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Long Island tycoon blasts 'rip-off' matchmakers after spending $65G in search of love
New York Post ^ | 10/08/2012 | Tara Palmeri

Posted on 10/08/2012 7:18:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Money really can’t buy you love — just ask this picky multimillionaire on Long Island.

Lonely securities trader Larry Greenfield, 47, has plunked down more than $65,000 on high-end matchmaking services — all in the hopes of finding his ideal wife.

After trying six different agencies over the past 12 years — and seeing 250 women — without success, the bachelor is blasting the expensive dating services as a “rip-off.”

But the matchmakers are firing back, saying Greenfield wants women who are simply out of his league.

Greenfield, who retired after a successful career at Opus Trading in Jericho, Long Island, says he would gladly trade his riches in exchange for finding a woman who meets his exacting standards: beautiful, thin, smart, Jewish, a sense of humor and from New York — but not an “alpha.”

“New York is a tough market for a guy like me. I thought I get the career, then I find the woman,” Greenfield told The Post.

“I’d trade it all in for a white picket fence, two kids, a dog. And you can have it all! I’d take a $50,000-a-year job, work until I retire.”

“I’m not a bad guy. I haven’t been to prison,” he said. “It’s just a very frustrating thing.”

As for the Manhattan matchmakers — who charge about $10,000 per year — Greenfield said: “You pay them up front and they don’t provide a service. They tell you how wonderful you are, whatever you want to hear.”

He complained when Barbie Adler, a matchmaker at Selective Search, set him up with a Knicks dancer.

“Do I seem like the New-York-City-dancer type of guy?” he scoffed.

He called VIP Life’s Lisa Clampitt’s women “West Village girls” who were too “artsy.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: dating; matchmakers; tycoon
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‘HAVE’ HAS NOT: Retired millionaire Larry Greenfield can’t find the right woman to share his large Plainview, LI, home.
1 posted on 10/08/2012 7:18:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

RE: he would gladly trade his riches in exchange for finding a woman who meets his exacting standards: beautiful, thin, smart, Jewish, a sense of humor and from New York — but not an “alpha.”

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OK, someone educate me here — what on earth is an “alpha”? Is there a “Beta” or a “Gamma” too?


2 posted on 10/08/2012 7:20:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind
A jewish women who's not an Alpha?
From New York
With a sense of humor?

Let me guess...He's an Obama voter?

3 posted on 10/08/2012 7:25:50 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Larry, face it, you’re gonna have to get a shiksa from the heartland.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 7:28:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: SeekAndFind
This is a guy who wants a temple virgin to worship him and thinks he deserves one because he made a lot of money. What he fails to factor in is that New York is full of fat-faced rich money guys who think they're gods, and no decent woman wants anything to do with any of them. Picket fence my ass. Not this prima donna.
5 posted on 10/08/2012 7:30:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

Women aren’t a buffet line, no matter how much money you have. This guy is destined to die lonely because he is a jackass.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 7:30:17 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: mountn man

OK, I got this definition from the Urban Dictionary:

Alpha Female

A powerful, assertive woman. Her confidence may be due to her good looks and/or superior intelligence. Men desire her, and girls with low self-esteem hate her.

**********

So, he does not want this kind of woman...

Why not try a traditional Jewish lady instead?

There are lots of them in the country.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 7:33:33 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, I’m not female or Jewish, so I can’t be his wife, but for $65000 a year I can be a real good pal.

“She’s no good for you, Lar. Come on........you can buy me another Porsche.”


8 posted on 10/08/2012 7:33:58 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

But I thought everybody has a right to marry the person the love.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 7:34:09 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: SeekAndFind

Free advice: Move out of the Liberal hellhole of NY. Find some country gals. Larry is stuck on stupid.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 7:35:19 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: mountn man

“A jewish women who’s not an Alpha? From New York[?]”

LOL, I KNOW! The Jews have a word for a guy like this: putz.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 7:35:33 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: hinckley buzzard

Hell, only $65,000, I paid $20.00 for a marriage license, and it cost me $20,000,000 to get out.. He should quit while he is ahead.. My Honeymoon was a period between “I DO”, and “YOU’D BETTER”.. :)


12 posted on 10/08/2012 7:44:20 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sometimes for a good laugh I read the personal ads. The way people describe themselves and what they are looking for are often hysterically funny!

LOL!


13 posted on 10/08/2012 7:49:37 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Winning is everything.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.”

14 posted on 10/08/2012 7:51:41 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Berlin_Freeper

There was one ad recently...

“I am 30 years old and love animals. I always wanted a dog.”

Huh?
30 and always wanted a dog?
Lol


15 posted on 10/08/2012 7:59:23 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Winning is everything.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He needs to go to Russia


16 posted on 10/08/2012 8:02:46 PM PDT by agincourt1415 (Tired of the current State, and Federal Tax System go here: APTTAX.com)
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To: agincourt1415

Or some of the former Soviet Republics.

There also are a lot of nice traditional Jewish ladies in South America.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 8:10:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

An alpha woman = high maintenance.

The guy doesn’t want a wife. He wants an accessory that will service him at night.


18 posted on 10/08/2012 8:15:41 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SeekAndFind

There are a gazillion JAPS out there and this putz spends $65 k for someone to put a slipper on one of them?


19 posted on 10/08/2012 8:16:01 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Berlin_Freeper
There was one ad recently...

“I am 30 years old and love animals. I always wanted a dog.”

