When it comes to love, do you have champagne wishes and caviar dreams? Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger shares a few tips on how to wrangle your very own Christian Grey. But remember, no S&M before monogamy…
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Patti is the expert when it comes to finding millionaires and here are the top four places she recommends looking. The good news is you may not need to look farther than your own laptop!
Tip #1: Let the internet be your matchmaker
With all the dating websites out there, why not take full advantage of dating in the time of cyberspace? By carefully reading through the profiles of single men, you can target those who work in the financial industry, tech, real estate and medicine. Patti recommends joining three different internet-dating sites, one that’s well-advertised, one based around your religious faith, and a third focused on any hobbies or interests you might have. My former boss who was a Southern lady used to say, “It’s just as easy to marry a rich man as it is a poor one.” And now it’s even easier.
Word of warning — all men hate “gold-diggers” and are wary of any woman who asks too many questions about his bank statement. While Patti recommends not discussing money at all, questions such as, “What stocks are you currently investing in?” are obviously a lot better than “What’s your net worth?” Play it cool while you’re dating.
Tip #2: Go skiing!
Yes, Patti recommends searching for love on the slopes because skiing is an expensive sport. Those who are good at it must have the income to ski frequently. And if he’s skiing a lot, he’s probably in excellent physical shape.
Patti highly recommends Vail, Colorado, if you’re into divorced dads — apparently they take their kids skiing there on the weekends. Whistler, Patti says, is also great because you get a mix of Canadians and Europeans, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is where oil billionaires all go to ski (who knew?).
Bad knees? Don’t worry. Patti says, “You don’t have to actually learn how to ski, but you gotta sit at the hottie pa-tottie bar and get your little hottie totties.”
Tip #3: Go to wine festivals and tastings
Patti insists, “Men love wine. The richer they get, the more they want to have a wine cellar.” And a lovely lady to share a bottle with, of course.
Spend some time learning about wine so you can be confident in what you like and then she recommends going to the Food and Wine Classic in Aspen or the South Beach Wine and Food Festival in Florida. But be sure to follow Patti’s advice — keep it classy by drinking no more than two glasses on a date.
Tip #4: Lastly, and this is my personal favorite, attend the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas!
Who isn’t up for a nerdgasm? Techie guys, like software developers, app designers and hardware engineers have great financial portfolios, may have their own IPO and even know how to fix your laptop. But a word of warning — Patti says that millionaires can be a little ADD. Throw in a handful of computer gadgets and he could get lost in cyberspace. You may need to be the warm body that pulls him out of the digital universe and back into the material world.