1% Singles Cruises: Pity the Poor, Lonely Rich - Spear's Magazine

1% Singles Cruises: Pity the Poor, Lonely Rich

They are unlikely targets for public sympathy, but one group at least has got the poor, lonely rich on their mind. This year, the Society of Single Professionals is launching the sensitively named ’1% singles cruise’ and ’1% Singles Ball’ for those with plenty of lunch money and no one to take out.

They are unlikely targets for public sympathy, but one group at least has got the poor, lonely rich on their mind. This year, the Society of Single Professionals is launching the sensitively named ‘1% singles cruise’ and ‘1% Singles Ball’ for those with plenty of lunch money and no one to take out.

‘Everyone thinks the wealthy have it easy finding love,’ says the appropriately named Rich Gosse, Chairman of the Society for Single Professionals — in a press release first brought to my attention by Time Magazine.

‘Nothing could be further from the truth,’ he continues.  ‘The 1% live in constant fear that their money will attract gold diggers, seeking to enrich themselves. The 1% Singles Cruise and 1% Singles Ball will be opportunities for the wealthy to comfortably meet people on their own level, so they can feel more confident that the attraction is romantic rather than financial.’

Without wanting to belittle the plight of the love sick rich list, to say they live in ‘constant fear’ of ‘gold diggers’ is possibly stretching things a bit. And surely if you meet your new date on a HNW love boat that the 99 per cent needn’t bother trying to board, you can be pretty certain that they put finance above romance when it comes to choosing a mate.

The cruise will cost $14,455 for a Penthouse with a veranda, but the press release points out that less costly cabins will be available ‘since even the 1 % enjoy bargains.’ See – the rich are just like anyone else, only lonelier!

But on the subject of bargains, I’m sure that Annabel’s can virtually recreate the microcosm of the 1% Single Cruise, for a smaller price tag and with less risk of sea sickness.
 

 
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