He was your typical triple A personality - acquisitive, aggressive and accumulative, and having amassed a fortune he decided he wanted to own me.
At the top of the stairs that night, the PR who had organised the party whispered the name of each new arrival, so he could greet them like long lost buddies.
I counted quite a few famous industrialists and a smattering of celebs that evening, all of whom he schmoozed with a ruthlessness I had never witnessed.
It must have cost a fortune, but in his mind everything was an investment, and this case the return was worth it. While men desire women who look like Meg Ryan, recent studies confirm that women are attracted to men who look as if they have wealth, or the ability to acquire it. His house had one of those home cinema screens and a wall of DVDs.
Think of all the new contacts he had made, and how he could show off his impressive collection of 20th-century art - I counted at least six Cy Twomblys that evening, a couple of Picassos and if I am not mistaken there was even a Rauschenberg in the loo - subtext: I am so rich I don't care where I put my paintings. Super-mates, whether the stick thin model or rich man, are not accessible to all, which is why when one of them invites you to dinner, you feel as if you are being allowed into a special club. I used to spend whole weekends watching the entire Doris Day collection in his sitting room, which was three times the size of my entire flat.
They Live in Some Surprising Places The research firm Teasley ranked the following United States cities as having the best ratio of rich, single men to women.1. The rest of the list includes Calvin Klein, Armani, Coach, and Burberry.
Dallas They Have Gold-Digger Radar Most people want to be loved for who they are, not what they do. "Gold diggers do not give off a cute vibe," says one successful 27-year-old investment banker.
This was the catch - the relationship was on his terms.
Given that he spent a huge chunk of his time jetting around the globe, I had to be on call.
HE WAS so used to feeling superior that he treated me like another person in his employ.
His superior attitude kicked into my submissive side and I found myself troweling on make-up at 11pm, because he had just arrived from New York and wanted to see me.
Here are some high-profile wealthy Web entrepreneurs. But They Don't Want to Marry a Dummy Either Eighty-nine percent of high-achieving (and presumably high-earning) men report that they marry or would like to marry a woman who is just as or more intelligent than they are, says Christine Whelan, Ph D, author of Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women.