Would you marry for money?

  1. A friend of a friend has offered me $10,000 to marry a man so he can become an American citizen. I am wondering if I should or not. What would you do?
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  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Blackcat99
    A friend of a friend has offered me $10,000 to marry a man so he can become an American citizen. I am wondering if I should or not. What would you do?
    My first thought is $10,000 is not very much money.

    steph
    Last edit by Spidey's mom on Jan 6, '05 : Reason: typo
  4. by   deadhead359
    About 20 years ago I was offered the same amount of money to marry someone so he could become an American, interesting how the price hasn't gone up. I didn't do it. I think that they are a lot more scrutinizing now about the relationship than back then. Though I know some men who have lied and wooed naive American women into marrying them to get a green card. Getting paid for a service with everything on the table would be a bit more honest (probably not the right word)...I agree that it isn't a lot of money when you look at the big picture
  5. by   live4today
    Quote from blackcat99
    a friend of a friend has offered me $10,000 to marry a man so he can become an american citizen. i am wondering if i should or not. what would you do?
    my first thought... ....hell yea, i'd do it! i've already had two marriage contracts with sons of the devil and moved on, so who knows...perhaps i should buy hubby number 3.

    ummm....would that give me the right to order him around or else threaten to turn him over to the authorities when he misbehaves?
  6. by   live4today
    Quote from deadhead359
    ....................i agree that it isn't a lot of money
    when you look at the big picture

    gee deadhead359, i dunno! :uhoh21: with $10,000.00 i would be able to pay off two major credit cards and a few other bills. :chuckle
  7. by   psychonurse
    I don't think any amount of money is worth marrying someone that you don't love and only marrying for the money. I don't really care if it is just for them to get thier green card but there is something called the sanctitiy (spelling is bad) of marriage. And how knows what kind of monster you end up with...he could take you back to his country and you could end up getting stuck there...It would take a lot more money for me to get involved in something like that so I guess I am an old stick in the mud......
  8. by   llg
    I thought that was against the law. That's not much money for committing a crime. If you're caught, your criminal record would be with you for life -- even if the man were gone.

    llg
  9. by   lisamc1RN
    I totally agree with llg. $10,000 is here today, gone tomorrow. A criminal record will be with you forever. I can think of a whole lot more honest ways to pay my credit card debt down. Look at it this way. Even if you don't get caught, you will always know that you have compromised your integrity by doing something illegal. The cost isn't worth it.
  10. by   live4today
    [quote=psychonurse]i don't think any amount of money is worth marrying someone that you don't love and only marrying for the money........and how knows what kind of monster you end up with.................quote]

    all kidding aside......twice i married for love, and ended up finding out years later that they weren't men at all, but monsters! :stone i didn't have to pay them money to marry me either. all i did was say "i do" to their "will you marry me", and when i got dumped.......i don't recall them offering to pay me to break the contract that i held so precious and sacreligious.

    sooooo.....i've known and married men who have made deals with the devil, only you don't learn about it until you are heart and soul deep into the relationship, and you don't need to be taken out of your country to live with these freaks...they walk the streets among us all the time. for example (besides myself)...........lacy peterson, amber frey, nicole simpson....to name a few........all trusted their men, and look what happened to them.
  11. by   live4today
    Quote from lisamc1
    ...................I can think of a whole lot more honest ways to pay my credit card debt down..................The cost isn't worth it.
    Ummm....I was laughing (note the laughing emoticon) when I said that. I'm actually finding this humorous....laughter is good for me soul, so let me have my laugh okay.
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I honestly was naive enough to have thought you were joking here......you are not? Dang, well, if you are serious, I vote an obvious NO!!!!
  13. by   caroladybelle
    I recently lost a long term relationship.

    And was an idiot, so went to try the online shtick.

    If I was depressed before...the offers there would be enough to make me jump off a cliff.

    Both sites would for religious clientele.

    I have now been "approached" by a large number of men obviously seeking a green card relationship. Many of them Muslim (and I was on a Jewish site). And they are very persistant.

    At least yours offered 10,000...my most recent offer was 5,000...I'm insulted as I am surely worth more.

    And no, there is no amount of money that would tempt me to a green card marriage...heck, there a few men interesting enough out there for me to consider dating, much less marrying them.
  14. by   GPatty
    Uh....NO!

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