Skip to comments.Long Island tycoon blasts 'rip-off' matchmakers after spending $65G in search of love
Posted on 10/08/2012 7:18:39 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Money really cant 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.
Id trade it all in for a white picket fence, two kids, a dog. And you can have it all! Id take a $50,000-a-year job, work until I retire.
Im not a bad guy. I havent been to prison, he said. Its 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 dont 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 Lifes Lisa Clampitts women West Village girls who were too artsy.
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
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.
OK, someone educate me here — what on earth is an “alpha”? Is there a “Beta” or a “Gamma” too?
Let me guess...He's an Obama voter?
Larry, face it, you’re gonna have to get a shiksa from the heartland.
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.
OK, I got this definition from the Urban Dictionary:
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.
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.”
But I thought everybody has a right to marry the person the love.
Free advice: Move out of the Liberal hellhole of NY. Find some country gals. Larry is stuck on stupid.
“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.
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”.. :)
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!
“A fool and his money are lucky enough to get together in the first place.”
There was one ad recently...
“I am 30 years old and love animals. I always wanted a dog.”
30 and always wanted a dog?
He needs to go to Russia
Or some of the former Soviet Republics.
There also are a lot of nice traditional Jewish ladies in South America.
An alpha woman = high maintenance.
The guy doesn’t want a wife. He wants an accessory that will service him at night.
There are a gazillion JAPS out there and this putz spends $65 k for someone to put a slipper on one of them?
If that was a personal ad, a dog is the best he can hope for!
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
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 ).
NAD she has to be pretty
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.
lot of bitterness there pal
Theres a lot of them in Nassau County where he lives.
Jewish American Princesses.
Kind of like Jeremiah Wright was able to arrange a marriage for Michelle?
A man can only come up with so many excuses not to go with his wife to see The Vagina Monologues.
But candid in his honesty.
Oh sure, Ms Spindel.
Jewish American Princess
The A guy doesnt want a wife. He wants an accessory that will service him at night.
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.
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...
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.
Jewish American Princess
Jewish American Princess
LOL. I know this guy. I used to work at Opus Trading, too. My gosh, I am laughing so hard.
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.
yup if you are on the down low you might need some help
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
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.
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