Dating these days can be a tough dance to navigate. Especially so as a woman wanting to secure a successful and financially affluent or dare I say a rich man — for us, dating can be particularly challenging. These are the sentiments of my gorgeous, brilliant, and fabulous single girlfriends in New York, Miami, London, and metropolitan cities around the world.
If you’re wondering where to meet successful men or where to meet rich men, you’ve stumbled across the perfect article. Here, I’m rounding up the best spots to meet wealthy men in real life!
Before we get started on where to find a successful man, let’s clarify exactly what I mean.
One woman may define a successful man by his wealth, for example, a man with lots of money who spoils her with all the luxuries in the world. Another woman may simply define a successful man as a hard-working one rich with purpose, morals, and integrity.
While the latter is crucial to discern, the former (in my humble opinion) is definitely essential too.
The fact is, on the surface, men want the most beautiful woman that they can get. And women, I hope I can speak for most when I shamelessly say we wouldn’t mind getting a man with a big fat bank book.
The problem with modern dating.
With the advent of dating apps, connecting with people and meeting men isn’t hard at all. It’s quite easy actually. And therein lies the problem.
If you’re not careful, it’s easy to find yourself wasting time on endless dates with men who, you eventually come to find out, just aren’t up to par — financially that is. As an aside, I think there is a case to be made about dating better and more intentionally, but I’ll save that for another time.
Sometimes when you meet men online, it can be difficult to vet the time wasters until you’re already sitting over a cheap glass of wine bored half to death by this fool.
Cozied up on the couch with my cousin watching 90-day fiance, she jokingly asked… “where do I find a good man… and it wouldn’t hurt if he were a millionaire”. As she looked up from her phone, a hint of despair in her eyes, her finger ready to swipe right on ‘Jeff, 31, Manager at Self Made’, I answered, “not there, honey.”
I started to think back to the high-caliber men I had dated or known and it dawned on me. High-caliber men, successful men, and rich men are not on tinder (not to say you won’t find the extremely bored, curious, or potentially troublesome ones there occasionally).
The same frustration my cousin felt dealing with the abundance of idiots, time wasters, ghosters, and generally unqualified on her Tinder feed on a daily basis is the same frustration high-caliber men must be dealing with too, right? And from my experience dealing with successful men (the high integrity ones at least) they don’t have the time or the patience for the foolishness.
Now, of course, I’m not saying high-quality men, rich men, or wealthy men aren’t on these dating apps at all — but dating apps that’s the easy basic af way to “put yourself out there” to meet a successful man or to meet a rich man. Before online dating existed. How did savvy single women find successful men?
If you want to meet a successful man or if you want to meet a rich man, these men are out in the real world, in the flesh, living their daily lives every day. And considering the frustration many singles are feeling with online dating, it’s certainly interesting to consider perhaps an offline strategy if you want to cross paths with one of them.
The most obvious place to search for a high-caliber man? In real life!
In the 1953 movie How To Marry a Millionaire three New York models, Shatze, Pola and Loco set up in an exclusive apartment with a plan.
Tired of cheap men and a lack of money, they intend to use all their talents to trap and marry three millionaires. The trouble is that it’s not so easy to tell the rich men from the hucksters.
As Lauren Bacall says in the iconic rooftop scene featured alongside Betty Grable and Marilyn Monroe…
“The idea is this– if you had your choice of everybody in the world, which would you rather marry, a rich guy or a poor one?”
– Lauren Bacall as Schatze Page
“I think I’d rather marry a rich one.”
-Betty Grable as Loco Dempsey
“Alright then, where would you be more likely to meet one? In a walk-up, or in a joint like this?”
– Lauren Bacall as Schatze Page
… The “joint” being where the successful men already are!
Savvy places where you meet a successful, rich, and/or high-caliber man.
So you want to know how to meet a rich man? Tired of Playing little leagues on dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, and The League? Forget all the fluffy dating advice and let’s get real.
It’s not as difficult as you might think. In fact, there are plenty of places where you can find wealthy single men who just may be looking for love. Here are just a few suggestions.
1. Wealthy, Affluent Neighborhoods
I met an insanely rich man once while walking to my car after working at a coffee shop in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in town.
As I was walking down the street, he pulled up next to me in his white Rolls Royce and politely asked “hello, ma’am did you call for an Uber?” After exchanging laughs and jokes we exchanged contact information. This interaction happened all because I just happened to be in his neck of the woods.
The moral of the story is to find cute things to do in affluent neighborhoods where you can be spotted by the types of men you’d like to attract. These things can be super ordinary, for example, grocery shopping, roller skating, riding your bike for exercise… whatever!! Just make sure you’re looking your best.
2. Exclusive Gyms
One thing about high-caliber men is that they take care of themselves — and their disciplined about it! I never met a rich man who didn’t work out on a daily basis.
Even if he’s not a gym rat, there’s a good chance (if he doesn’t have a gym at home) that he has a membership to an exclusive gym. If you can budget for it, I’d recommend signing up for a gym membership at one of these places.
