Radio producer Jana Hocking reveals why money can’t buy happiness after dating a rich man
Radio producer Jana Hocking, 34, of Sydney’s Triple M station
A short relationship with a wealthy man taught an Australian radio producer that money alone doesn’t buy happiness.
Jana Hocking, who works at Sydney’s Triple M station, was dating an older man who was “well off enough” to own a Range Rover and a posh property in a popular suburb of the city.
The 34-year-old, who writes about her relationships and romantic getaways, said her well-heeled beau wants to settle down and start a family, the opposite of the stereotypical modern bachelor who flirts with other women and parties all over the place. the night. without calling.
The only problem was that she wasn’t.
âI believe the term for a guy like this is a ‘unicorn.’ They’re almost too good to be true,â she said. news.com.au.
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Ms Hocking (pictured) says she thrives on heated debate and wants a man who will challenge her intellectually on her frank views
Despite friends swooning for her new man, Ms Hocking was put off by her overly pleasant nature that allowed her to dominate the relationship with her desires and decisions at all times.
The outspoken journalist who “feeds off a good debate” was disappointed when her partner didn’t seem interested in challenging her candid views or even taking charge and making plans for them as a couple.
Ms Hocking said she always chooses which restaurants they dine at, which destinations they vacation in and constantly dictates the topic of conversation her boyfriend usually contributes little to.
Ms Hocking, who writes about her romantic getaways, was put off by the drudgery of dictating everything from vacation destinations to conversation pieces
Tired of the drudgery of dictating every aspect of their relationship, Ms Hocking began canceling her plans at the last minute and disappearing into bars with her friends without her partner knowing where she was.
The last straw came one morning when he asked her what they would do that day, and Ms. Hocking realized she had to break up.
While it is painful to let go of the comfortable life and idyllic future this man offers, Ms Hocking said the financial gain just isn’t worth being with someone she isn’t. not really like.
Since the breakup, Ms Hocking has said her ex has found love with a “gorgeous” woman who appreciates him for who he is.
âIt really was a unicorn. Not my unicorn, she said.
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She came out with a plethora of exciting new suitors that she found to be both engaging and intellectually stimulating.
Her experience dating a wealthy man made her wonder if many women take âthe easy wayâ of settling for someone simply because of their bank balance.
To avoid wasting time with men she’s incompatible with, Ms Hocking now wonders how she would feel if she had to sit with them on a long-haul flight before agreeing to a second date.
“It’s a simple question, but if the answer is ‘they would drive me nuts’, then it must be ‘see you later’.”
Ms Hocking said it was difficult to find the right romantic partner, but she was determined to keep trying until she met “the right one.”