I am very sorry for your friend as he has probably never met a decent woman or simply hasn't noticed one. Moreover I am very sorry for him as he has so much basic needs, not letting such important and fulfilling moments into his life, such as meaningful conversations, sharing the plans for the future, freshly made coffee in the morning, smile of his woman, which can cure and inspire.
Money means a lot and it is the biggest indicator for a man how responsible he is for his life, how he can manage profitably his time and how truthwothy he can be in a long-term. Though it is not an indicator of his maturity, mental health, flexibility and wisdom.
It's not how we see men it's a fact it's how they act. Every man I have met and talked to online all go right to the boobs so it is not anyway that we protray men it's how they portray themselves. You may be the exception to the rule and that's great but since you are not a women you really have not experienced this degrading act.
Ask "George" who is going to take care of him when he is lying on his death bed? Who is going to whip his ass when he is shitting himself and can't move? Who is going to love him in sickness & health?
Perhaps his call girl or perhaps his dog will lick it clean.
If sex is simply a sport, a dog's loyalty/love/affection are enough, then yes...George might not need a woman. You should ask yourself if those are your needs as well?
Hopefully, one might want to look for a true partener, a partner that can fill a void no call girl or dog could...
The problem is that George seems to have created a logical error in equating woman with sex (call girl) and loyalty/affection (dog). It is an easy error, but where we as human being start running into trouble is where we rely on our evolutionary instincts to tell us what the opposite sex "should" do for us, and forget that we can have all of those things, but if we are even somewhat more advanced than our most primal urges...we need more. Women can sometimes make the same error, equating men with money and/or influence. Sure, women love stability and security...afterall it is an evolutionary NEED...but for there to be a substantial relationship...we need more. What that "more" is I think is very individual. You don't have to, nor should you feel bad because you couldn't think this up for George. George needs to do some soul searching, or get ready to buy a poodle.
If your friend really believes this about women it is because he really believes this about himself. He sees himself as a 'commodity'...a man with money...therefore he sees women the same way. Why not describe himself outside of his material possession? Is he just his money? Is this the whole of him? Wow...this is disturbing to me and he will only attract and be attracted to 'commodities' or a women who sees herself as a commodity or a possession. The issue here is not what do women bring to the table, but rather what does he bring to himself. Dogs and call girls will only bring you temporary happiness, with absolutely no authentic companionship, true companionship and happiness comes from within. Money can't buy this, I assure you of this.
I'd like to reply with a little joke in the hope that nobody gets offended and can see it for exactly what it is - a joke, even if there's a grain of truth in it... or two...
A man wanted to get married. He was having trouble choosing among three likely candidates. He gives each woman a present of $5,000 and watches to see what they do with the money.
The first does a total makeover. She goes to a fancy beauty salon, gets her hair done, new makeup; buys several new outfits and dresses up very nicely for the man. She tells him that she has done this to be more attractive for him because she loves him so much.
The man was impressed.
The second goes shopping to buy the man gifts. She gets him a new set of golf clubs, some new gizmos for his computer, and some expensive clothes. As she presents these gifts, she tells him that she has spent all the money on him because she loves him so much..
Again, the man is impressed.
The third invests the money in the stock market She earns several times the $5,000. She gives him back his $5,000 and reinvests the remainder in a joint account. She tells him that she wants to save for their future because she loves him so much.
Obviously, the man was impressed.
The man thought for a long time about what each woman had done with the money he'd given her....... Then he married the one with the biggest tits.
Men are like that, you know. Does it really matter what a woman brings to the table because at the end of the day the joke is not THAT incorrect is it? :)
Inner strength, love, compassion, and of course the ability to multi-task while providing for "never a dull moment". lol
I think I have met a few "Georges" in my life who cant see the "forest for the trees".
I was talking to my friend, I'll call him George, and he asked me a poignant question, "If a man is wealthy, what does a woman bring to the table?" I told him she might bring loyalty, love, affection, beauty, sex, and other needs for a man. His answer was then all he really needs is a dog and a call girl to fulfill almost all his needs. He then asked, "Is there anything else?" I had to think about it but I didn't have an answer. Maybe women here can help answer this question thoughtfully.
Here is a better question:
Why would you think George's question is a poignant one? It seems more of an ignorant one to me!
A man should only have to bring wealth to the table?
If so....a woman should only have to bring one thing to the table as well.
What would the wealthy man want that one thing to be?
And while we are on this silly little contemporary Confucius trip...let's ask this...
What if the woman were wealthy?
What would the one thing a man could bring to the table for her?
It's called.. LOVE...
(and all the other fine points brought up.. ) GOOD REPLY SMILES.... ;)
If your friend can't see this.. he has serious emotional issues and needs to seek severe therapy and rationalize what his needs are and gain some self-awareness...
I get sick of hearing.. "Well, if a woman desires a successful man... she has to be a gold digger... " yada yada..
Some women are smart enough and self aware enough to desire everything they can't give themselves. Why must every woman seek a mate that provides what she already has given herself?
Now in saying this.. I agree with SMILES.. (as I usually do!) and say additionally... There are many financially successful women who will bring just as much buck to the table.. but not much bang.. WHY? Because they have to work harder and longer hours to achieve their success than a man does! So tell your friend to go find a highly successful woman.. And to buy a dog to lick him.. because she may not be around much... LOL...
Then, there are some women who may desire a successful man because they don't want to feel "used".. I say to them same thing I tell successful men that might feel that way...
Go find someone successful then if you don't have enough confidence in your selecting capabilities to know when a woman truly likes you or is using you and truly could care less...
Just look closer at your own words... "and other needs for a man" Why does she have to be there for your needs? And what man bring to the table?
Keep in mind that there are a lot of women who are just as smart, wealthy, established professionally, socially, etc. as you are, or may be even better. What do you than have to offer?
The answer, in my personal, and of course objective opinion, would be partnership. If you want simply sex and love, your friend is right. Buy a dog, it will love you and certainly not for your wealth, and get a call girl. There you have sex, plus you don't even have to please her. She will do whatever you like her to do.
On the other hand, if you need someone to give you advise, support you, someone who can back you up and will challenge and motivate you, then get a woman who is of equal intellectual capacity and has similar values as you do.
Well regardless of ones means if he desired a family I think a woman is very necessary to achieve this. Many women today are educated and have there own careers and they too want to achieve success so if a successful man wished he could easily find a partnership of equals where both champion each other to achieve success in there chosen careers as well as having the security of the love of another, the loyalty, the sharing of the burdens of stress and the physical connection that is based on strong emotions that brings a total different element to the unemotional type of sex that one would get from a call girl. In saying that we all need to be happy and confident in who we are before getting into relationships and in this regard perhaps your friend needs to learn to love himself before seeking the love of another. And besides now that women have become more successful in there own right the same question can be asked of men what they are going to being to the table?
I never thought of the family perspective and the emotional part. Good viewpoint.
Well regardless of ones means if he desired a family I think a woman is very necessary to achieve this. Many women today are educated and have there own careers and they too want to achieve success so if a successful man wished he could easily find a partnership of equals where both champion each other to achieve success in there chosen careers as well as having the security of the love of another, the loyalty, the sharing of the burdens of stress and the physical connection that is based on strong emotions that brings a total different element to the unemotional type of sex that one would get from a call girl.
In saying that we all need to be happy and confident in who we are before getting into relationships and in this regard perhaps your friend needs to learn to love himself before seeking the love of another. And besides now that women have become more successful in there own right the same question can be asked of men what they are going to being to the table?