Plenty of Fish, and saw a profile of a beautiful lady in which she stated very clearly that you must OWN not RENT to be someone she wants to date.”

LookingforaGoodName at vancouvercondo.info December 5th, 2010 at 11:04 pm“I happened to go onto the dating site, Plenty of Fish, and saw a profile of a beautiful lady in which she stated very clearly that you must OWN not RENT to be someone she wants to date. I couldn’t believe it. I looked for a place on the site to open a discussion on the issue, but I didn’t find any.”

8 responses to “Social Effects Of The Bubble – “I happened to go onto the dating site, Plenty of Fish, and saw a profile of a beautiful lady in which she stated very clearly that you must OWN not RENT to be someone she wants to date.”

  1. Shizzie von Shizwit

    and she wonders why she must resort to using a dating site to find someone…..

  2. This isn’t anything new really. If you look at a lot of these profiles they say: “Must have a car”, the “must own a mortgage” is just the same turned up a bit.

    I did ask a girl once why she had that in her profile, her answer? “It isn’t a deal breaker, but it shows that he is financially stable / capable.” The requirement to own a mortgage probably follows the same thinking.

    Having said that about (online) dating, I find Vancouver is one of the worst places as far as Gold Diggers go, I have lived in a few places, but the amount of women here that seem to be wanting to look at your tax return is pretty staggering.

  3. “And that’s the only thing I need is *this*. I don’t need this or this. Just this ashtray… And this paddle game. – The ashtray and the paddle game and that’s all I need… And this remote control. – The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that’s all I need… And these matches. – The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control, and the paddle ball… And this lamp. – The ashtray, this paddle game, and the remote control, and the lamp, and that’s all *I* need. And that’s *all* I need too. I don’t need one other thing, not one… I need this. – The paddle game and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches for sure. Well what are you looking at? What do you think I’m some kind of a jerk or something! – And this. That’s all I need. “

  4. Plenty of Golddiggers in Vancouver. That ain’t nothing new.

  5. I’ve lived everywhere too. There are golddiggers everywhere. Still an interesting observation if they’re specifying that the person must be an owner. You have to wonder how much of this means stability.

    unrelated: This was an interesting blog post which plots the U.S. foreclosed properties list on google maps. The number of pinpoints on this map is scary, but, it’s worth a look. If you move the map up to Vancouver/Canada the points turn from foreclosed to for sale. Watch out for that.
    http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2010/12/google-map-foreclosures/

  6. vancouver girls are expensive. lol

  7. I’m involved in online dating, but I have the exact opposite fear…although I don’t post it on my profile. I don’t want to get involved with a women who is over leveraged because of some shoebox she purchased in the last couple of years. I’m looking for renters!! I don’t want to take on their financial mess when this whole thing heads in the other direction.

  8. I’ve been on that same dating website and seen countless profiles where women say, “I own a house,” implying they are financially responsible (without giving any regard, it seems, to price paid). I think it’s a great anecdotal indicator of the irrational times we’re in.

    I totally get Jayco49’s comment as well. Anytime I see somebody with “real estate” as a profession or who mentions they “just bought a house,” I’m automatically hesitant to contact them.

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