Do women prefer a rich old man who's dying or a poor young man?

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  1. rob_allen profile image69
    rob_allenposted 11 years ago

    Do women prefer a rich old man who's dying or a poor young man?

  2. DonDWest profile image73
    DonDWestposted 11 years ago

    Rich old man who's dying.

    Poor young bloke doesn't have a chance, unless he's incredibly attractive and the woman is already rich.

  3. downpourofwords profile image39
    downpourofwordsposted 11 years ago

    Well that's a question which will make any women reading this to feel bad. Obviously every woman would love to be with an young man who could earn himself as well as take care of her physical and emotional needs. However at times during financial constraints, responsibilities overburdening women, certain decisions are made where richer older men are opted for. It's all fate. There is no definite answer to this question.

  4. ngureco profile image80
    ngurecoposted 11 years ago

    Any man who can pass on strong genes for a successful survival of her children will do. Alternatively, any man who can provide more than sufficient resources to her children is not bad.

    Today, some young men are behaving like babies and one is left wondering how they expect the woman to provide for them as well as provide for the children.

    Young men are very attractive to women only if they can work hard and keep off from consuming excessive alcohol.

    The word 'poor' should not be in a woman's dictionary.

  5. Loveslove profile image61
    Lovesloveposted 11 years ago

    A man I love and who loves me will or poor old or young it doesnt nor age can buy happiness or health

  6. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 11 years ago

    Eew!  A dying old man doesn't sound very appealing to me at all.   LOL    "Poor" doesn't sound appealing either, though; because I'd worry he may be "dead weight" financially, and I'd end up supporting him.   I think I need to pass on both of those guys.   smile 

    (...but if I truly had to choose - the young, poor, one I suppose).

  7. Sesshoumaru2st profile image60
    Sesshoumaru2stposted 11 years ago

    i think women would take both as greedy human beings like myself. Yeah i'm pretty sure she would work it out to have them both.

  8. NappyMuse profile image61
    NappyMuseposted 11 years ago

    I've never considered dating any old man except Sean Connery... purely based on being hot.  So considering I think he is off the market. Old is out.

    I have never felt the need to make any man my source of income. So a mans bank account, trust or wallet doesn't entice my heart.

    And I have never been attracted to a man that does not master or manage his life including finances, health, relationships.  I am attracted to Alpha men. So broke man with no plan of how he will get control of that... NOT.

    Answer:  If these men are the only choices for love.  I guess I would be A-Sexual.

  9. Miss Info profile image70
    Miss Infoposted 11 years ago

    Sean Connery is hot/was hot. Is he still alive by the way?

    Anyway, I would prefer the old rich dying man because then I may become rich when he kicks the bucket. Then I can settle down with a poor young man if I needed to.

    These days it doesn't really seem to matter. Most guys cheat anyway.

  10. ginjill ashberry profile image74
    ginjill ashberryposted 11 years ago

    Of the two; i need a person who i can have an intelligible conversation with. And foremost, the one's that touched my heart. I am a woman that has been offered much and refused much. Certain times, i do wonder if I had been wise to refuse (none, dying old man, below 40.) I waited for true love that never comes. so.. i really do not choose either one. i am an idealist though i flirt outrageously. rich dying man or poor young man; not a choice. It has to be better than that. The first would be my coffee buddy, the latter, a joy friend and can be a true friend definitely not a keeper. i have this inferiority complex that will hinder further improvements in serious relationships with greens. Err..that wasn't an insult,k.

  11. your cybersister profile image59
    your cybersisterposted 11 years ago

    Hopefully someone in between - that would be easier all around.  I would hate to think that most women would be looking to latch onto someone strictly for money, as implied in the case of the dying rich old man.  I would imagine the poor young man would be a better choice for real happiness for a young woman though. In his case, the woman most likely entered a relationship for love, and besides, his financial state could improve over time. The absolutely best scenario would be that the woman is financially comfortable on her own and a partner's money or lack of it is of no consequence to her.

  12. KateWest profile image63
    KateWestposted 11 years ago

    I can only answer for myself, not all womankind. Ultimately, I'd want love. So whichever one I'm in love with. Hopefully, he'd love me back. At the moment in fact, I'm kinda crazy about a poor young man and could not care less about his finances.

  13. Mark Upshaw profile image60
    Mark Upshawposted 11 years ago

    If a women has a rich old man as a husband, most assuredly she has a young handsome one as a lover.

  14. edhan profile image38
    edhanposted 11 years ago

    Depends on whether you feel happy with the person. If you love the person then I do believe age gap is not really the problem. Or what do you look for in a person. Ask yourself and then you will make the right choice.

  15. abrarr profile image60
    abrarrposted 11 years ago

    i think in present crisis circumstances women should prefer rich guy dying. hehehe. though its bad but thats what happens now a days

  16. sam3m profile image60
    sam3mposted 11 years ago

    if i were a woman, i would like one of each.  i would be very kind to the dying man and when he's gone, be very, very kind to the young man.

  17. Le_connaisseur profile image60
    Le_connaisseurposted 11 years ago

    A real lady would prefer a young, healthy and smart guy because she wants to build a family with him, have kids with him, grow old together etc...

