lol, that is such a man thing to say. It's just like those dad's that say to their stay-at-home mother partner, 'what do you do all day?' If you think about it and look harder you'll see the answer is obvious.
I haven't read the other comments, so I may be repeating, but the answer to this question is-
humanity, a home and family.
A millionaire may own a house but who makes it a home, who would have the photo's of children and special occations blown up and displayed (or for that matter, who would think to do this), who would organise Christmas and other special family events, who would maintain the family traditions, who would have the children and do the majority of their upbrining, who would be there to rush you to the hospital if you broke a leg, had an asthma attack or heart attack and then nurse you afterwards and who would he have long intimate conversations with into the early hours of the night? And there are sooooo many more things that a lone millionaire, with only a dog and and occational prostitute, would not be happy to live with out.
Well now I think of it the millionaire could have children without a woman, Michael Jackson did. He had enough money to pay surrogates and then hire nannies.
It's interesting to imagine the guy's dog doing all of these things, like sitting at the other end of the table at the guy's birthday dinner, or staring into the millionaire's eyes as he talks about his hopes for the future as the sun rises on new years day.
But, if a millionaire feels that he is fine without a human companion, then fine, that's alright too. One man's idea of happiness isn't necessarily that of another. :-)
This is a great topic for a novel.
Thank you for that thoughtful answer Danny. Men need the feminine influence in their lives, and unless they have ever truly had a woman who was a partner, they just don't get it. Women give their everything when they are in love. Poor George of the Jungle is still swinging in the trees and needs to grow up. Maybe that is what he is here to learn, who knows? CD
LOL A man is not wealthy if he doesn't have a good woman.
Instead of buying love and affection and sex, he should attempt to attract her based on his inner qualities he brings to the table. No amount of money will keep him happy in every area of life. I have some very rich friends who are single males. They say they deserve someone who values them for who they are, not what they have. They keep themselves busy but seek that ideal woman on a regular basis by making female friends and dating. A smart man will screen out golddiggers. Even the pretty ones who pretend to care. They are not hard to expose. Experience can return good decisions.
Maybe some day we all will find a compatiple mate who values us the way we desire to be valued.
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.
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...
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? :)
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?