Ladies, He’s Single! New York Doctor Offers Surgery for Dates With Young, Thin, Ivy-League, Christian Women

New York eye doctor Emil Chynn is a hopeless romantic.

For a first date, he’ll shell out a $100 reward. He’ll offer free eyelash-enhancer Latisse or pay $200 for the second date; he’ll offer free Botox or pay $300 for a third date; he’ll offer free Juvederm injections or $400 for a fourth date; and free Lasek surgery on one eye worth $2,000 or $500 cash for a fifth date.

But Chynn, 47, has his standards. He won’t even consider dating any applicants unless they confirm that they meet the following criteria.

“Very skinny” dress size 0-2, white, aged 27-35, graduate of an Ivy League school, “Type B” personality (not “Type A” like him), and a rating of 8 or 9 on a 1-to-10 attractiveness scale. …  [S]pent time outside of the United States and … has lived in a city of more than 1 million people.

Oh, and another non-negotiable requirement:

She must also be a Christian.

Can you feel the Jesusy love emanating from Dr. Chynn’s approach to finding a mate?

He’s previously tried to get acquainted with marriageable women through the classified ads. There, too, Chynn had something to give besides his own sweet self: he offered a $10,000 charity donation to successful matchmakers.

Hopeless romantic, indeed.

About Terry Firma

Terry Firma, though born and Journalism-school-educated in Europe, has lived in the U.S. for the past 20-odd years. Stateside, his feature articles have been published in the New York Times, Reason, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Wired. Terry is the founder and Main Mischief Maker of Moral Compass, a site that pokes fun at the delusional claim by people of faith that a belief in God equips them with superior moral standards.

  • Don Gwinn

    He considers himself a Type A personality. He wants a “Type B Personality” in his woman. The least charitable translation of that would be, “I like to be in charge and don’t like having to consider how others feel or what they think. I’d like my woman to enjoy following my lead and putting my feelings first.”

    Translating the entire article, we get:
    “I am probably not a serial killer or serial rapist as far as you know.”

    • Kodie

      I was looking at this again – I might be falling for a stereotype, but I don’t know how you find a “Type B” very skinny graduate of an Ivy League school. Who is also a gold-digger. He is pretty much searching for a high-achieving perfectionist of her own means, which is a “Type A” kind of thing, I think, and a non-romantic opportunist. He wants someone who will not clash with him or control him, but has to have the “Type A” discipline to control herself to within a narrow ideal, or just happens to be a laid-back, non-controlling, accepting of his nonsense, naturally very thin woman who barely graduated with a 2.5 (or whatever doesn’t get you failed out), and also beautiful by society’s standard for ordinary-girl-not-a-model with short eyelashes, and starting to get a little crease between her eyebrows who doesn’t mind going on a little ride and getting out as soon as she’s gotten all the work done, while my senses say anyone who meets the criteria would be able to pay for her own procedures and would not find the incentives as appealing as he thinks they will. She is probably already some kind of Christian, but even if she’s not, I don’t know how hard it is to act like you are, if you’re also the type to take someone like this up on their offers.

      • Don Gwinn

        You make a valid and heretofore unconsidered point: where does one find a successful Ivy League graduate willing to “date” a weirdo for $100?

        Is it possible that this guy is trying to do a version of “The Game?” Like, is he trying to “neg” these women harder than his competition?
        “Come on, baby, let’s go somewhere alone. I really like you and I want to get to know you better! And also to do something about all your wrinkles and stuff!”

        • Wren

          I thought that money went to the person who fixed them up?

          • Don Gwinn

            That makes more sense. So she just has to have, like, a roommate with a drug problem or something. Like Vivian in “Pretty Woman.”

  • Damon Icke

    The power of christ can’t overcome basic shallowness. I remember the cheerleader who sat in front of us at Mass wouldn’t even turn around to shake my hand during “the moment of peace”. Awkward, but she had her reputation to think about. We were at opposite ends of the popularity spectrum.

