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Catapharact
01-11-06, 01:40
LOL! God, they actually tabulated this?! Meh... Sure brings in a new prespective. However... Its nothing... It really isn't.

Romantic View:

Her everlasting grace and her undying love for you is worth more than any trivial monetary value.

Non-Romantic View:

You're getting laid for it, so don't flippin complain! Capiche?

On with the tabulation:

A 50-year marriage will run you a cool $590,400. Make it count.

What You'll Give Her: Flowers

Cost in a Year: $300
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $15,000

What You'll Give Her: Cards for all the usual reasons

Cost in a Year: $21
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $1,050

What You'll Give Her: Dinners out

Cost in a Year: $2,526
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $126,300

What You'll Give Her: Expensive dinners to apologize

Cost in a Year: $700
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $35,000

What You'll Give Her: Theater, movie, concert tickets

Cost in a Year: $752
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $37,600

What You'll Give Her: Vacations

Cost in a Year: $2,913
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $145,650

What You'll Give Her: Jewelry

Cost in a Year: $1,336
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $66,800

What You'll Give Her: Lingerie

Cost in a Year: $122
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $6,100

What You'll Give Her: Trips to the spa

Cost in a Year: $275
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $13,750

What You'll Give Her: Haircuts, grooming products for you

Cost in a Year: $1,000
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $50,000

What You'll Give Her: Vasectomy after the kids are born

Cost in a Year: $1,000
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $1,000

What You'll Give Her: Caring for the dog she loves so much

Cost in a Year: $1,266
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $63,300

What You'll Give Her: Valentine's Day

Cost in a Year: $86
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $4,300

What You'll Give Her: Mother's Day

Cost in a Year: $70
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $3,500

What You'll Give Her: Holiday, anniversary, birthday gifts

Cost in a Year: $421
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $21,050

TOTAL Cost in a Year: $12,788
TOTAL Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $590,400

Source: http://men.msn.com/articlebl.aspx?cp-documentid=1022245

PirateRose
01-11-06, 02:14
You're a real romantic Catapharact.

rofl, I liked this a lot.

xMiSsCrOfTx
01-11-06, 02:27
Damn. That's a lotta dough.

frostfur452
01-11-06, 10:39
I reckon I'd be more expensive... I've already been told I'm not cheap to keep for how many times my cars break down and need fixing haha

rika2
01-11-06, 14:27
and what do they give us? about 1000$ on 50 years of marriage... :p

Janny
01-11-06, 14:49
Around here the gals aren't quite taken out for dinners at all, only the very rich. If I'd be married, I would save money and forget about all those expensive spas.
But probaby many would love all the attention and gifts. But let's be honest, what guy would pay so much? :eek:

Gabi
01-11-06, 15:45
A 50-year marriage will run you a cool $590,400. Make it count.

What You'll Give Her: Flowers

Cost in a Year: $300
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $15,000

What You'll Give Her: Cards for all the usual reasons

Cost in a Year: $21
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $1,050

What You'll Give Her: Dinners out

Cost in a Year: $2,526
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $126,300

What You'll Give Her: Expensive dinners to apologize

Cost in a Year: $700
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $35,000

What You'll Give Her: Theater, movie, concert tickets

Cost in a Year: $752
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $37,600

What You'll Give Her: Vacations

Cost in a Year: $2,913
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $145,650

What You'll Give Her: Jewelry

Cost in a Year: $1,336
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $66,800

What You'll Give Her: Lingerie

Cost in a Year: $122
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $6,100

What You'll Give Her: Trips to the spa

Cost in a Year: $275
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $13,750

What You'll Give Her: Haircuts, grooming products for you

Cost in a Year: $1,000
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $50,000

What You'll Give Her: Vasectomy after the kids are born

Cost in a Year: $1,000
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $1,000

What You'll Give Her: Caring for the dog she loves so much

Cost in a Year: $1,266
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $63,300

What You'll Give Her: Valentine's Day

Cost in a Year: $86
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $4,300

What You'll Give Her: Mother's Day

Cost in a Year: $70
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $3,500

What You'll Give Her: Holiday, anniversary, birthday gifts

Cost in a Year: $421
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $21,050

TOTAL Cost in a Year: $12,788
TOTAL Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $590,400



What she will give you: a happy married life together.
Priceless!!

ELEN
01-11-06, 15:52
LOL! Although I can get most of them by myself. I don't need a husband.

What she will give you: a happy married life together.
Priceless!!