If that was a personal ad, a dog is the best he can hope for!

20 posted on 10/08/2012 8:18:26 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: SeekAndFind

well after 250 women who did not meet his approval maybe it is him and not the gals. Maybe this is the dude who has to have an arranged marriage because otherwise he will be old and bitter and single


21 posted on 10/08/2012 8:19:16 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Cyman

RE: There are a gazillion JAPS out there

I’m a little lost with the acronyms.

What on earth are JAPS? ( I don’t think you mean Japanese ).


22 posted on 10/08/2012 8:23:56 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: mountn man

NAD she has to be pretty


23 posted on 10/08/2012 8:25:43 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

Using a marriage service is not necessarily a sign of desperation. It’s often used by rich people to screen for desirable traits and screen out the gold diggers.

But yeah, to not find even one person close when you have dated 250 women is probably indicative of him being the problem, not them.


24 posted on 10/08/2012 8:25:58 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SeekAndFind
James Carville: “It's not the arrow, it's the Indian.”
25 posted on 10/08/2012 8:27:06 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: carlo3b

lot of bitterness there pal


26 posted on 10/08/2012 8:27:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind

Theres a lot of them in Nassau County where he lives.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 8:28:44 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: SeekAndFind
What on earth are JAPS?

Jewish-American Princesses.

28 posted on 10/08/2012 8:29:17 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jewish American Princesses.


29 posted on 10/08/2012 8:29:34 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Nifster

Kind of like Jeremiah Wright was able to arrange a marriage for Michelle?


30 posted on 10/08/2012 8:33:05 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
He called VIP Life’s Lisa Clampitt’s women “West Village girls” who were too “artsy.”

A man can only come up with so many excuses not to go with his wife to see The Vagina Monologues.

31 posted on 10/08/2012 8:36:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind
" high-end matchmaking services "

That's his first mistake right there.... HIGH END matching service.
Sorry ladies, it's true, those women who would be members of that high end matching service will no doubt will be Gold diggers.
Did he say that they have to agree to a prenuptial before marriage ? and they said... Nyet ?
32 posted on 10/08/2012 8:37:51 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Nifster

But candid in his honesty.


33 posted on 10/08/2012 8:39:06 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise
“I don’t want to take his money,” Spindel said.

Oh sure, Ms Spindel.

34 posted on 10/08/2012 8:41:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jewish American Princess


35 posted on 10/08/2012 8:43:09 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise
Maybe Larry needs to take a look at the real Japs?!


36 posted on 10/08/2012 8:44:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Jonty30
The guy doesn’t want a wife. He wants an accessory that will service him at night.

CORRECTION:

The A guy doesn’t want a wife. He wants an accessory that will service him at night.

37 posted on 10/08/2012 8:47:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Really Larry, go to Bangkok, Pat Pong Street. It will cost you a lot less and you can “interview” 30 girls in 30 days for a very nominal sum.


38 posted on 10/08/2012 8:48:17 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Rembrandt

RE: Really Larry, go to Bangkok, Pat Pong Street. It will cost you a lot less and you can “interview” 30 girls in 30 days for a very nominal sum.

______________

The man is Jewish and wants to marry a Jewish lady.

Hey, maybe a nice Thai lady would want to convert...


39 posted on 10/08/2012 8:51:35 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: SeekAndFind

I find it hard not to sympathize with the guy.
But matchmaking services are the pits.
And their dissing the dude just shows what they are.


40 posted on 10/08/2012 8:52:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Revolting cat!
*** “I don’t want to take his money,” Spindel said. ***

" Oh sure, Ms Spindel."


26 year old Anna Nicole Smith marries 89 year old billionaire J. Howard Marshall II : but I love him, I really do, it's not about the money, honest.....
41 posted on 10/08/2012 8:52:21 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind
Who says that it's him who is being the picky one ?

He's Jewish ? right ?

His family could be the one's who are putting the pressure on him to married the " RIGHT ONE " .


If that's the case, all the blame can't be put on him.

Sounds more like a Liberal BITTER woman who wrote this article.
42 posted on 10/08/2012 8:57:35 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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" NAD she has to be pretty '

Righhhhht

And I have seen women say " ohh my,, he has to be a HUNK "

So ? what's the difference ?
43 posted on 10/08/2012 9:00:53 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind

Jewish American Princess


44 posted on 10/08/2012 9:01:07 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jewish American Princess


45 posted on 10/08/2012 9:01:22 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: SeekAndFind

LOL. I know this guy. I used to work at Opus Trading, too. My gosh, I am laughing so hard.


46 posted on 10/08/2012 9:03:40 PM PDT by SquarePants
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To: SeekAndFind

Has anyone bothered to answer your question on who are the JAPS? People are so callous and unresponsive and unhelpful. I’ll answer: Jewish American Princesses.


47 posted on 10/08/2012 9:05:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: 9YearLurker

yup if you are on the down low you might need some help


48 posted on 10/08/2012 9:06:55 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: American Constitutionalist

nothing....my point was that this guy is complaining because he is a tight assed nitt picker. no one will ever be good enough for him. he is a sad and miserable human being who will in fact die alone


49 posted on 10/08/2012 9:08:19 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind

After this article Larry will receive thousands of offers. All for free. Good for him. All it takes, folks, is notoriety! The matchmaking services will lose clients.


50 posted on 10/08/2012 9:11:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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