Would You Marry Someone For $10,000

@wolfie34 (26791)
United Kingdom
February 11, 2008 4:50pm CST
I love Muriel's Wedding I have lost count the number of times I've watched it! We watched it last night and I never get fed up with it, I am not one for romance I hate it and I usually prefer to watch horror and scifi, but this is one exception! For those who haven't watched it, it's a must! With Toni Collette set in Australia about a girl who's mad on Abba and dreams of her wedding! She meets through an ad a gorgeous South African Swimmer called David who needs to get married to be able to swim in the Australian team, so in return for marriage she gets $10,000! So would you marry someone for $10,000? As David said in the film how can you marry a stranger for money? Please watch the film if you haven't it's a wolfie recommendation! As I said I hate sloppy, slushy, romantic wedding films but this one is different.
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@Naomi17 (624)
22 Feb 08
No i wouldn't marry for money and i love romantic films, You probably know i met my hubby at age 16 he really did make the earth move for me he's not always romantic but he rocks my boat! Yesterday i was in panic mode, hospital appointment he had a lump removed in december but luckily it was benign and i celebrated by bursting into tears then hubby took me out for a meal as he said i knew you were worrying and the doctors face when i cried he said made my day!
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
22 Feb 08
You are very lucky, mind you, you are a lovely person and he's a lucky guy too x
• United States
12 Feb 08
Oh, Wolfie, I LOVE this movie! It made me a fan of Toni Collette. I love that there are deeper issues at hand with this girl and that she turns out to be so much more complicated than you think she is to begin with. In response to your question, would I marry someone for 10,000 dollars? That's an easy one, absolutely not. There was a time when 10,000 was a huge amount of money, but no longer! That would barely pay off my car! I believe that you marry the person you love and that money should have absolutely nothing to do with it. I was actually approached a number of years ago to do something like that. It was for a Japanese man who was trying to marry and gain citizenship in this country. The amount of money was, at the time, rather substantial. The offer was for 20,000, which would have been half up front and the other half paid after a year. I couldn't do it. Legality notwithstanding, it just seemed morally wrong and I battled with myself for a long time about it. I opted to be able to live with myself rather than pay a few more bills.
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 08
Highly commendable my friend, you walked away with your integrity and you were a stronger person for it, well done x
@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 08
No I wouldn't It would not make a happy Marriage at all In a Marriage money is not the important thing it is love Companionship care and being with each other not matter what Hugs xxxxxxxxx
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 08
Marriage can get in the way of a good relationship! Hugs to you and my bessie mate Gissi x
@mummymo (23707)
13 Feb 08
Ok wolfie sweety I am ashamed to admit this but I have never watched the film - I hang my head in shame before you! I don't think I would marry anyone for money and I know this sounds hypocritical as I was married before but I believe the marriage vows are sacred and not something to be entered into lightly. I did everything I could to save my marriage but even the Catholic Marriage Advisory Service advised me very strongly to leave my ex - in fact at one point he begged me to leave him as he was scared he would kill me when he lost his temper! xxx
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 08
Right, ok, I'm coming over with a copy of the dvd, a bottle of red and a loofah, ok with you sweets? xxxxx
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@mummymo (23707)
18 Feb 08
OK, are you for real - I can't wait!xxx
• United States
11 Feb 08
I would if I could get a divorce 17 hours later like Britany Spears does. LOL But if I had to marry someone and stay married to them for any significant length of time I couldn't do it. After the money was gone so would I be.
• Australia
12 Feb 08
Yep,Im with you on this one!LOL!
@herrygs (133)
• Indonesia
12 Feb 08
no I wouldn't. For a marriage is a bless gift for me, a lot of hard way to reach it, to keep it strong, and finally we can show it to our children what a mmariage are for. to love each other with combine two people from differnt family background become one solid family.
• Australia
12 Feb 08
Nah, not $10,000. $10 million, may be. Haha...
• Canada
12 Feb 08
no i will not marry some one if she will give me 10000 dollars. i believe in love with no limits. if some one will give me 1 million dollars too, i won't be marring her. so think before knotting.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Feb 08
LOL, wolfie! Being as broke as I am right now I probably would jump at the chance. Seriously, though, I think it would depend upon your particular circumstances at the time. A person who is flat broke might be tempted to do something foolish like that. I would love to see the movie, and I will try to locate it. It reminds me of the movie Green Card starring Andie MacDowell and Gerard DePardieu some years ago. It was very enjoyable.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Feb 08
LOL, wolfie! Being as broke as I am right now I probably would jump at the chance. Seriously, though, I think it would depend upon your particular circumstances at the time. A person who is flat broke might be tempted to do something foolish like that. I would love to see the movie, and I will try to locate it. It reminds me of the movie Green Card starring Andie MacDowell and Gerard DePardieu some years ago. It was very enjoyable.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Feb 08
LOL, wolfie! Being as broke as I am right now I probably would jump at the chance. Seriously, though, I think it would depend upon your particular circumstances at the time. A person who is flat broke might be tempted to do something foolish like that. I would love to see the movie, and I will try to locate it. It reminds me of the movie Green Card starring Andie MacDowell and Gerard DePardieu some years ago. It was very enjoyable.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Feb 08
LOL, wolfie! I feel about now that I would marry someone for much less than $10,000. I suppose you would have to take into account the person's situation. If I needed the money desperately I believe I would -unless they were grossly ugly or smelly, ew.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Feb 08
LOL, wolfie! I feel about now that I would marry someone for much less than $10,000. I suppose you would have to take into account the person's situation. If I needed the money desperately I believe I would -unless they were grossly ugly or smelly, ew.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
12 Feb 08
LOL, wolfie! I feel about now that I would marry someone for much less than $10,000. I suppose you would have to take into account the person's situation. If I needed the money desperately I believe I would -unless they were grossly ugly or smelly, ew.
@ozkid92 (550)
• United States
12 Feb 08
$10,000 dollars doesn't buy you a whole lot these days, if you consider how much might get used up on bills and taxes. Plus there are other much easier much less committing ways to make even more than that. So no it's not at all worth it. Besides I dont think you can put a price on love. You have to find it by chance and then you'll know when you've found that priceless person.
• Indonesia
12 Feb 08
well, $10,000 is tempting indeed. but for me marriage is once for a lifetime and I cannot compromise my whole life with someone for $10,000 if later it will be totally not like that one with the person I really love so ... I will think twice before I say I will. :P
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Maybe I am crazy, but not as crazy to marry someone for money. This is very wired idea. I know that some people are doing it in USA for green card. I would say NO....
@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
11 Feb 08
Hello wolfie34, Thank for your recommendation, I'll take a note to see it. It must be special as it is the exception. To answer your question, No, I won't marry for $10,000. I don't know but I could/would probably never appreciate the idea of marriage as a business contract. Moreover, the girl who is paying me $10,000, for any reason, certainly has the potential and perfect mind to cost me $100,000. So, even in business terms, it may not be the best deal:-)
• United States
11 Feb 08
I started a post a while back where I said I would marry a friend to keep him here in the U.S.I got many a reply that said it is against the law here. So let's say it was legal. I would marry a complete stranger but not for 10,000. My price would be at least 100,000 each year we stay "married".And there has to be a written contract that there aren't to be any children.
• Indonesia
11 Feb 08
I'm obviously wont marry a stranger because of money. i believed in a married that based on love. i just cant imagine that i will spend my life with someone i don't love because of money. i can't do it. will it be a long nice married? maybe sometime yes, but i think money is not the way to reach happiness.