Anna sounded intriguing so I flew out to meet her the following weekend."TRANS-ATLANTIC LOVEIt was reported this week that Berkeley International, another elite dating service, which has 5000 clients – "a mix of CEOs, barristers, doctors and hedge-fund types" – has seen a 50 per cent rise in Londoners seeking to be introduced to New Yorkers.
Net worth is not the type of topic you bring up when dating someone unless you're trying to overcompensate for something. Maybe she doesn't find out on the first date but she eventually does, like she hears it from a mutual friend or something. Or, find someone you liked before you got your entry level gig.
Or maybe she even knew it before we started going out because someone told her. I have lots of money and I often wonder if women think I'm dating them just because they're young and hot? Get out there, go for coffee or drinks with as many women as you can. In my experience, those who want a life partner end up with a life partner and those who want a gold digger (whether they admit it to themselves or not), end up with a gold digger. That's considered chump change around around even at your age. Are you that vagabond posting from the homeless shelter? Where did all these guys come from claiming 100k is not a lot of money for a guy under 30? You're either some 17 year olds who think you'll get 100k/year jobs when you graduate and be millionaires by 30 (every 17 year old thinks that but then reality sets in when first job after university pays 28k/year), OR you're some rich punk who's dad give him money.
When its managing director, Lemarc Thomas, told Jake he had found the perfect match for him in London, Jake saw it as an opportunity, not a problem."The dating scene in New York is too aggressive for me," he explains.
"I travel a lot and I'm more drawn to the effortless sophistication of European women.
Almost straight away, I was paired with Jennifer, who worked in finance in Manhattan and also did a bit of back and forth across the pond.
As I was in New York the following week, we set up a date – I felt like a character in Love Actually.
It all sounds very glamorous, but when it comes down to it, arranging dates around packed itineraries can be very challenging."A healthy international client base was part of Vida's appeal for Michael, a 47-year-old property developer and entrepreneur from London.
He says: "My work takes me overseas on a fairly regular basis, so the fact that Vida could offer a service in both the UK and the US really appealed."I've been a member for about 18 months.
It's probably not a problem for middle age guys because it's not uncommon for them to have a few hundred grand in the bank and they usually date older women who also might have a lot of money, but for a guy like me in his 20s who dates girls in their 20s it's not expected to have lots of money.