No matter who you are, when you enter the dating world (bless your heart), you usually come to the table with a list of things you're looking for in your next boo.
Perhaps you want someone kind, driven, loyal or even just a good communicator, which means talking to you face-to-face and not only sharing feelings over text messages or through passive aggressive tweets to your Twitter followers.
Maybe you're looking for more tangible attributes, like someone who lives in a rent-stabilized apartment building or who has dual-citizenship in a country like Ireland.
But then again, maybe you are the kind of person who just openly wants to marry someone who has money — a lot of money.
Believe it or not, some guys are on the prowl for a lady who will take care of them, their bills and their contributions to their skinny 401(k). Just take a look at these six guys who are honest about why they're hoping to tie the knot with a sugar mama:
1. I don't want to work.
I'm at an age where I've worked hard in my career, and I've still gotten nowhere. And I'm over it. I want to marry a woman who has a big bank account and a trust fund. I want to marry a woman who will pay the bills, while I do my own thing at home, not worrying about making any money. I'm pretty open about this, too. When I'm on dating sites, I tell women that unless they make six figures or come from money, they might as well not waste my time. I don't see why this is a problem? Women do this to guys on dating sites all the time. Why is it horrible for a guy to say this to them?
— Larry B., 34
2. I want to be rich now.
I don't want to marry a sugar mama because I want to be rich in the future and know I'll always be taken care of. No, I want to find someone rich now, so I can have money now. I graduated college a few years ago and finally moved out of my parents' house to my own place. It's tiny, and I'm always struggling to pay bills and find fun things to do that I can afford. I want someone whom I can spend my 20s with — someone who has a ton of money and can pay for adventures now that we can't have later.
— Ross N., 24
3. I like being taken care of.
I'm a little high-maintenance, and I come from a family where the men were always taken care of. It can't be the opposite with the person I date. If she's looking for a guy to take care of her, that's not me. I'm looking for a boss to shower me with gifts and to make sure I'm always feeling and looking my best. It's a lot to ask, I know. But that's why I'm picky, and I refuse to settle for anything but the woman of my dreams.
— Rob W., 31
4. Because why not?
I'm on all these dating apps, and all I ever find myself going out with are girls who don't have jobs. They live off their parents' money or they have dead-end jobs where they know they'll never move up or get a raise. And none of these girls ever pull out their wallet on dates or offer to take me out. I'm sick of dating girls like this and want to date someone established, with a career, who makes more money than I do. I feel like this is something I am going to try and see what happens. Because honestly, why not?
— Matt G., 29
5. I'm trying to start a business.
I was laid off from my full-time job about five months ago. It was a total blow to my ego. Rather than making a resume and applying for a job to work for someone else, I decided I would try to work for myself. I am starting my own company and living off my savings account, but I don't have investors or anything yet. That's why I figured it would just be easy to date a rich investor or marry a rich girl. Then, she could fund my life and my business while I figure things out.
— Steve K., 29
6. I'm in a whole lot of debt.
I'm not looking to marry rich just to be rich and sit on my butt all day. I'm looking to marry into money so I can pay off $40,000 in student loans and $50,000 in credit card debit.
— Paul R., 31