It must have cost a fortune, but in his mind everything was an investment, and this case the return was worth it. While men desire women who look like Meg Ryan, recent studies confirm that women are attracted to men who look as if they have wealth, or the ability to acquire it. His house had one of those home cinema screens and a wall of DVDs.
Think of all the new contacts he had made, and how he could show off his impressive collection of 20th-century art - I counted at least six Cy Twomblys that evening, a couple of Picassos and if I am not mistaken there was even a Rauschenberg in the loo - subtext: I am so rich I don't care where I put my paintings. Super-mates, whether the stick thin model or rich man, are not accessible to all, which is why when one of them invites you to dinner, you feel as if you are being allowed into a special club. I used to spend whole weekends watching the entire Doris Day collection in his sitting room, which was three times the size of my entire flat.
So when a handsome man I met at a party invited me to dinner, I didn't hesitate.
This was the catch - the relationship was on his terms.
Given that he spent a huge chunk of his time jetting around the globe, I had to be on call.
Even life-saving operations and procedures require the written signature of a male relative.
In cases of divorce, women are only allowed custody of their children until they reach the age of seven (boys) and nine (girls).
“Dressing for beauty” is illegal, and modest clothing and make up encouraged.