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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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To: Revolting cat!

And the ill wishers here will each find his/her own hell in due time.


51 posted on 10/08/2012 9:13:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Nifster
Maybe, maybe not, he comes from a Jewish family.
It also could be possible that his Jewish Father and Mother have strict high standards for their son.
Believe it or not, there are still some people who stick to their traditional ways when it comes to marriage.
A man with that kind of money ? a High End Dating service is the last place he would want to go to because the probability is very high that most of those women are Gold Diggers... it's a sad truth.
Go to church, join a bowling league, take a college coarse in basket weaving, he can find a lot of nice fine ladies.
52 posted on 10/08/2012 9:14:59 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Revolting cat!

Ok, if nobody will answer that question, I will.

Jewish American Princess.


53 posted on 10/08/2012 9:15:37 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SquarePants

Im going to take a wild guess and say this guy is a whiner, who could not get along with anybody.


54 posted on 10/08/2012 9:18:37 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: SeekAndFind

JAP=Jewish American Princess


55 posted on 10/08/2012 9:19:35 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Revolting cat!
JAPS is a derogative slang term used mostly by the US troops during WWII of the Imperial Japaneses forces.

JAPS, NIPS were common among troops during WWII.
56 posted on 10/08/2012 9:20:21 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SeekAndFind

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

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


I bet some of those ladies on Pat Pong
are Jewish, just ask.

‘You want Jewish? Five more dollah.’


57 posted on 10/08/2012 9:33:21 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Nifster
" yup if you are on the down low you might need some help "

Can't blame him for having higher standards when you have this:

OBAMAPHONE LADY:


Got'sta a free Fhone by the government because Obama wants our vote.
You's on dasability, social security, you get'sta OBAMAPHONE.

58 posted on 10/08/2012 9:35:16 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Revolting cat!
Has anyone bothered to answer your question on who are the JAPS? People are so callous and unresponsive and unhelpful.

Only about six times before your post. The rest of us figured that six times was enough, so we didn't bother.

59 posted on 10/08/2012 9:41:03 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: KevinB

I suppose it’s too late to add a laugh track after the fact.


60 posted on 10/08/2012 9:44:16 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: SeekAndFind
I know folks are going to jump on this guy, but I will actually stand in his defense.

My husband and I are escapees from the Rotten Apple. I grew up not too far from where Mr. Greenfield lives now. We were lucky to find each other: conservative, religious, both Alphas but I was happy to be the Beta to his Alpha in most things.

He grew up at the same time period we did; where the pressure was on to "score" as many times as possible (something my husband and I rejected). I have a feeling that Mr. Greenfield wasn't built that way, either, but nonetheless felt the pressure of it from friends and their exploits.

So he did what he thought he must to compete in an ultra-competitive meat market: he focused on being as successful as possible. Money is power and power is attractive. So while a part of him wants the "trophy" wife to show up all the friends who probably snickered at him over the years, what he truly wants is a loving, traditional wife who will give him kids.

Have you seen the young women nowadays? Hard to call them ladies.

A lady, who wants to please the man she is with, could rock Mr. Greenfield's world without ever hitting the sheets. She could make him feel like the action hero star of his own movie. A lot of young women today either lack the finesse to empower the men they are with, or are too selfish to even consider it! They would easily stick their nose up at a Mr. Greenfield, a smart, successful, religious man looking for marriage and to start a family, but hook up with some perpetually adolescent metrosexual who's "fun", and then cry when "Mr. Perfect" turns out to be "Mr. Selfish Jerk."

My brother devoted many years to building his empire. When he finally married at 46 year old, his wife was everything Mr. Greenfield was looking for: smart, beautiful, refined, happy to stay at home, a great sense of humor, with a Midas-sized bank account (and Jewish, too!).

He needs to come to Texas; we have some fine, beautiful Jewish ladies here that will put the stuffy New Yorkers to shame.

61 posted on 10/08/2012 9:46:41 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dude:
You need an implant in your loins and loads of Viagra for starters.

Next, I don’t know what league to put you in but maybe you need to look at octogenarians.

Take your tycoon money get a hair transplant, lasik, resurfacing and it wouldn’t hurt to hit the gym. You got dealt a bad hand in the looks department and you need every advantage you can get.

When you are already good looking that other stuff is easy to overcome.

Oh, and while you’re at it, you might consider donating some body parts.

Yeah, it seems there is a pretty high demand for A-Holes.

Lastly, get over yourself.

It’s not you, they just aren’t into you...


62 posted on 10/08/2012 9:54:03 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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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.”

Dude’s a whack job. By that very definition he is going to end up with an alpha and by virtue a JAP who will tell you what to do.

Now get that American Express out and deal with it.


63 posted on 10/08/2012 9:56:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, he might could Thai that...


64 posted on 10/08/2012 10:00:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: American Constitutionalist

IF he is so traditional that he is concerned about how his parents will react then he should have them pic his future mate.


65 posted on 10/08/2012 10:51:56 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster
Your right, why didn't they ?.... but we will probability never know.

But, that's the way it was done long time ago.
66 posted on 10/08/2012 10:58:01 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Nifster

This is my new and improved, kinder side.. The years have helped soften the blow.. HA!


67 posted on 10/08/2012 11:18:41 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: American Constitutionalist

still done by some today


68 posted on 10/08/2012 11:18:56 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: carlo3b

Well at least you can make a joke about it...sometimes laughter helps.

