You don’t find yourself a prince by dating a pauper.
Take, for example, Willem Marx: a Marlborough and Oxford educated journalist, has won Emmy awards for his excellence in journalism. He was worked for CNN, Dan Rather, and Men’s Vogue, to name a few.
Or perhaps Henry Ropner: the 30-year-old shipping heir, son of Sir John Ropner, who will inherit a £33.7 million shipping management firm.
These men have few things in common, but there is one major tie that binds them together. They are Catherine’s, the Duchess of Cambridge, ex-boyfriends.
Similarly, Pippa has been known to spend her time with investment bankers. These men may not have sangre real, but they are far from paupers. For Kate and Pippa, they were seemingly prince-like.
I have spent my days with that mantra: I will not find my prince by dating paupers. In my high school and college days, this proved to be difficult – most men were paupers by default, surviving off Ramen noodles and Hanes t-shirts.
So when I finally found myself in the company of a hedge fund manager who lived on Central Park South, I was a bit perplexed. I hardly knew how to act. He was smart, and witty, and interesting to talk to, although we were both a bit taken by the wine from the party where we had met. I spent the evening walking around Manhattan with him, searching desperately for a place to eat at 1 a.m. (in case you did not already know, Manhattan does sleep. Quite disappointing)
Around 3 a.m., I returned to my friend’s apartment and bid farewell to the hedge fund manager. We have not spoken much since, and I am certain it was just a night to remember, not a relationship to last. For days, the words “hedge fund” and “Central Park South” flashed in my mind (often followed by “gold digger,” which is another story all together).
On paper, he was a Middleton-worthy man, but the spark was not there. The connection soon fizzled, along with the bubbles from the Prosecco.
I will not find a prince by dating paupers, but I also cannot find Prince Charming in every prince.
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