Just when you thought that the twin concepts of 'New York' and 'Speed Dating' couldn't get any more evil, along comes Elite Speed Dating.

Reducing marriage to a basic of him=money, her=physical appearance, Elite Speed Dating is something that we feel really does deserve the accolade of 'only in New York folks', simply because of its shameless barefaced candour.

"A man hoping to snag the woman of his dreams will be judged by pretty stiff criteria. Guys who are 25 and under must make at least $200,000 a year, and men between the ages of 26 and 30 have to bring home $300,000 a year. Older than 30? The required income level jumps to $500,000.

Not gainfully employed? No problem. Men who have at least $1 million in invested assets or a $4 million trust fund can apply."

And then, the kicker:

"For women there's only one guideline: beauty. Five photos are all that's needed to enter the competition. Education, profession, personality and income will not be considered.


We're off to vomit. Or poop our pants. Or both.

[Idiots who probably deserve each other will probably end up with each other]