Are insanely wealthy boyfriends like Christian Grey more trouble than they are worth? Anastasia seems to be at odds with the fact that Christian wants to spend obscene amounts of money on her. Would you feel the same? When the Grey Girls got together this past week, our conversations turned to rich partners and their actual ‘boyfriend value’. Are guys who want to spend on you making up for ‘inadequacies’ in other areas? Does that even matter? Let’s see what Kelly, Sarah, Alison and Caroline had to say about their views on a Christian Grey style boyfriend!
Kelly – I’ve got to admit – I’d be the ‘shut up and just accept it’ type of girl. I like being spoiled. I like my girlfriend buying me expensive clothes, shoes, and especially hand bags. She does well for herself, and in turn, likes to buy me expensive things. I’d love her just the same if she was on a ‘normal’ income, and I don’t think she’d trying to make up for anything she may be lacking with spending money on me.
Sarah – I had a rich boyfriend when I was at college. He wasn’t Christian Grey rich, but he made enough money that he could easily pay for first class tickets to a far away resort at the drop of a hat. (And he did, a few times.) The problem is, that’s the only way he showed me that he cared about me. Your stereotypical Sugar Daddy. He was crap at communication, and even worse when it came to affection. Sure, we had sex and I enjoyed it, but I kind of felt like Ana Steele with her not so subtle “prostitute” innuendo to Christian Grey. I felt more like a kept woman than a girlfriend.
Alison – Can’t say I’ve ever had a rich boyfriend, so I don’t have first-hand experience. My mother was married to a guy once who was pretty well off. He liked to spend money on stupidly expensive things for my mother. Like, instead of getting her the regular kitchen top mixer that most folks have, he got her the top of the line limited edition one. Did the exact same thing as the standard model, but cost $1,000 more. Seriously! Not sure how they were in the sack, but my mom never had any complaints she shared with me (thank goodness). They ended up getting divorced after two years, though, so I guess there was something lacking, even if it wasn’t money!
Caroline – My husband did that at first. He’s on a middle-class income, but he went out of his way to rack up credit card debt because he thought I wanted the ‘best’ of everything out there. I hate to think how long it took him to pay off the Louboutins he bought me when we first started dating. It caused more stress in the end, really, because he was worried about paying the bills and keeping up this ‘appearance’ and it really had a downer on our relationship. I think if he was stupidly rich as Christian Grey, it would have continued. But, we got past that phase he was in and concentrated on building up a relationship outside expensive shoes.
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