The key is to be yourself. It really comes down to chemistry. Either a somebody likes you or they don't. If you aren't sure what creates chemistry, look at Perretti and Abplanalp study on Chemistry. They found the following create chemistry: physical attractiveness, similarity, spontaneous communication, reciprocity, warm personality, and longing.
Yes Ms. Freya rich or not if he likes you, he likes you....if he likes the clothes you are wearing then keep on stepping. Settling is not only when a man has no money, it can also happen if you settle for a man like the one namax2000 met! As I understand it ...to date a rich guy you must wear designer clothing and designer lingerie....wow. They are just as shallow as gold diggers if they can only date you if you wear designer clothing. Last time I checked they were just as human as the rest of us.
When I was living in Los Angeles a co-worker set me up on a date with a guy she knew....worth $40 million / investment banker. He proposed to me on the first date...he had 4 homes...Rancho Bernardo, Beverly Hills, Palm springs and can't remember where the other one was...he drove a Silver Cloud Rolls Royce..offered to set me up in my own business...take me to France for New Years ..I wasn't attracted to him and didn't care for his personality...he offered to pay me to date him....and when I said no he offered to pay me to have his child....I must say it goes both ways...the more he tried to "buy" me the more turned off I became. How women can marry and sleep w/men for money is beyond me...I couldn't get away fast enough. I'm just an everyday girl...attractive but not phoney or into money...didn't stop him...I wasn't wearing designer clothing...just a nice person.
Yep! Ms. Freyja has it down cold! Most people with money can smell someone interested in "dating their bank accounts" (great phrase!) quicker than you can draw in a sharp breath at the sight of a 5 ctw diamond!
I would also add (because this is important to me), learn to be flexible in what you can do. I ride horses, walk in the woods, sit on the beach, entertain frequently and wear tux's to formal events. I live a regular life in a regular house and drive a regular car but I have had more than one extravegent event in my life. Learn to be flexible and admit when you dont know something. I would rather know up front that you've never had a certain experience than to be led to believe that you have and either one of us embarassed.
Just the way you would date any other guy - because you're dating the man, not his bank account. That is if you're wondering how to behave - the topic title could be understood that way, too.
Be yourself, I think that is the way you can find your Mr. Right, either rich or less rich...