Finding love as most of us know is not the easiest venture. It simply happens or it doesn’t. Of course the best way to find love often involves putting oneself out there in the world and having a degree of self love that will allow one to make themselves attractive to prospective partners. That said, one plastic surgeon who recently attended a networking event decided to use the networking event as his personal forum for finding love.
Explains Marc Ensign a social media guru who happened to attend a networking event recently where he then soon found himself along with 30 other individuals receiving an unsolicited email courtesy of one of the attendees, a well to do plastic surgeon (his words and then some as you are about to soon find out) who was finally ready for love and who had devised upon an ingenuous method of bringing love to his neck of the woods. Yes this is what you can do for me…
Tells Ensign: I met him briefly at a networking event not too long ago. The only words he shared with me that night were “here’s my card.” Being that I’m not much of a “shove my card down your throat” type of guy, when I meet someone like that I tend to plan my escape early on. And this time was no different.
I was able to get away. But not unscathed. He got his hands on my business card.
I didn’t give him much more thought until the next day when I received what I assumed was going to be the typical “it was nice meeting you” e-mail that bad networkers send out en masse the day after an event.
But this was no typical letter.
And the letter below is quite amazing in the zeal in which the plastic surgeon portends about his desire for love and what he is willing to do in order to get it and how to date he has managed (2 six month so so relationships which really did not go anywhere but here he was again willing to try one more time).
Have a read and ask yourself where the plastic surgeon is going wrong but then again one has to wonder as a society how we’ve come to appreciate and view life and love.
Which ought to make one wonder what one really wants out of love or if love for some is just an extension of their ego or that lacking within their own self and if in some cases, in particularly one plastic surgeon’s case, a superficial effort to smooth over years and years of neglect, folly and the constant beating of the elements including oneself,
Perhaps love for some is as simple as a temporary botox injection which will help the bumps and grooves of a sagging facial features, never mind the bumps and grooves being left unattended behind the skin….
The email as received by Ensign and a large consortium of guests the following day after the networking event as follows:
dear fellow networking event attendees,
i was very late to last night’s event, so i only got to meet a small fraction of you guys (i tried to hurry, but you really can’t hurry-up surgery!)
sorry about this mass email, but it’s more efficient on my end. i’m also kind of a “semi-professional networker” with 10,000 people in my gmail contacts list, 1,000 friends on my various FB accts (even though i don’t use FB myself), 1,000 followers on Twitter, and google will “auto populate” my name, so perhaps some of you “beginning” networkers will learn some tips of how i’m always trying to create a “win-win” (this skill set was stressed a lot when i got my MBA from NYU)
my situation is somewhat unusual in that i am the #1 surgeon of my type in the northeastern US by volume, and have performed nearly 20,000 procedures over the last 15 years, so i really don’t need additional income (which is the unusual part). i’m actually so successful that most of the reason i attend networking events these days is for personal networking, not business networking–i’m trying to meet the right woman to fall in love with, marry, and start a family with (i’m single, never married, and really want kids before i’m old!)
i’ve hired some professional matchmakers over the years, with OK results (eg i’ve dated 2 of the matches for 6 months each, which is pretty good). the services vary enormously in quality and price (with an imperfect correlation). for example, doing the math (ie taking their fee and dividing by the number of introductions they made), i’ve paid between $100 and $1,000 per introduction (which is worth it to me, even on the high end, since i have an unusual time/$ preference, ie have more $ than time)
clearly, i’m still trying to meet the right woman the “normal way” like out at events, or through dating websites (which is, shall i say, “normal-ish”). however, i do strongly feel that having as many sources as possible only increases the potential candidate pool, and increases my chances of meeting the right person (hence my offer to you)
so if you (or any of your friends) like playing matchmaker, please read my preferences/parameters below and try to help me out.
please send me the parameters and picture of the potential setup, so i can say if i’m interested, before you start introducing us (otherwise it’s kind of awkward then saying that i’m not interested). if interested, i’m offering the following “thank-you gifts” for your kind help:
- first date set up: $100 cash
- second date (with either same person, indicating a better match, or a 2nd person): +$200 or free latisse worth $300
- third date (again can be w same person): + $300 or free botox worth $500
- 4th date (w same or diff person): + $400 or free Juvederm injections worth $900
- 5th date (same conditions): + 500 cash or 1 eye free LASEK worth $2000:)
this is what i am in general looking for.
These are my Hard (Objective) Dating Parameters which are NOT Flexible:
(this means I am only willing to pay for introductions if ALL these criteria are met)
(if you want to set me up w someone missing 1 of these criteria, I may accept, but will not pay for that)
- Age 27-35 (ideally 28-34)
- No kids, wants kids in the next 1-2 years
- College graduate, doesn’t have to be a great school, but needs to have finished the degree
- Skinny (i.e. dress size 0-2, if you don’t know what that means (many men don’t) it means very skinny)
- Caucasian (not black, not Hispanic, not Asian)
- Healthy lifestyle (defined as no smoking, no drugs, good diet, no hard drinking,
These are things that I would ideally prefer, but don’t require (i.e. I am flexible about these criteria)
- Christian (any denomination is fine, I’m Catholic but not very religious, prefer any religion over none, must be religiously tolerant, will not be compatible with someone who thinks everyone else is damned)
- Graduate degree or very good undergraduate school (more compatible since I went to 3 Ivy League schools i.e. Dartmouth, Columbia & Harvard, as well as Emory and my MBA from NYU)
- Spent significant time in another country other than the US (either born somewhere else or lived out of the US for a total of a 6 months or more, not on a vacation, doing something like school or work)
- Spent significant time (>1 yr) living in a city of 1 million or more (so can live in NYC if moves here)
- Likes animals and pets, particularly dogs (because I plan to have a dog for the rest of my life)
These are the Soft (Objective) Criteria I require, but are difficult to match (because they’re qualitative)
- Attractive (like an 8 out of the 1-10 scale, 9-10 is actually bad as it comes with a lot of downside)
- Nice, normal, sweet, kind, altruistic, selfless, not entitled, bitchy, materialistic, selfish, self-centered
- Stylish, fashionable, polished, confident but not vain, superficial, overly concerned about looks
- Hard-working, real career, full-time job (unless in graduate school), achievement-oriented
- Highly functional Type B (not a Type A because too similar, not a Type B who can’t get stuff done)
- Easy-going, sense of humor, doesn’t take life or things too seriously, gets along well with everyone
- Good person, follows the Golden Rule, nice and kind to others, never does bad things because of values
- Good family, good role models, ideally good nuclear family so can emulate good patterns of behavior