EuroMillions lottery winner Jane Park is making headlines by offering something like an annual “salary” to a man of her choice who is willing to date her and essentially be her partner for money, a whopping $77,000 (£60,000) per year.
The 23 year old woman made headlines all the way back in 2012, when she became reportedly the youngest lottery millionaire in Britain, at the age of approximately 16. Now, she might actually be pursuing something a little more than just a relationship with this decision to offer a partner an annual salary, because now, she is launching a website.
She launching a website that looks like a business endeavor or some kind of publicity stunt, like that old Tila Tequila show type of thing, where men can fill out an application to be her boyfriend.
You can tell some kind of money is intended to be made from this, or at least as contrived as it is, it should be made from this or she’s going to lose all her lottery winnings, because this is all going to be the center of a documentary set to come out next year.
A source revealed to the Mirror in the UK that amid a string of failed relationships, Jane decided to do this. Why she felt money, the thing that everybody is fake for, would be the essential factor in a relationship working is beyond me.
It’s not easy to become a millionaire, money is something with such great power, there are myriad ways it can corrupt a person or encourage unhealthy habits in them.
Back in 2016, Jane broke up with her partner who was an X Factor finalist, Sam Callahan, because he allegedly cheated. She tried to date a football player named Jordan Piggott and that didn’t work either.
The source speaking to tabloid mainstream media said:
“Jane is amazing and has so much to give but she has found herself alone again as since she won, she’s had terrible luck. She’s never sure whether she is being loved for herself or for her bank balance. So she would rather have the arrangement out in the open.
Jane has a tendency to be insecure sometimes and worries about people’s motives. She is willing to pay the right price for someone loyal.”
Before winning that lottery, she used to work an £8-an-hour admin temp job, living with her mother in a two bedroom Edinburgh council flat.
It can be observed by anybody that money corrupts, and many times attempts have been made to scientifically quantify the fact that money is capable of wielding a negative influence over people.
Researchers literally found that doing nothing more than think about money makes people significantly more likely to engage in morally unethical behavior, such as cheating, lying and stealing.
Four studies conducted by the University of Utah and Harvard University basically found that money is the root of all evil.
324 total participants were observed in the studies, and they were all subconsciously fed thoughts about money, via images of currency, money related words, etc.
Then, their behavior was observed, and it indicated an increased focus on greedy things.
An author of the study and associate professor at the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, Kristin Smith-Crowe said:
“Across all of these studies we found that participants who were merely exposed to the concept of money were more likely to demonstrate unethical intentions, decisions, and behavior than participants in a control condition.”
Sometimes studies seem a little bit contrived. Maybe it wasn’t the greatest evidence that money makes people greedy, but if it’s that easy for an official study to quantify it even with fairly abstract or contrived methods, doesn’t that mean it rings true?