The Business of Love

April 18, 2017
“You’ve aged out of marrying for love.”
I pursed my lips up, “The hell? I’m thir-TY!”
“Marriage at this point for you is a business acquisition.”
I rolled my eyes, “I don’t want to look at my potential mate as a business merger.”
Oh wait, this would be a great time to put my Masters in Business Management to use. A merger is when two companies join forces and become a new company. It reminds me of Jay Z and Beyonce. Their relationship was an incredible merger and that was obvious with their “On the Run” tour. An acquisition is when one company purchases the other. It’s kind of like the mail order brides or Mister and Celie from “The Color Purple”. It’s nice to see my student loan debt wasn’t in vain.
He continued, “At this point you need to find the mate who has the same end goal as you. How much money do you want your family to make at the end of the year? What do you want your family’s image to be? How many properties do you want to own? How many vacations do you want to take a year? How many square feet do you want your house to be? What’s the retirement fund going to look like? These are the questions you ask yourself about a potential life mate at 30.
I gave him a side eye and dryly said, “…and here I am looking for somebody who can make me laugh, understand my obsession with Janet Jackson, and agrees with me that hot Cheetos and chocolate milk make a good combo.”
He shook his finger at me, “Alright now. Look at your favorite celebrities. When it was time to get married, they married up or somebody who could add to their wealth and goals. When they are dating for fun, they are dating their background dancers.”
Was he right?
He continued, “Looking for love at this point is a poor man’s dream.”

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  • Reply KK April 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Love this post. All of your post are wonderful

    • Reply ebony April 18, 2017 at 11:27 pm

      Thanks KK!!!

  • Reply Destiny April 23, 2017 at 12:13 am

    I literally had this talk with my friends today and the last thing I want is for my marriage to be a business decision! I’m still that hopeless romantic that believes in actual commitment and love and all things mushy. Sighs.

    • Reply ebony April 24, 2017 at 10:45 am

      Well, I turn 31 this year…actually in a couple of weeks. When you date as much as I have and dealt with every eff boy known to man, you start being more of a strategic romantic. LOL

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