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Uh, What?
Thursday, 2005 November 3 - 2:20 am
Man, you can get anything on eBay these days.

There's a woman who's selling a house for $600,000... and SHE COMES WITH IT. If you buy her house, you might get yourself a bride also.

She's got a web site, housewithbride.com. She had an auction on eBay but I can't find it there any more... I don't know if it expired, or if eBay took it down for some policy violation.

I don't really understand how this is supposed to work. If you buy the house and then you marry her, then you both still live in the house, and all your finances are combined together. So isn't this exactly the same as if you just move in with her, marry her, and no money changes hands at all? Or is there some prenuptial agreement that says she gets the money and you get the house?

For the record, neither the house nor the woman are my type. The house isn't exactly a mansion; it's 2842 square feet total, including the basement, and it sits on a tiny 0.11 acre lot. $600,000? I don't think so.

The woman isn't bad looking, but her web site reads like a tepid match.com ad, replete with clichés and grammatical errors:

I hope to find that special man, who wants to build a life with me and share this special home with me. Ideally that man is between 40 and 60 years old, is well educated and well spoken, and has a professional career. Since I am the daughter of a minister, spirituality is also important to me. Other important traits include love of travel and adventure, a good conversationalist, and a lover of animals. Although I don't have children, I do love them, and am very open to the role of "step-mother". It is important to me that a man be open and caring, kind in words and deeds, spontaneous to a certain extent, and takes pride in his appearance. It also goes without saying that I want to be with a man who is realistic about and committed to a relationship.

That last sentence is particularly interesting. REALISTIC ABOUT A RELATIONSHIP. It's a strange world when "realistic" means "buying a woman and her house on the Internet".

I'm so glad I'm off the market now. THANK YOU, AMY.
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Comment #1 from Jenn (Guest)
2005 Nov 3 - 11:15 pm : #
So are you telling us that if you weren't dating Amy and you were on the market, you would bid on this woman and her house?

I still think "You suck at pretending" is funny.
Comment #2 from Phil (Guest)
2005 Nov 3 - 11:32 pm : #
Thanks for the link. I love Denver and women with interesting ideas.
Comment #3 from Ken (realkato)
2005 Nov 4 - 7:53 pm : #
Jenn: Oh god no. This woman might not be my WORST nightmare, but she is right up there on the top ten nightmare list.

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