Some of the most exclusive gyms in Miami, for example, include Equinox, Anatomy Fitness, and Lifetime Fitness (in Boca Raton).
3. High-End Spas
Wealthy men love being pampered just as much as the rest of us. If you share this interest, then you’ll definitely want to check out some of the high-end spas in your area. These places are usually frequented by well-to-do men who are looking to relax and rejuvenate.
4. Tennis Clubs and Golf Courses
It’s no secret that wealthy men love to not just watch, but also play tennis and golf. And so tennis clubs and golf courses are, without a doubt, places where you’ll find wealthy men.
These activities aren’t cheap, so it’s likely that only people who can afford it will be participating. And if you don’t know how to play? No problem! There are always group lessons available where you can learn with other beginners.
5. Fine Dining Establishments
Wealthy men are often avid foodies — they work hard and they like to eat well. Additionally, time is a scarce resource for them so they often dine out regularly. You’ll find these men at the pricey steakhouses, yes. You’ll also find them at quaint local spots near their home or work as well.
Don’t be shy to sit at the bar and make friends with the bartender if you like. Wear something sexy but modest and professional (you don’t want to look like a working girl 😬). Something that looks like you just left work and you’re here for a quick lunch, happy hour, or to just unwind.
6. High-End Grocery Stores
As I mentioned, something all men love regardless of socioeconomic status is their bellies. Even if they love dining out, taking out, or delivery (don’t we all), they’ll still need to stock up on essentials sometimes.
When you also need groceries, make your way to the higher-end grocers in the upscale neighborhoods to pick up your basics. You just might run into a rich man while you’re there.
7. Local Farmers Markets
Rich men are much tiny very health conscious. They like to eat organic foods and are willing to pay a higher price for them. Find out when your local farmers market is and make it a point to go there regularly to the ones near ritzy neighborhoods.
You might not think that this would be a place where you could meet a potential mate, but you’d be surprised. Just remember to have a pleasant attitude, be approachable, and you may end up leaving with more than just a bag of groceries.
8. High-End Boutiques and Luxury Department Stores
Men with style (and money to spare) love to shop at high-end stores. With not much time to spare, he can always run into a Neiman Marcus or Saks Fifth Ave and find something he likes. And if he could use a little help, there’s always a cute sales girl nearby ready to assist.
You can find high-end stores in every major city. Just stroll around the shopping district and you’re bound to spot one or two. Also, remember, unlike women these men usually don’t waste tons of time in the store. So keep your eyes open and move swiftly.
9. Churches and other places of worship
This one is a bit more touchy. But, if you’re a woman of faith and you share similar religious beliefs as a wealthy man, he may just attend the same church, temple, or other places of worship.
I know for a fact that many Jewish men frequent their local synagogue in hopes of finding a nice Jewish girl to date or marry. The same goes for Christian men. They’d love nothing more than to find a good Christian woman to start a life with.
Of course, you don’t want to be too forward when approaching a man at church. Just go about your business, say hello if you make eye contact, and take it from there.
10. Alumni Gatherings
For prestigious colleges and universities, alumni gatherings are a dime a dozen. If you live in a major city, chances are there’s an alumni chapter in your area. Even if you didn’t attend that school, if you want to meet a rich man, you better get savvy and crash one of these events.
Do a quick Google search and you should be able to find one happening near you in the near future. Just remember to dress the part.
11. Charity Events and Galas
The rich love to philanthropy. Additionally, charity events and galas are a great place for them to network and socialize. As you can imagine, these events are usually packed with people from all walks of life — including wealthy men.
Do some research and find a local charity event or gala to attend. You can usually buy a pricey ticket or if money is tight, maybe find out how you can volunteer to help out with the event to get you in the building.
12. Political Party Events
The rich and powerful love to rub elbows with other rich and powerful people. And what better place to do that than a political party event? If you want to meet a wealthy man, find out when the next big shindig is for your preferred political party and crash it.
Again, dress professionally and make sure you blend in well. People will ask questions to get to know you so make sure to have your story straight as to how and why you’re there. Then float around the room (look absolutely fabulous of course), engage in conversations here and there, and see where the night takes you.
13. Sporting Events
Rich men, just like most other men love their sports. They’ll never miss a chance to catch their favorite team playing live. Among the favorite sports rich men love to watch are golf, tennis, polo, and auto racing.
To meet a rich man at a live sporting event, get tickets to the game, and then mingle with the crowd before or after. If you’re not into sports, don’t worry, there are always other people to talk to at these events. Just make sure you look good! If you really want to go all out, buy a jersey or hat of his favorite team and wear it to show your support. He’ll definitely take notice!
14. Crash Exclusive Parties
The rich love to party and they love to do it in style. If you want to meet a wealthy man, your best bet is to crash one of their exclusive parties. Check out my list of 21+ of the Most Exclusive Events Around the World to See & Be Seen.
The best way to get your foot in the door is to network, network, network! Get connected with as many people as you can and sooner or later you’ll be able to weasel your way into one of these high-class soirees. Dress to impress, be polite and courteous, and most importantly, have fun!