:tmb:

rika2
01-11-06, 15:56
What she will give you: a happy married life together.
Priceless!!

when she doesn't cheat with the hot pool guy :whi:

Paperdoll
01-11-06, 15:58
when she doesn't cheat with the hot pool guy :whi:

That's only true if you're an 80 year old millionaire with a hot wife :whi: :p

JamesFKirk
01-11-06, 16:35
That's only true if you're an 80 year old millionaire with a hot wife :whi: :p
Don't bet on it. You don't want me to tell you of my experiences of being cheated :P

Paperdoll
01-11-06, 16:36
Don't bet on it. You don't want me to tell you of my experiences of being cheated :P

Every person is a different case... I was just taking the soap opera approach :p

Elysia
01-11-06, 16:46
REALITY:
What You'll Give Her: Flowers

Cost in a Year: $0
Flowers were to get her into bed BEFORE you married her.

What You'll Give Her: Cards for all the usual reasons

Cost in a Year: $2.50
Birthday card if you're lucky...

What You'll Give Her: Dinners out

Cost in a Year: $15.99
Pizza doesn't cost that much

What You'll Give Her: Expensive dinners to apologize

Cost in a Year: $0
Get a man to admit he's wrong? Don't make me laugh!

What You'll Give Her: Theater, movie, concert tickets

Cost in a Year: $5
To go to the cinema, and only if Angelina's in it.

What You'll Give Her: Vacations

Cost in a Year: $100
Too expensive by half... off to Butlins it is. Again...

What You'll Give Her: Jewelry

Cost in a Year: $0
Cone! You got an engagement ring! Stop bloody complaining...

What You'll Give Her: Lingerie

Cost in a Year: $0
Lingerie is a waste of money. It just gets torn.

What You'll Give Her: Trips to the spa

Cost in a Year: $0
S...p...a? What's that? What can she do there that she can't do in a hot bath with a bottle of Head and Shoulders?

What You'll Give Her: Haircuts, grooming products for you

Cost in a Year: $0
Sod that - she wants a hair cut, she can either pay for it or go to the three quid bloke I see...

What You'll Give Her: Vasectomy after the kids are born

Cost in a Year: $0
If anyone is touching my tackle, it's on the NHS

What You'll Give Her: Valentine's Day

Cost in a Year: $2.50
A box of choccies and 30 minutes of foreplay should do it...

What You'll Give Her: Mother's Day

Cost in a Year: $0
Hey, isn't that the kid's job?

What You'll Give Her: Holiday, anniversary, birthday gifts

Cost in a Year: $50
Bottle of white wine and a boc of choccies... can't go wrong with those.

As for the dog... well, he's mine, ain't he?

TOTAL Cost in a Year: $175.99
TOTAL Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $8799. 50

I've got 8 years experience of this... ;) :D

Thorir
01-11-06, 16:48
Lovely revised list, Elysia! :D :D :D

Melonie Tomb Raider
01-11-06, 17:11
Worth every penny and much more if you are married to your true love. :)

jarhead
01-11-06, 17:24
A much more realistic list,


LMAO at the pizza, H%S and Valentines one :vlol:

tampi
01-11-06, 17:35
:rolleyes::whi: You have not put the plate cost…

At the moment it seems that they are flying several launched sets of dishes….fiu, fiu fiiiiu fiiiu fiu
:eek: :yik: :eek: :yik:

:vlol: :D

Neteru
01-11-06, 17:38
^ :vlol: So that would account for bumps on your head eh tampi? :D

Anubis_AF
01-11-06, 17:41
What she will give you: a happy married life together.
Priceless!!

It can never be guaranteed! :(

tampi
01-11-06, 17:54
^ :vlol: So that would account for bumps on your head eh tampi? :D

:vlol: :vlol: :tmb:

You do not see that I take cap? :D

just croft
01-11-06, 18:27
What You'll Give Her: Vasectomy after the kids are born

Cost in a Year: $1,000
Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $1,000



YOU WISH!!!!!!! :tea: :tea: :tea:

only Croft
01-11-06, 18:28
MY GOD LOOOOOOOOL XDDDD :vlol: :vlol:

Ada the Mental
01-11-06, 18:32
REALITY:
What You'll Give Her: Flowers

Cost in a Year: $0
Flowers were to get her into bed BEFORE you married her.

What You'll Give Her: Cards for all the usual reasons

Cost in a Year: $2.50
Birthday card if you're lucky...

What You'll Give Her: Dinners out

Cost in a Year: $15.99
Pizza doesn't cost that much

What You'll Give Her: Expensive dinners to apologize

Cost in a Year: $0
Get a man to admit he's wrong? Don't make me laugh!

What You'll Give Her: Theater, movie, concert tickets

Cost in a Year: $5
To go to the cinema, and only if Angelina's in it.

What You'll Give Her: Vacations

Cost in a Year: $100
Too expensive by half... off to Butlins it is. Again...

What You'll Give Her: Jewelry

Cost in a Year: $0
Cone! You got an engagement ring! Stop bloody complaining...

