A few years ago I had a startup. It got some good publicity, I was working with some huge companies and it was a lot of fun.
Then I found out that my main competitor sold for $80million to Facebook.
While things turned out fine with my company, it never was sold for that many commas.
I have, from time to time, imagined what my life would have been like had my company been the one to sell for $80M.
One thing is almost for sure: I’d be married already.
…but not for the reason you think.
I wouldn’t be married because I would have found some gold digger, but rather because more girls would have given me a chance.
See, I know that there are people whom I could have married (granted, I’m SO GRATEFUL I didn’t so that I could meet someone as incredible as my fiancee), but they just never gave things a shot when I was in the right place.
While money wouldn’t have bought them, it might have helped them to go on one more date, keep their mind open a little bit more, ignore some of the stories and preconceived notions of what a small-time dating blogger might be like. We might have fallen in love and gotten married. But it wasn’t until Annie that the right girl gave it the right shot at the right time…and I still don’t have $80M.
Now here is where it comes down to what is important: YOU!
All I’m saying is this: there are people, whom you probably already know, that you can marry, if you just give it a shot. Pretend as if they do have all the money you could ever want and ask yourself if you would honestly try just one more time.
So look over to your friend list, overlook your initial impressions and really look it over. Keep your heart open to the possibility and just give it one more honest chance to find love. I’m not saying find some tatted up crazy person and try to fall in love, but don’t be so scared because someone isn’t as attractive, isn’t as funny, isn’t as dynamic or isn’t as rich. You may just be seeing things wrong.
Because they might not be a millionaire…but, I think it was in the Bible or Gandhi or something who penned the ever-true words, “Money can’t buy me love.”