15. Professional Matchmaking Service
If you want to meet a rich man but don’t want to crash parties or attend charity events, you can always sign up for a professional matchmaking service. There are quite a few out there and they cater specifically to helping women meet wealthy men.
I’ve personally used a professional matching-making service before and met a doctor who was very nice. I ended up in another relationship but I know that this process does working for matching women with successful guys and is a great way to meet a rich man.
16. The Country Club
This one is pretty obvious but I’ll include it anyway. The country club is a great place to meet a rich man, especially if you live in an affluent area. There’s usually a membership fee but once you’re in, you have access to all the amenities — a golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, and more.
The best way to meet someone at the country club is to take up a membership yourself, go with someone who has a membership, or find out if they have a day pass option or a restaurant you can have lunch at. Once you’re in, learn about how to get involved in club activities, attend events, and soon you’ll be meeting all sorts of interesting people… including wealthy men.
17. Art Gallery Shows and Receptions
If you love art, then this is a great way to meet a rich man. Rich men often donate money to art galleries and they also attend gallery openings and receptions to support the artists.
To meet a wealthy man at an art gallery, first of all, dress nicely and be sure to look your best. Then, attend as many gallery openings and receptions as you can. Talk to the people around you, be friendly, and who knows, you may just meet a rich man who shares your passion for art.
18. Auction Houses
Auction houses are another great place to meet a wealthy man. To get started, find out when the big auction houses in your area are having their next sale and make sure you attend.
When you’re at the auction, be sure to dress well and look your best. Also, don’t be afraid to start conversations with the other attendees. If you play your cards right, you may just meet a wealthy man who’s interested in more than just the auction items.
19. Private Clubs
Another great place to meet a rich man is at a private members club. These clubs are usually only open to people who have been referred by existing members so it’s not always easy to get in, but if you know someone who can introduce you, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Some of the most popular private members clubs include Soho House, 5 Hertford Street, Annabel’s, and The Club at The Ivy. Soho House, for example, costs something around $2500 for the year, which is not too bad and gives you access to some fabulous exclusive events and private member’s areas. Without a membership, some clubs have restaurants open to the public that may be perfect for perching your pretty self at the bar one evening.
20. Open houses
If you’ve ever watched real estate shows like Million Dollar Listing, Selling Sunset, or Selling Tampa then you know that these high-end realtors throw a lot of lavish parties called open houses. They put a lot of effort into making sure wealthy men who are potential buyers are in attendance.
While you may not be in the market to buy a property, attending one of these open houses can actually be a great way to meet a wealthy man. A great way to keep abreast of these events is to follow high-end realtors in your city on social media and be in the know of real estate happenings.
21. Places of Business
If you want to meet a rich man, one of the best places to frequent is places of business. This could be anything from banks and financial institutions to courthouses, corporate plazas, and office buildings.
Of course, it’s not always easy to just walk into a place of business and strike up a conversation. One way to increase your chances of meeting someone is to attend industry events or conferences that are related to the businesses you’re interested in.
22. Professional Conventions
Another great place to meet a rich man is at a professional convention or networking event. These events are usually geared towards businessmen and professionals in various industries, so there’s definitely a higher chance of meeting someone who’s wealthy and successful.
Think Crypto conventions, Tech conferences, TED talks, etc. If you’re not sure where to find events in your area, a quick Google search should do the trick.
23. Investment and Wealth Management Seminars
If you’re interested in meeting a wealthy man, one of the best places to look is at investment and wealth management seminars. These events are usually geared towards businessmen and professionals who are looking to invest their money wisely.
To find an event in your area, simply do a quick Google search or check with your local chamber of commerce. Once you’ve found an event that looks promising, make sure you dress your best and be prepared to network.
24. The Airport
Of all the places to meet a rich man, the airport is probably one of the most unexpected but it can actually be a great place to strike up a conversation and potentially meet someone wealthy.
Wealthy men often travel for business or pleasure, so they’re likely to be found at the airport lounge or first-class section waiting for their flight. To increase your chances of meeting someone, try to frequent the airport lounge or first-class section when you travel.
25. Hotel Bars
Wealthy men often travel for business (like the aforementioned conventions and seminars) or pleasure and they always need a place to stay. And so Hotel bars are another great place to meet a rich man.
To increase your chances of meeting someone, try to frequent the hotel bars in upscale hotels in your city. And while you’re there, be sure to dress well and put your best foot forward.
Where To Meet Rich Men —Takeaway
Where to meet rich men is a question many women ask regardless of whether they are looking for a husband or simply want to go out with someone who has money. The answer, however, is often as simple as frequent places where wealthy men are known to congregate.
While there are certainly many different places where you can meet a wealthy man, these are some of the best places to start your search.
It just takes a little effort to put yourself in the right place at the right time. So dress to impress, be prepared to network, and don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation with someone you find interesting.
With a little luck and lipstick, you just might meet the man of your dreams. 😘💋
Tell us in the comments, where have you had luck finding good men? Married to a high-quality man? Where’d you knab him?
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