You’re chatting with your girlfriends about the qualities you need in the perfect man. All of the standards come up: intelligent, funny, attractive, caring, etc. But in the back of your mind you know there’s something else you need: money. Love may make the world go ’round, but money certainly makes the ride more fun. It is possible to have one with the other, so here are some tips on finding that great guy with all the benefits.
Your friends may not be bringing in the big bucks yet, but consider where they are working. What about your good friend from high school who just started articling at that law firm? Or your sister-in-law who’s an administrative assistant at one of the big banks? Next time they’re going out for drinks with their co-workers, ask if you can tag along. And when you’re chatting it up with the office hottie, check for a ring on his left hand while asking him what exactly he does at Johnson & Reed.
Put yourself in his place
You can try to use your sixth sense at the local pub to figure out whose wallet is stacked and whose isn’t, or you could just go somewhere where the odds are more in your favour. Follow the suits for after-work drinks in the financial district or try out that new uptown oyster bar and coyly ask for a lesson from the one in cufflinks on the barstool beside you.
Take up some new hobbies
More than just business deals can be made on the golf course. Never picked up a club in your life? Sign up for some group lessons or hit some balls at the driving range. The same can be said for skiing, catching a Broadway show, visiting an art gallery or trying out wine tasting.
Look the part
You don’t need to drop your entire paycheck on the latest Coach purse and Christian Siriano dress, but you do need to opt for a sophisticated sexy look. A wealthy man wants classy lady he can take to his company cocktail parties and his parent’s summer home without being embarrassed or having her gawk at the antiques. Looking beautiful (heck, he’s still a guy) and put together will let him know you can handle the added attention that can come with having money.