February 03, 2005

Speaking of Shameless

Is a single person coming to your wedding? Don't let her be the twenty-first century equivalent of the town leper.

From an ad on (where else?) TheKnot:


In addition to the various criteria found on just about every other Internet dating site (age, religion, smoking preference, etc.) comes this whopper:

He makes so much money he can afford a:
- fake zircon engagement ring
- real zircon engagement ring
- small, but stylish, diamond engagement ring
- medium diamond with two emerald baguettes
- large emerald with four diamond baguettes
- diamond as big as a Ritz Cracker with matching tiara and Mercedes 600

Was the above question chosen because marketing studies revealed that "occupation" required too much thought on the part of the typical GB.com user? Such an ambiguous term like "lawyer" could mean everything from "high-paid corporate executive" to "public defender," right? I would imagine that the types of meddlers who visit GB.com to cure their friends from chronic singledom place less emphasis on depth of character than thickness of wallet. Why not come right out and ask for a man's W2 or credit history?

Wait a minute! Stop the presses! I think I've just come up with a million-dollar idea! A website which combines credit checks with personal ads! Equifax meets Match.com! Equimatch.com! Venture capitalists and web designers, please leave your CV in the comments section below.

Posted by Doug at February 3, 2005 12:23 AM

That is terrible. Gives women a bad name!

Posted by: Joy at February 3, 2005 02:21 PM

This is why i HATE the Knot

Posted by: Karen at February 4, 2005 03:17 PM