    • WallofSleep

      C’mon brother, we are all equal in Christ. Some of use are just more equal than others.

    • Sweetredtele

      I went to a boarding school, but breaks and summers my parents wanted me to be part of their church and youth group; they also sent me alone to church camp. I always felt like an outsider, The cliques were just the same. Never felt the love of the christ from anyone. I thank them for ensuring I would become an atheist.

  • chicago dyke

    so we can assume he’s 6’4″ with six pack abs and arms like trees, has ten million in cash in a bank account and four luxury homes, and a ten inch always hard penis, and looks like he’s 30? oh, that’s right. this is all about what he wants. never mind if the woman has fantasy desires too. put down that sandwich, girl! or it’s divorce court for you!

    • Mario Strada

      It’s even worse because pot bellied, balding short guys with a lot of money have been able to attract young pretty girls for just about the entirety of human history.

      In this dude’s case, he could buy a corvette or a Porsche, frequent the right places and he could find plenty of dates.

      My guess is that regardless of his looks, he is a real bore. One of those people the repulse most of us. Otherwise there is no reason for him to go to these extremes.

      It’;s not like he is afraid of goldiggers. He is pretty much asking for one.

      • Sandrilene

        Where are these women who are attracted to money? I believe most women want someone who they find good-looking. Gold diggers are few and far between.

  • flyb

    “and a rating of 8 or 9 on a 1-to-10 attractiveness scale”

    He doesn’t want a 10?

    • Smiles

      If she is a 10, then he would not be able to shame her about being a 9…

    • Kodie

      If she were a 10, she wouldn’t need any plastic surgery. He is trying to entice women who have room for improvement.

      • Tobias2772

        and low self-esteem

    • RobMcCune

      If you look at this guy’s “standards,” an 8-9 doesn’t mean to him what it means humans.

  • WallofSleep

    An injection on the third date? Is that supposed to be irony?

  • tsara

    …I did not think that prostitution was legal in New York. Although this could maybe fall under escort services? It definitely goes way beyond the (imo pretty silly and archaic) social conventions of guys paying date expenses and is pretty much a straight-up exchange of time and company for goods and services.

    • Dave

      On the other hand when Paul McCartney was divorcing Heather Mills and Heidi Fliess was arrested for running a prostitution ring all around the same time, If Sir Paul had hired a one of her $2500 hookers every night instead of marrying Heather it would have been less expensive than the divorce.
      So in some circumstances the idea has merit.

  • C Peterson

    If a woman of little means and poor education entered into a deal like this, I expect the vice squad would get involved…

    • UWIR

      Well, a graduate of an Ivy League school might take offense at your suggestion that that category includes people of poor education. However, someone with an Ivy League education quite likely is able to make more than $100/hr with having to resort to… um… compensated dating.

  • sailor

    Pity the poor guy. To even come off like that he has to be a real dork with zero social skills, no wonder he is trying to buy his way into friendship. The work he will do on his date will minor compared with the work she will have to do on him if she wanted him to come out a half-way reasonable person. Maybe he needs a real girl as in Lars and the Real Girl

  • TBJ

    Typical xian thinking that Yahweh is going to answer his prayers. He might have a better chance if he presented his burnt offerings to Juno. Jebus was right when he said, “They know not what they’re doing.”

  • freddieknows

    Ivy League educated AND Christian??? Isn’t that redundant or at least overly WASPy??

  • Cake

    Did it ever occur to him a woman who meets all of those qualifications wouldn’t need or want to date a looser that takes an ad out in a paper and offers unneeded cosmetic surgery as an incentive?

    • m6wg4bxw

      What about him and his actions make him a loser?

      EDIT: I noticed I have 3 down votes for asking a single question about someone’s opinion. I must remind myself that not all atheists are skeptics.

      • Daniel_JM

        He’s violating medical ethics and only seems to be interested in young, beautiful women who feel they need plastic surgery. Sounds like an unethical and sexist loser to me.

