If you've ever dreamt of meeting your Prince Charming, or a Knight in shining armor who carries you away on his white horse, you're not alone. Although the stipulations may have changed over the years, the desire to be courted by a prosperous man is still very much alive. In a recent study in the Huffington Post, it was reported that women are much more likely to date a man possessing a luxury item, while a fair amount of men exploit their material items to attract women. The report also suggested that the most influential factor affecting a woman’s enjoyment of sex was her partner’s income.
Furthermore, studies conducted by Anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher claim that “women like men with resources” and “they have since the beginning of time…” If it’s settled, and women really are looking for established men who can provide for them and their family, then just where will they find one? We’re counting down the 10 best places to meet a rich man!
10 High-end Pubs
Apparently, the college pub you spent hours getting drunk at after finals, has something in common with finding a millionaire mate. Ok your college pub may not be the mating ground for the young, wealthy and eligible, but high-end pubs actually are. As successful professionals hang out in bars and pubs closest to their places of business, pubs within a walking distance to professional offices, are the best bet. Peak office hours should be avoided as well as weekends when the crowd is mixed. Late evenings are recommended for best results; and the best variety of professional bachelors having a late drink after a long day.
9 Golf Clubs
Ladies if the thought of a putter, little ball and lots of green grass sounds less than enticing to you, you'll be happy to know premium golf clubs offer a variety of memberships. If you're not interested in having to sign up for a full year, you can always obtain a day pass or tag along with a member as a visitor to check out the surroundings, and try your luck at golf of course. As the tale goes, golf courses are a playground for successful businessmen looking to strike business deals, entertain clients, or have a relaxing male bonding weekend. For those afraid to show off their amateur golf technique, a driving range is a great way to practice your swing before heading on the course to mingle.
Going once, going twice, three times, sold! Auctions are great options for those who love to buy and sell antiques and collectibles or just watch as combative consumers try to outbid one another. Additionally, auctions also act as another playground for the rich (and eligible), in this case rich men with particularly extravagant taste for purchasing collectible art and antiques. There are however a few things to note if you're planning on hitting up Gucci for a non-affordable stunning dress for the occasion. Firstly, the very rich men often have agents or representatives bidding in place for them, and secondly the audience that does attend is usually older. While the majority of the clientele may not be young and beautiful, it may be worth a combative try!
7 Movie Premiere/After Party
If you manage to snag a ticket to a red carpet event and accompanying party, it is probably your lucky day. Social gatherings related to the entertainment industry are bound to be filled with the bold and the beautiful, some of whom are single. Attending the theatre portion is a must as it’s a networking affair for those in the business, and a good opportunity to have a chat about the film and talent before hitting the after-party. Since talk time may be limited prior to the film, it’s also recommended that you’re aware of the attendees and film project, which will inevitably help you map out some dialogue and weed out the wanna-bees.
6 Sports Bars & Events
While it may seem like meeting a guy at a sports bar is a no-brainer, and doesn’t necessarily entail meeting a wealthy man, however if you choose the right location and event, it actually just might. Men with disposables incomes (who are sports fan) will likely spend money on exclusive sports events and matches, including European premier football league events, Racing Indies, and high profile NBA, NFL, or NHL matches. Hence attending these events is a good idea, but perhaps not the most practical. If you can't make it to the event, try a sports bar close by afterwards. Sports fans will surely be celebrating a victory over drinks or wallowing their misery in a bucket of beer. Either way, it’s a great opportunity to meet a well-off sports fan!
5 Spa Resort
Attending a retreat at a luxurious spa resort may sound like a perfect all girls weekend, but if you attend the right type of spa you just may meet your millionaire match. Wealthy businessmen and successful executives need pampering too, and with money at their disposal they’ll be gearing up to hit the best that relaxation retreats have to offer. It may be a good idea to do your homework on the services tendered by luxury spas, and make note of those offering a wide variety for both sexes. While there may not be a sea of rowdy men, as you'd expect to find in a sports bar, you're sure to meet a composed more open individual in a more relaxed environment.
4 Charity Events
If you're lucky enough to attach yourself to a guest list of a charity or fundraising event you'll most likely find yourself in prestigious company. While a $25,000 ticket to the star studded Met Gala may not be in your wheelhouse, it may be worthwhile to find a ticket to a lesser ‘high profile’ charity event. There are an abundance of high profile affairs which are undoubtedly crammed with wealthy patrons paying a hefty price for a seat or giving away a sum of money to their favorite charity. If you find yourself in this scenario, fitting in with a beautiful frock is a must!
3 Millionaire Matchmakers
The Internet has not only changed the scope of dating, it has changed the scope of dating for millionaires. With a multitude of sites available for the wealthy to find mates, matchmakers are able to pinpoint exact needs and wants of clients, and yes, match you up with a millionaire. If you're wondering whether or not millionaires must be hooked up with counterparts of the same class, research shows it is not a prerequisite. In other words, you have a chance to be set up with a millionaire if you are not one. More discreet matchmaking services are also offered.
2 Luxury Car Dealership
The world’s finest cars no doubt attract the world’s wealthiest of consumers. Whether looking to buy or sell a luxury vehicle, dealerships featuring automobiles such as Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, and others, are crawling with wealthy consumers, bringing you one step closer to finding your millionaire match. These dealerships often hold customer appreciation events, so being someone’s ‘plus one’ may prove well worth it!
1 Millionaire Clubs
The premier playground for the affluent, Millionaire Clubs host the most elite of gatherings, cocktail parties, and celebrations. If you can score an invite to an exclusive event here, you’ll have access to the wealthiest of playboy’s. While the opportunities are innumerable, looking your best here is an absolutely must – after all if you're looking to attract the richest of the rich, it’s time to dress the part!