A New York entrepreneur made headlines this week when he announced his latest creation, Natural Selection Speed Date II: Sugar Mamas & Boy Toys. As the name implies, this is a speed dating event matching up mature women of means with young and mostly penniless, hunks. Apparently, it is a win-win situation for the two people involved. There is also an argument to be made for the fact that rich men have been collecting eye candy for centuries, so why can’t wealthy women do the same? But I have to ask, is this simply a case of sexism in reverse?
27 year old entrepreneur Jeremy Abelson, received a lot of angry complaints from feminists last year when he hosted the first ‘Natural Selection’ event for rich men wanting to hook up with gorgeous younger women. So I have to wonder whether men’s groups will be opposed to this latest Abelson venture? Hmm, probably not. Men don’t tend to get their knickers in a knot about these sorts of issues.
Of course there will be some small squeak of protest from those men who have been rejected by a career orientated woman. About a week ago I wrote about career women in Sydney being blamed for a shortage of donar sperm. What particularly peeved me off about this story is the comments from some of the men who believed that these career women wanted Brad Pitt look alikes with a bank account to match. Brad Pitt look alikes maybe, but the popularity of the New York event proves that young hunks don’t need a bank roll to show these women a good time.
Successful women are financially independent, so a guy with money doesn’t impress them. They want a man who can make them feel good about who they are and nothing says this better than an attentive younger man who is easy on the eyes.
Now before you guys start sending those angry comments my way, please consider what you would do in the same position. If you’re honest, not one of you wouldn’t rather have an attentive and hot young thing on your arm, than an average woman who matches you in age and experience.
Not being a woman of means, I can only imagine the giddy thrill of dating a young hunk now that I’m 38 and divorced. I don’t begrudge these successful New York women who have signed up for the chance to capture the affections of a younger man. I can imagine for as long as it lasts, it’s a win-win situation for the two people involved. But is it a case of sexism against men? Possibly. However, I have no doubt both parties will still respect each other in the morning.