Start Dating an older rich guy

Dating an older rich guy

Paula Froelich reports on the new breed of high-end love gurus and their wealthy clients.

“They’ve had to adopt certain characteristics to get ahead—aggression, being tough, ball busting—and in the dating world they will carry over more masculine characteristics, and guys don’t want that.

The new breed of high-end matchmakers is highly selective, running background checks not just on clients but potential dates, and they say they accept, at the most, 25 percent of potential clients, the majority of whom are women. Granted, we can’t guarantee if the guys are as good as they sound, but if these men are going to submit to a background check and a litany of questions, they must be at least interested and sincere about getting into a relationship.”Griffith adds that wealthier, high-profile clients have a harder time meeting prospective mates, as “there are challenges.

Margaret Griffith, who heads the New York office of Premier Matchmaking, says, “We get a lot more inquiries from women than men” in New York. It’s not the best of ideas to date within your work circle.

Yesterday, Dragon’s Den judge Duncan Bannatyne, 66, appeared on ITV’s This Morning with his latest girlfriend, a stunning 35-year-old called Nigora Whitehorn, with whom he declared he was “madly in love”.

Bannatyne is 534th on the Sunday Times Rich List, with an estimated total wealth of £175m, and rakes it in from hotels, health clubs, spas, media, TV, stage schools, property and transport. Nigora, meanwhile, is from Uzbekistan and works as a treatment coordinator at the Harley Street dentist where Bannatyne has his choppers fixed.

And if the women go out too much, it could hurt their reputation, says Amy Andersen of Linx Dating.

“A really powerful, high-caliber woman, when it comes to her personal life, she should make it as private as possible,” she says.

Not only can they not pick up guys in bars for fear of appearing on Page Six, they can’t shop online without knowing that somehow their profile will mysteriously appear on sites like Gawker, which will mock them mercilessly.