    A typical lady, the club one, the drunk one, the dumb one, hot mess with boobs as big as men basket balls... will go for the grandpa because of his money or the douche with no degree and tattoo all over his body....(eg: Jersey Shore).

  18. myinjuryattorney profile image57
    myinjuryattorneyposted 11 years ago

    for some women, it is necessary because of the money. but for some, it's a big mess behavior.

  19. sanura2011 profile image52
    sanura2011posted 11 years ago

    WOMEN do not prefer an old man with money, little girls with a lack of heart like Mr. money bags and only like them for their money. Real women like men who understand them and love all the silly little things they do. More often than not, a poor young man can be more understanding and loving than an older man with more money than he knows what to do with. I say that because my great grandparents are richer than rich and have pushed all of their friends and most of their family away because everyone tries to get their fingers on their money. i don't disagree with what they did but, when looking for the right person. Ask yourself "why do they like me?".

    my boyfriend likes me because i am a cross between a tomboy and a girly girl. i love to build things and work on cars. I listen to heavy metal but i also wear short shorts and try to look good when ever i leave the house. I'm smart and caring. (not bragging, just saying this is why he is with me).

  20. john-vegan profile image57
    john-veganposted 11 years ago

    It differs for all.

    Choose a poor man and be happy with a little amount of money if you want a peace of life.

    If you want money you will loose your happiness.

  21. whiplashinfo profile image61
    whiplashinfoposted 11 years ago

    Yes, I do agree in this statement. Most women today are practical.

  22. iviskei profile image62
    iviskeiposted 11 years ago

    I think it really depends on the woman. If a young woman marries an old rich man, that is generally frowned upon, but if a old woman marries a rich old man then it is considered true love. It works visa versa too. If a young woman marries a poor young man, then it is considered love. But if a old woman marries a young man, then it is considered cougarism.

    Society is interesting, huh?

    Personally, I would go for the dying rich old man. It's not because of the money, but older men tend to be more mature and they make better conversation. I especially love listening to stories of how things were before I was born. ^_^

  23. Melind profile image61
    Melindposted 11 years ago

    What matters is love. I'll take the poor old man if I love him.

  24. jacqui2011 profile image80
    jacqui2011posted 11 years ago

    To me, age and financial status is unimportant. When you fall in love, it is because you love the person and age does not come into it.  With regard to being rich, I would rather be poor and be with someone I loved than be married to someone who is rich and dying. Being happy means more to me than having a lot of money.

  25. profile image51
    723johnmposted 11 years ago

    BOTH !    If you let them get away w/it.

  26. Jarn profile image60
    Jarnposted 11 years ago

    Hell, I'll take a rich man who's dying, and I'm a straight MAN!

  27. night-furry profile image56
    night-furryposted 11 years ago

    In third world countries like mine, most women prefer rich old men. They don't care what they look like, as long as they have the money. It is very evident in the society. I can see a lot of "couple" who looks like Daughter-Grandfather holding hands walking in the streets and in malls. It's sad, but it's their decision.

  28. whoisbid profile image60
    whoisbidposted 11 years ago

    In the end you will find that most people will go for the money. In the beginning they have noble aspirations and can say that they only care about love but after they have been suffering for long enough they will think about money and how important it is to them. People with money know this because it is easy to get people to follow you if you throw cash at them.
    Most things people do in life are not out of love but for selfish reasons which ultimately makes more money for them. The problem is that many of us are not being honest about it. We think we do things for love but one day we will see it is for money and nothing else. Let me guess, someone is going to say that they don't live their life for money but "what is money" ... money is not simply cash and has something to do with authority and possession and much more.

  29. Hunbbel Meer profile image79
    Hunbbel Meerposted 11 years ago

    It is a harsh fact, but most people will prefer to live with the rich ones.

    Though I never preferred money over quality of character in my life. So if I would have to choose even between, an old rich lady, a young beautiful girl, or an ugly girl with the purest of hearts, I think I would go for the pure heart. That is a rarity in this world; I would feel myself a lucky person! smile

  30. anemometers profile image60
    anemometersposted 11 years ago

    Some women prefer a rich and older man because he has experience, stability and he understands female needs.  Women are not just looking for good looks. What kind of woman wants to live with a man who cannot provide for his own family? Some women who married much older men are judged as "gold diggers" but that can be an unfair judgement if you never understood that particular woman's previous history with men.

  31. dipsmi profile image67
    dipsmiposted 11 years ago

    if i was a greedy woman...i would go with the old man who is rich!!!!but i would prefer the poor young man...

  32. Ivel01 profile image60
    Ivel01posted 11 years ago

    Most people would claim it should not matter ... I wish I could say that ... but then secretely (or actually not even secretely) I must admit that I of course have been thought about what should be good and bad ... but when I am honest ...

    I would have too much (or much more) compassion with an old poor guy dying ... for me the rich one, well, not because I am jeauleous, but he has had better conditions to die in ...

    Of course this is short sighted and If I argument I could find as much arguments for the rich as the poor one ... But I know that is such how my psyche works in spontaneous situations ...

  33. profile image56
    SpaceAgeposted 11 years ago

    neither sounds appealing. young & rich sounds more like it. it's best 2 have more than enough of everything.

  34. DDE profile image44
    DDEposted 10 years ago

    Some women would want to have the rich old dying man I don't prefer either


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