      • flyb

        I think I get where you are coming from. The dude obviously has some very questionable ethics and a narrow, possibly harmful, view of women, but he certainly has his rights to his personal tastes in what he wants. And if anything, I have to give him credit for being honest about his sexism. The thing is, sadly, there are probably women out there that will jump at this opportunity (I used to know at least one, anyway).

        • m6wg4bxw

          Yes, that’s quite similar to what I was thinking. That, and how easy it is to be qualify as a “loser.”

          • flyb

            Yep, if only the people in my past relationships were so honest about what they wanted (and that goes for me too, actually).

          • Kodie

            Well, he’s a loser in the context that none of us would date him even if he promised to Lasik both eyes by the 5th date. That’s the kind of thing that will get someone judged a loser.

      • Kodie

        I’m not sure he’s a loser. He is shallow, but many marriages are shallow. I think people think he’s a loser because he can’t find someone to love him for who he is, or accept a woman for who she is and have a romantic relationship that many idealize. He is what (probably) a lot of women are looking for in a husband. Not every woman, but if he’s going to find someone to tolerate him, he should be honest, and this will weed out women who will not like him anyway, and women he will not like anyway.

        I am someone who hates relationship games, waiting a long time to get to know important things about my prospective mate. I actually don’t find this psychologically great. You start to fall for a mirage, and once the barriers come down and you find out all these red flags, the damage is done, you’re in for as long as it takes to get out again. It’s time-consuming.

        People who belong together should be together – if there is a woman out there for this scum of the earth (IMO), he is best to find her and not try to date a lot of other women, get to know them, finally reveal his true self, and make them miserable. It would not be the first shallow economics-based relationship out there and a pretty good deal for someone who wanted a few procedures anyway.

        • m6wg4bxw

          Yes, I mostly agree with you. I think marriages and similar relationships should be anything the people involved want them to be. If a size 2 matters, then say so. I applaud the honesty.

      • Cake

        I read the articles, you should try it sometime.

        • m6wg4bxw

          Dude, you’re a full hot logician! You totally convinced me that I didn’t read the article! Far out!

          Look, all I did was ask about your opinion. It’s okay if you won’t or can’t elaborate on it.

    • skeptical_inquirer

      Another problem with the ad is that it very strongly predicts that the second she ages or gains any weight through pregnancy or health problems, she is so going to get kicked to the curb. Any woman who has all those things going for her and isn’t a gold digger is going to want someone who isn’t basically saying that she’s a temp.

  • Jennifer T

    Well, at least he’s open about it.

  • Artor

    Umm… doesn’t this amount to him soliciting prostitutes on the weight of his medical license? Shouldn’t the AMA be looking into this?

    • Daniel_JM

      That’s what I thought too. He must have not listened to all the ethics lectures in medical school. Trading medical procedures for dates is certainly not condoned by the medical community.

    • Noelle

      The AMA is not a governing board. It’s an association that physicians can choose to join by paying a good sum of money in annual dues. Only about 25% of American physicians belong to the AMA.

  • m6wg4bxw

    Why is this story posted on Friendly Atheist?

    • TCC

      Because this guy requires a Christian mate? Also, who cares if you think this story shouldn’t have been mentioned here? It’s not your fucking blog. Rather than policing what someone else does or doesn’t write about, don’t read it.

      • m6wg4bxw

        Wow! You should note that I didn’t express a position. I asked a question. Having recently read the page, I noticed that this post apparently doesn’t conform to the stated qualifications.

        Regarding your questions, I don’t understand the first. As for the second, I know I care what I think. Perhaps someone else does, too, like the person responsible for typing and posting, “Obviously, all submissions should be focused on the topic of religion, specifically atheism.”

        Lastly, I ask that you forgive me for policing this post (actually, being curious) as I forgive you for policing my comment. Ha! I made no attempts to control or take ownership of this “fucking blog.” And, for what it’s worth, you should know that, on my own, it’s impossible to know whether something is worth reading without having read it.

        Thanks for sharing your sunshine. ;)

        • TCC

          Oh, I’m sorry, you were “just asking a question.” Right.

          In case you didn’t follow, talking about how this doctor requires a Christian mate is “on the topic of religion.” Not even all of Hemant’s posts focus on atheism (nor even on religion), so I daresay that a regular contributor isn’t held to the rules of people submitting posts.

          Here’s what a reasonable person should do when being confused about seeing something on someone else’s blog:

          Hm, what’s this post doing here? Eh, oh well, I’m reading something that someone else wrote which I do not pay for; I guess I’ll read something else.

          This is not difficult.

          • m6wg4bxw

            Sure, it’s on the topic of religion. But then, so are hundreds or thousands of other stories, none of which will be mentioned here. This, and the aforementioned conflict with wording on the submissions page, is why I asked.

            Now, for what you think is reasonable: It seems I began in the right direction since the question in your example, and the question I asked, are quite similar. But I didn’t consider that my opportunity to comment was dependent upon some sort of investment. It must be detailed in the terms of service I didn’t read. Oops!

            None of this matters, though, because the superiority of your reasoning has been revealed. It was a strong and wily move on your part to invest in this blog, and in my comments, such that you bought the right to complain about what I have posted.

            Thanks for the lesson! Now, I’m off to sit in a corner and think about what I’ve done.

            • TCC

              It seems I began in the right direction since the question in your example, and the question I asked, are quite similar.

              Yes, but the hypothetical reasonable person in my example continued to think about the question’s import before spouting off in a comment. That is your fatal error.

    • Pattrsn

      Probably just Hennant found it funny and wanted to share.

  • DougI

    Paying a Christian woman to go on a date with him. So essentially he’ll only go out with Christian prostitutes.

  • Renshia

    First off for those claiming he is advertising for a prostitute, Holy fuck, really??

    He advertised for a date, not a fuck, so no, not a prostitute. Probably wanders into the realm of escort, but not all escorts are prostitutes, just like all prostitutes are not escorts. Now escorts can be prostitutes and prostitutes can be escorts, but they are not inclusive one and the other, Got it.

    Now, what I think you all mean is he is advertising for a gold digging, judgmental bitch to parade on his arm like a peacock. or a parrot, if you wish.

  • flyb

    Just realized that in the Huffington Post article from 2012 he is listed as 43 years old. In the NY Post article from today he is 47. He is aging very quickly… for an Asian. ;) Sorry

  • Sophy

    Now all I have going through my head is The Rolling Stones, “you can’t always get what you can’t always get what you want, but if you try some time, you might find…you get what you need!”

  • Houndentenor

    Let’s see. Successful professional who doesn’t seem to be too horrible looking who has trouble meeting women to date. Really? Obviously the problem is his personality. It’s too bad there’s not a surgical procedure to fix that.

    • Sweetredtele

      That’s because scrambling peoples brains is not really ethical.

  • Mary Leinart

    Gosh, I wonder why he’s having so much trouble finding love?

  • Thehermit

    He should try Christian mingle where all the lady’s are pure as the driven snow, their wiffers smell like roses , and they never talk back because you know what you get when that happens.

  • Paula M Smolik

    He’s too picky. He’s never going to find an anorexic woman who’s pretty. They just don’t happen together!

  • Noelle

    It’s as if he paid enough attention in ethics class in med school to turn the what not to do list into a list of great ideas of things to ask for up front. What he is doing is despicable and unethical, but it is not illegal.

    I don’t know if this is still a thing (but I bet it is). There used to be ads in this free magazine for med students from people who wanted to purchase the eggs and sperm of med students. They offered way more for eggs (and fair enough, it’s much more invasive to go about fetching eggs than it is sperm). They were also very specific. They wanted tall, thin, white, blonde, smart people. They listed height ranges and everything.

  • mdoc

    Some people are making too much money for their own good

  • Jillian

    What does he have against Asian women? Why does she have to be white? :O