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How to meet rich men: 5 Tips to find a sugar daddy

SheKnows.com love/sex columnist Margeaux Baulch Klein is a freelance writer and lives in New York's East Village. She believes all is fair in love and sample sale shopping.

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Especially now, with the economy in the tank, who says that Mr. Right can't also be Mr. Fabulously Rich? Read our dating guide for more dating tips and advice.

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1. Shop Where They Shop

New York's Upper East Side, LA's Bel Air, Chicago's Lincoln Park, Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square: all metro areas have a part of town where the wealthy cluster together. You may not be able to afford $200 dinners or to shop at Barneys (just yet,) but that doesn't mean you can't meet a guy who does. Start running your errands, buying your venti lattes and doing your grocery shopping in upscale neighborhoods. By frequenting the same spots as the rich, you will increase your chances of meeting them.

2. Attend Charity Events

One of the best places to meet someone who is both generous of heart (and of wallet) is at a charity event. Polo matches, galas, and anything involving a cultural institution are great places to start. Besides potentially meeting someone, you can also feel good that you're giving back and helping a charitable organization.

3. Volunteer

Like charity events, volunteering is a great way to meet quality and financially stable men. For example, volunteering at a hospital exposes you to a large pool of doctors and surgeons whom you might not otherwise meet. Political organizations also attract ambitious, successful men.

4. Take Up a New Hobby

Although you shouldn't take up any activity that you really hate just for the sake of meeting someone, luxury sports like golf, sailing, tennis, and scuba diving tend to attract the type of men who have disposable income to burn. Spending time on a golf course or at a marina can only increase your chances of meeting a successful man and, as a plus, gives you something to talk about when he asks you out on a date. Likewise, don't bother looking for your next boyfriend in places like bowling alleys, diners, and bars that offer two for one specials, unless you are okay with always going Dutch treat.

5. Check Out Specialty Dating Sites

There are numerous online dating websites that are specifically geared towards average-income women looking to meet high-income men. However, exercise caution when utilizing these services. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.

Lastly, even when you meet Mr. Fabulously Wealthy, you'll still experience the ups and downs of any normal relationship. At the end of the day, despite their financial security, rich men are still just men.

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