How To Find a Millionaire (or Billionaire)
Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are gone. So is Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison.
They're all no longer billionaire bachelors.
But don't fear. If a high-net-worth mate is your ideal, a plethora of dating sites offer an inventory of men who say they earn at least six figures annually. You can troll sites such as MillionaireMatch.com to find deep pockets. (Men seeking sugar mamas on these sites typically have fewer choices because profiles of wealthy men tend to outnumber profiles of wealthy women.)
Sure, these find-a-rich-guy sites might sound dubious, but they insist they provide a valuable service to wealthy people who are too busy running businesses to hang out at bars, clubs and other social venues. "These guys work a lot of hours. It's very convenient to sit in your office and look through a catalogue of women" on your computer. Lucky them.
It's also cheaper than traditional matchmakers. For instance, MillionaireMatch charges members about $30 a month, while high-end matchmakers charge clients thousands of dollars.
The sites also claim to have higher-profile members, such as CEOs, celebrities and major sports figures, than broad-based sites. For instance, actor Charlie Sheen was a member of MillionaireMatch for a few months. Steve Kasper, marketing vice president at San Jose, Calif.-based MillionaireMatch, says the company never reveals the identity of its members, and that Sheen was outed by another member.