What You'll Give Her: Lingerie

Cost in a Year: $0
Lingerie is a waste of money. It just gets torn.

What You'll Give Her: Trips to the spa

Cost in a Year: $0
S...p...a? What's that? What can she do there that she can't do in a hot bath with a bottle of Head and Shoulders?

What You'll Give Her: Haircuts, grooming products for you

Cost in a Year: $0
Sod that - she wants a hair cut, she can either pay for it or go to the three quid bloke I see...

What You'll Give Her: Vasectomy after the kids are born

Cost in a Year: $0
If anyone is touching my tackle, it's on the NHS

What You'll Give Her: Valentine's Day

Cost in a Year: $2.50
A box of choccies and 30 minutes of foreplay should do it...

What You'll Give Her: Mother's Day

Cost in a Year: $0
Hey, isn't that the kid's job?

What You'll Give Her: Holiday, anniversary, birthday gifts

Cost in a Year: $50
Bottle of white wine and a boc of choccies... can't go wrong with those.

As for the dog... well, he's mine, ain't he?

TOTAL Cost in a Year: $175.99
TOTAL Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $8799. 50

I've got 8 years experience of this... ;) :D
:vlol::tmb:

rika2
01-11-06, 18:50
It can never be guaranteed! :(

if you pay her all that... it'll be VERY happy :rolleyes:

Melonie Tomb Raider
01-11-06, 19:34
It can never be guaranteed! :(

Which is why if you get married, you better be sure that they are the right one for you. Otherwise you're taking a gamble.

StarCroft:AOD
01-11-06, 21:27
Worth every penny and much more if you are married to your true love. :)

Agreed!. :tmb:

DragonDan
01-11-06, 22:00
The prices quoted for Flowers, dinners out and vacations are way too low. Either that, or my now ex-girlfriend was just too damn expensive!

Catapharact
01-11-06, 22:09
REALITY:
What You'll Give Her: Flowers

Cost in a Year: $0
Flowers were to get her into bed BEFORE you married her.

What You'll Give Her: Cards for all the usual reasons

Cost in a Year: $2.50
Birthday card if you're lucky...

What You'll Give Her: Dinners out

Cost in a Year: $15.99
Pizza doesn't cost that much

What You'll Give Her: Expensive dinners to apologize

Cost in a Year: $0
Get a man to admit he's wrong? Don't make me laugh!

What You'll Give Her: Theater, movie, concert tickets

Cost in a Year: $5
To go to the cinema, and only if Angelina's in it.

What You'll Give Her: Vacations

Cost in a Year: $100
Too expensive by half... off to Butlins it is. Again...

What You'll Give Her: Jewelry

Cost in a Year: $0
Cone! You got an engagement ring! Stop bloody complaining...

What You'll Give Her: Lingerie

Cost in a Year: $0
Lingerie is a waste of money. It just gets torn.

What You'll Give Her: Trips to the spa

Cost in a Year: $0
S...p...a? What's that? What can she do there that she can't do in a hot bath with a bottle of Head and Shoulders?

What You'll Give Her: Haircuts, grooming products for you

Cost in a Year: $0
Sod that - she wants a hair cut, she can either pay for it or go to the three quid bloke I see...

What You'll Give Her: Vasectomy after the kids are born

Cost in a Year: $0
If anyone is touching my tackle, it's on the NHS

What You'll Give Her: Valentine's Day

Cost in a Year: $2.50
A box of choccies and 30 minutes of foreplay should do it...

What You'll Give Her: Mother's Day

Cost in a Year: $0
Hey, isn't that the kid's job?

What You'll Give Her: Holiday, anniversary, birthday gifts

Cost in a Year: $50
Bottle of white wine and a boc of choccies... can't go wrong with those.

As for the dog... well, he's mine, ain't he?

TOTAL Cost in a Year: $175.99
TOTAL Cost Over a 50-Year Marriage: $8799. 50

I've got 8 years experience of this... ;) :D

*Insert point about why Alpha Jocks rule :p.* They have it all...

To the rest of you all:

And for the points flying about as to a wife can't give you anything... Biggest bunch of bull**** ever. Ok, so many of you didn't experience true love in your life (and with your attitudes... You might never.) A practical POV:

My fiancee is a total fencing fanatic. She got into it when she was just 9 and she won her fill of competitions during high school. I learned quite a bit from her in the art of fencing (persaonally... I prefer the Sabre over the Eepe style... Gives me the edge for a change Lol!)

A good relationship helps partners teach each other new skills and experiences. It not only brings em togather closer but it also strenghtens each of them individually as well.

LadyNatCroft
01-11-06, 23:32
Wow - don't show my husband this:vlol: