I have in recent years run across some middle aged women who all had the same plan. They were in not the best of financial position, after divorcing husbands and making less than sound life decisions. They still had a bit of sexual attractiveness, so they latched on to divorcee men with good jobs. These fellas were treating them as booty call when needed, providing some financial help sometimes as part of the package.
The women themselves were of course hoping for more than weekend booty call, but that was never coming. Still they deluded themselves. So here we have women surviving on their modest income, with supplements from a more financially stable man. Let us consider their situation further. They really did not have any special job skills, they hadn’t developed any in their younger days, and really were not the type to try to develop them in their 40’s. They had a history of poor behavior /decisions. Let’s face it, the fellas who kept them hanging on had no intention of doing more. They were bad bets.
What might they have done if they wanted to get married? Try to become a better bet (better behavior/decisions/attitude/job). What did they do? Gamble that their last bit of sexual attractiveness would be enough. Was it a plan? Yes, it was. Was it an effective plan? Not for them at least.
Exit question — How much is some sexual attractiveness worth?