MSNBC has an article about the host of dating sites hooking up the young and hot with the old, crochety and fantastically wealthy. John Fergus, who used to be a "sugar daddy" on a website called SeekingArrangement.com, said that he was scandalized to find the site filled with women he thought were "golddiggers" and not really looking for love. John Fergus needs to get his head out of his ass, because the site advertises itself as "the premier dating website for sugar daddies, mommies and babies." Also: "sugar babies"? Ew! Anyway, today on Nerve, Lisa Carver has an essay about the perils of dating a rich dude, which is not the Louis Vuitton-outfitted panacea that the women on
the Real Housewives of Orange County make it out to be. Not surprisingly, Carver finds that her rich boyfriend expects her to do all the 50s housewifely planning things that he's too busy to deal with as the CEO or COO or whatever of a huge company.
I picked up his dry cleaning, made his travel arrangements, kept things from him to safeguard his peace of mind. When he'd forget things he'd said or done, I didn't say, "Hey, you're having blackouts." I didn't even think it. I simply would recount for him what had happened, who said what to whom, so he could get the night straight in his mind. I was holding memories for him.