Want to meet rich men in New York City? Get in line. Actually, don’t. Rich men don’t wait in lines—anywhere. They breeze past the velvet ropes of Provocateur, score same-day reservations at Per Se, and cheer on the Knicks from courtside seats. Why? Because money is power, and in the concrete jungle of Manhattan, rich men are king.
Still, every ruling monarch is looking for a quality queen to stand by his side… and help spend his hard-earned dolla-dolla-bills, y’all. To help you land your very own Rockefeller, Haute Living has rounded up the top spots to meet wealthy men in NYC.
This one may seem obvious, but swanky nightclubs are prime places to meet affluent gents. Don’t roll up with a gaggle of girls—way too intimidating—instead, arrive with one or two attractive girlfriends. And never, ever, ever, come with a guy pal. Even if he’s gay. For starters, your rich prospect won’t know, or take the time, to figure out whether you’re with your boyfriend or brother, he’ll already be making the rounds looking for another bubbly blonde.
Shy men tend to gravitate away from pulsating nightclubs. After all, it’s hard to meet women when you’re standing motionless on the dance floor leering like a creepy pedophile at a playground. Growers not showers tend to feel more comfortable when they’re able to strike up a conversation without shouting over Tiesto. Read today’s headlines, and of course, Haute Living, and come prepared with a few fun talking points or witty anecdotes. If you clam up, start talking about the last great international trip your took, but avoid mentioning that time you broke your foot table dancing in Tijuana. Keep it classy, ladies. For now… at least.
Another no-brainer. Men like sports. Women like men. Combine the two and it’s like the perfect blend of sweet milk chocolate and salty peanut butter. Don your favorite jersey (just make sure it’s from the right sport), and head to the ball park or polo field with your gals. If you’re the fiery type that can handle a bit of friendly banter, wear a tee shirt with the away team’s logo and make a couple friendly bets with your well-heeled seatmates.
Drinking coffee is so 2013. Leave your laptop and emo horned-rimmed glasses at Starbucks, and head to a fresh juicery for a fruit or vegetable concoction. Sip your healthy blend at the bar, or ask the handsome gent toting the YSL gym bag in line behind you for his recommendation. Bond over your shared love of wheatgrass shots or Soul Cycle, and walk away with a rich guy who will be impressed by your healthy girl-next-door lifestyle. Insider tip: find a way to drop in your favorite philanthropic organization or the half-marathon you just ran (or thought about running).