You think you’ve gotten some crazy emails after attending a conference or networking event? Well, you’ve gotten nothing on this one!
A surgeon calling himself "the number one surgeon of his type in the Northeastern United States by volume" sent out a mass email to all the contacts he met at a conference. Not SO weird, right? Just wait. He was not looking for professional contacts. Oh no. He was soliciting matchups. With their friends. But it did not stop there...
These fix-ups were only acceptable IF the woman met his laundry list of criteria. And what a list it is. See below:
These are my Hard (Objective) Dating Parameters which are NOT Flexible:
(this means I am only willing to pay for introductions if ALL these criteria are met)
(if you want to set me up w someone missing 1 of these criteria, I may accept, but will not pay for that)
- Age 27-35 (ideally 28-34)
- No kids, wants kids in the next 1-2 years
- College graduate, doesn’t have to be a great school, but needs to have finished the degree
- Skinny (i.e. dress size 0-2, if you don’t know what that means (many men don’t) it means very skinny)
- Caucasian (not black, not Hispanic, not Asian)
- Healthy lifestyle (defined as no smoking, no drugs, good diet, no hard drinking,
And what was he offering in return for these matches? Why, plastic surgery, natch. He offered a tiered payment plan of money and or surgery in lieu of cash.
- first date set up: $100 cash
- second date (with either same person, indicating a better match, or a 2nd person): +$200 or free latisse worth $300
- third date (again can be w same person): + $300 or free botox worth $500
- 4th date (w same or diff person): + $400 or free Juvederm injections worth $900
- 5th date (same conditions): + 500 cash or 1 eye free LASEK worth $2000:)
This is not a joke. I repeat: this is not a joke. Look, it's one thing to ask friends for a blind date. We've all been there. And why not? They know you better than anyone. But complete strangers? Really?
Sadly, I am pretty sure that there are people out there who are vain enough to throw their friends under the bus for some Juvederm. Loyal, right? They get to look beautiful while their friends have to be subjected to Dr. Wackadoo? Shudder.
This is so freaky. Generally, I don't respond to mass networking emails and I certainly don’t trade Lasik surgery for sex (with my friends). I am not a pimp, after all. But hey, to each his own. Maybe this guy will meet the love of his life.
I mean, would you set your girlfriend up with someone just because he’s a surgeon and you could get some free cosmetic treatments? This may be a new friendship litmus test.
Would you set your girlfriend up and get the free surgery, if she never had to know about it?
Image via BethD821/Flickr
I create a special savings account
I put a little away at a time
I cut corners until I can afford it
Save? Who has money to save?
I plan to put it on my credit card and love the benefits of the reward program