I hope that you are having some fun in life at least


69 posted on 10/08/2012 11:21:34 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

I joke about it.. I always thought I did as much to damage my marriage as she did.. She was and is a fine lady, and we are great friends today.. I prepare dinner for her most Sundays..


70 posted on 10/08/2012 11:40:40 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: SeekAndFind
1. Move somewhere other than L.I.
2. Buy a yacht.
3. Sit back and take your pick.

71 posted on 10/08/2012 11:48:36 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: TheWriterTX
Great post. However for this man I think a big issue is that he has a rather complex list of attributes he is looking for. He is not looking for a 'traditional wife.' He says he is looking for a woman who meets his exacting standards: beautiful, thin, smart, Jewish, a sense of humor and from New York — but not an “alpha.”

Now, there's nothing wrong in trying to get the whole 9 yards. The beautiful person, who is also sensitive, loving, perfect figure, super smart, respectful, great sense of humor, etc etc etc. It is just quite difficult to get all of that, and for most people two things are important. A) Ensuring that you have a priority list (eg a nice loving woman is wonderful, even if she doesn't have a perfect body and perfect hair), and B) looking at yourself and seeing whether you have what it takes to attract (and keep) the Amazon Princess you have specified.

If the guy wanted a nice woman who is beautiful (inside and outside) who is Jewish I don't think he'd have much of a problem getting her (unless he is a jerk), but he doesn't want that. He wants someone who looks like a super model, with a great sense of humor, very smart but not too independent and self driven, who is Jewish but doesn't live in an 'artsy' side of town. Does she exist? Maybe, but what does he have to offer this dream woman? Money? Not good enough, since a lot of the men who are members of the top echelon dating sites (see the ads in high money magazines like the Robb Report) are far richer than he claims to be (made his millions in an investment firm). If all he has to offer is money then, as the dating company execs told him, he is asking for women out of his league. If, however, he wants a good woman then he should stop using these dating platforms for rich men and pretty women (that have an interesting reputation btw) and simply do what you said. Leave NY, go to Texas, and if he is a nice guy he will not have any difficulty getting someone. She may not be a perfect ten, but she will make him exceedingly happy.

72 posted on 10/09/2012 2:55:59 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Revolting cat!
I suppose it’s too late to add a laugh track after the fact.

Sorry, RC, my sarcasm meter is usually tuned a little better than that. :-) It was amusing to see that several more people answered it later.

73 posted on 10/09/2012 3:32:59 AM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: SeekAndFind

Start working out and lose some weight you pudgy twit. Then find your own broad.


74 posted on 10/09/2012 7:47:45 AM PDT by LouAvul
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To: KevinB

Don’t apologize, diss me, that’s the tradition!


75 posted on 10/09/2012 9:25:42 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: carlo3b

that’s a lot of healing....knowing that I now see the real humor in your original post.

during my divorce I used to dream of beating my ex to death with a softball bat. I know that sounds really extreme but it was so very satisfying. All these years later we get along well enough to have dinner in a public place or eat at our daughter’s house for the holidays.

And yeah I did at least as much damage to the marriage as my ex did.


76 posted on 10/09/2012 10:23:28 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

I totally understand, I had to take her to court 8 times, just to see my kids.. Finally, I gave her everything (I MEAN EVERYTHING)I had if she would give me the children, and she took the deal.. It didn’t really surprise me..

I knew all along it was all about the money, because she also knew that I would do what had to be done to raise the kids, and if she made me give up the businesses, I would have full time to do it right..

I wanted to wring her neck, but just like most men that get screwed, we suck up and move along.. It’s all about the children after all..


77 posted on 10/09/2012 11:20:03 AM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: carlo3b

And that it is. Glad mine is doing so well


78 posted on 10/09/2012 12:53:33 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SeekAndFind

He could try Persian Wife Finder .com


79 posted on 10/09/2012 1:01:16 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: Revolting cat!

I read this whole thread and I can’t believe that no one explained the meaning of JAPS! FReepers are usually much more instructive!


80 posted on 10/09/2012 1:36:54 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Cyman; CSM

What’s a ‘JAPS’, could someone ‘splain? (Did I spell it right?)


81 posted on 10/09/2012 2:15:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: spetznaz

I agree with everything you said, Spetznaz. He’s looking in the wrong area, through the wrong prism.


82 posted on 10/09/2012 5:31:16 PM PDT by TheWriterTX (Riding the Long-Wave Economic Contraction, Baby!)
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To: SeekAndFind; Black Agnes
"beautiful, thin, smart, Jewish, a sense of humor and from New York — but not an “alpha.”"
Add politically conservative and "no cats" and that is pretty close to my list. Of course, I'm flexible, especially on the thin part.
Matchmaking is a joke. He should join some Jewish groups and lower his expectations a bit. The "no alpha" part, suggests mommy issues.
83 posted on 10/09/2012 6:47:09 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: SeekAndFind

If he will wait a while, Hillary Clinton might come available. There is hope!!!


84 posted on 10/09/2012 6:56:43 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: rmlew; spetznaz
If the portly whiner would have more realistic expectations, then his perfect match is right here.

No seriously! They are close enough in age and could help each other deal with their emotional baggage and other issues. They could join a gym together. The guy admitted that he blew 65 G's on dating services, so it's not like he is worried about his reputation. :)

85 posted on 10/09/2012 11:46:23 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Delta Dawn

RE: Hillary Clinton might come available.

He said he doesn’t like alpha females. Hillary-types are triple alphas if there ever was one.


86 posted on 10/10/2012 4:38:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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