The most important thing to remember when you are preparing yourself to date wealthy men is that you have to be natural in every aspect. You don’t want to overdo anything or give the appearance that you are trying too hard. When it comes to being natural, it must reflect in your fashion, your makeup and hair, your speech and mannerisms, your activities, and your possessions.
Before you pursue the venture of dating a wealthy man, you should determine if you would like to pursue a man of old money or new money, also known as “nouveau riche”. Wealthy single men that come from old money tend to be more conservative (think New England); those with new money tend to have varied and excessive lifestyles (think Hollywood celebrities). But regardless of whether you are looking for a rich man of old or new money, the tips and advice in this section should help you in your pursuit.
When you start shaping yourself up to be the kind of woman suitable for dating wealthy men, you need to learn as much as possible about them and how they live. Read magazines such as The New Yorker, The Economist, Luxury Living, Robb Report, and Dolce Vita. These magazines will give you a glimpse into the world of money: how people acquire wealth and how they spend it on homes, cars, fashion, dining, and travel.
Also be sure to read the local high society publications in your city. You’ll usually find these at the upscale boutiques, salons, and restaurants. These local magazines are especially helpful in identifying the wealthy single men in your town. Once you’ve gained a basic understanding of the lifestyles of the upper classes, and you feel that you are ready to go out and meet wealthy men – hold on. There’s more to do. Now you need to work on creating your image.
As mentioned in the section Where To Find & Meet Rich Men, country clubs are excellent places to not only meet wealthy men, but also to learn how to participate in the activities of high society people. Learn to play tennis, golf, or ride horses if you are interested in athletics and sports. If you are more interested in the arts, attend symphony or chamber music concerts, or go to museums and galleries and attend their VIP events.
Furthermore, when you are looking for a rich man, you must learn to be a confident and poised woman, if you aren’t already. You must be sophisticated – both in how you look and how you act. This is the time to leave behind your days of dressing in the punk rock, neo-hippie, or even bohemian chic style, and this means you’ll probably also be leaving behind your old social scenes. Unless you come from a wealthy background, you’ll need to redesign your way of life.
The first place to begin, when you are considering dating a wealthy man, is with your skin. Your complexion should be smooth, natural, and moisturized. If you can’t afford a spa treatment, do organic home facials or simply practice good hygiene. Your makeup, too, should be neutral and tasteful. Keep your fingernails and toenails clean – manicures and pedicures can be affordable and will make a huge difference in the appearance of your hands and feet. Again, remember that you want to be subtle and natural – use neutral or light colors.
Your body overall should also reflect a healthy lifestyle. If are overweight for your height, you should consider going to the gym for a few months before you start looking for a rich man. If you are used to eating junk foods, change your diet to include lean meats, vegetables, and whole grains. If all else fails and you are not sure what you should look like, watch the television series Sex and the City. After all, the characters on that show were experts at one point or another in the art of how to date wealthy men.
Next you will need to think about your clothes. Outfits from Target or Sears will not do, but you don’t need to go bankrupt either by changing out your entire wardrobe just for the sake of dating a wealthy man. Invest in a few classic, simple, well-fitted pieces – a couple of pants, skirts, dresses, and shirts – that can be interchanged and worn for various occasions. Avoid synthetic materials or anything flashy or trendy. Wealthy single men are generally quite knowledgeable about fashion and will be able to notice cheap imitations or vulgar attire.
Gucci, Chanel, Prada, Armani, Marc Jacobs, Dior, and Guess are examples of some of the most luxurious fashion brands. Department stores like Nordstrom will also carry a great selection of stylish and designer fashion. The same principle should be applied to jewelry, shoes, and accessories. It is better to have just a few quality items, rather than many cheap ones. Also, do not wear cheap perfume. It is better to not wear any at all, if you can’t afford an exclusive scent. And if you do purchase a bottle of expensive perfume, wear it very sparingly.
When you are getting ready to get out there and start dating wealthy men, you also need to pay attention to your speech and mannerisms. Read books or take a class on etiquette. This is especially important if you are hoping to meet wealthy men who come from many generations of old money, where decorum and manners are very traditional and standardized. When in doubt, if you’re a smoker, avoid smoking or do so very discreetly. Learn how to properly use silverware and how to engage in polite conversation if you are in a social situation with your date – these topics are usually covered in an etiquette class.
Don’t overindulge in food and drink. As you start dating wealthy men, you will be exiting the world of margaritas and beer pints, and you will be entering a world where paying over a hundred dollars for a bottle of high-caliber wine is not uncommon. Open yourself up to trying gourmet and foreign cuisines, if you aren’t already accustomed to doing so. The magazine Gourmet is a good place to start becoming familiar with upscale gastronomy, or visit the nearest Whole Foods near to you to do a bit of sampling.
In the process of preparing yourself for dating a wealthy man, you’ll find that you will improve your image, your lifestyle, and your overall self-confidence. As you engage in these personal enhancements, you will also be preparing yourself for the kind of life you will need to sustain as you get further into dating and relationships with successful and affluent men. You can read more about this topic in the section Common Pitfalls of Dating Millionaire Men.