Dating as a wealthy woman doesnt have to be complicated with the right dating site, a good profile, and the perfect picture anyone can find love

In 2017, Bet365 founder Denise Coates received an honour normally reserved for the wives and daughters of rich men she made it onto the Sunday Times Rich List, having transformed her small betting shop into the worlds largest online gambling company, and acquired a net worth of 5 billion. Not only is Coates the richest self-made British woman, shes also the 22nd richest person male or female in the United Kingdom.

In a country with a female Prime Minister where women like Denise Coates are holding their own against male titans of industry, its hard to deny that women have come a long way in recent decades. Professionally, financially, and socially, things are better for British women than theyve ever been which means its becoming increasingly easy for us ladies to build up our careers, run our own companies, and enjoy the trappings of a rich and successful lifestyle.

Of course, being wealthy doesnt automatically make everything in life easier. Success can change the way you are perceived by your friends and family, make you vulnerable to people who might want to take advantage, and offer you up to public scrutiny. And as a wealthy woman, things can be even more complicated. We may have come a long way with womens rights, but women who are rich, famous and successful are often subjected to more criticism, and held to a higher standard than their male counterparts.

In a dating context, these kinds of issues can become magnified. As a wealthy woman seeking love, its natural to be concerned about how you will be perceived by potential dates. Theres still a stigma attached to romantic relationships in which the woman earns more than her male partner, which means certain men may find themselves deterred by the prospect of dating wealthy women.

Thankfully, there are still many men out there who are more than happy to date rich and successful women whether or not they are rich and successful themselves. One of the best ways to find yourself one of these eligible bachelors is through dating sites that cater specifically for mature, successful, and wealthy women looking for a genuine romantic connection.

If youre a wealthy woman interested in finding love online, read on for a few tips that will help you get the best out of dating sites.

The first step in your online dating odyssey is choosing the ideal site. Its not hard to find sites that cater specifically for wealthy women seeking men (take, for example, However, these sites wont necessarily offer the best results and, on the dodgier end of the spectrum, may not be the safest place to store your personal details. With an established and popular site like Elite Singles, you can narrow your search to likeminded, successful people within the context of a site that specialises in careful matchmaking.

Other sites to consider are those tailored towards your age group and interests. Telegraph Dating tends to attract people in their forties, fifties and sixties, whose politics and worldview align with other Telegraph readers. If youre a regular reader, this can be a great place to make a connection with a likeminded, successful, and mature person.

If youre seeking something fun and casual, an app like Tinder can be ideal of course, you wont benefit from any kind of matchmaking algorithms, and your personal privacy wont be protected.

Successful, wealthy women are sometimes known to downplay their achievements, or keep quiet when it comes to salary, awards, and career highs. Though theres nothing wrong with maintaining a little modesty, theres no reason to feel uncomfortable discussing your career and lifestyle. And in a dating situation, its even more important to be upfront.

When creating your online dating profile, try to strike a balance between showing who you are in your personal life, and who you are in your professional life. Theres no need to discuss your annual income, but your professional success is undoubtedly a huge part of your identity and how you live your life. Speak about what you do for a living, what you do in your spare time, and how an ideal love interest could fit into your life.

If youre concerned about attracting people who are only interested in your wealth, you can hold back on giveaway details such where you live and what car you drive, but its important not to be dishonest or misrepresent yourself.

Finally, make sure you get the photos right! A profile picture should look like you, so aim for something recent that shows you smiling, natural, and relaxed. If in doubt, call on the photography skills of a trusted friend.

When money isnt an issue, you can subscribe to dating services with a fee that go the extra mile to connect you with your perfect match. One of the chief benefits of a subscription service is that youre far more likely to connect with people who have a genuine interest in finding love  people who arent serious simply wont pay to sign up.

With Telegraph Dating, subscription lets you go beyond a standard membership, easily facilitating your connections by letting you send and read unlimited messages. Sign up to the Premium service and your matches wont have to pay to reply something that puts the ball firmly in your court.

Other paying services such as eHarmony can be worth every penny if you know youre fussy when it comes to romance. With this famous dating site, you fill out a lengthy questionnaire. The site then uses 29 Key Dimensions to work out your compatibility with other members, and connects you to a list of matches. With the Total Connect service, which charges a higher fee, you get a deeper personality analysis and the ability to call your matches without revealing your phone number.

Of course, if you decide that online dating isnt for you, you can always go down the route of the matchmaker. In London and across the UK youll find elite matchmaking services such as Mutual Attraction that do all the hard work for you.

Sign up for their services, attend an initial meeting with a matchmaker, and let them go away and find your Prince Charming. The subscriptions can be pricey, but if youve got a busy schedule theyre fantastically convenient and theyre an excellent way to meet people who are similarly successful and wealthy.

Youve found the right website, written a cracking profile, and signed up for all the premium services. Now all thats left to do is start meeting up with your matches! Simpleright?

Its understandable to find the dating portion of online dating pretty daunting, particularly if its not something youve done much of before. But falling at the final hurdle by failing to arrange any dates is a waste of your precious time and energy. If youre unsure about arranging a date, just remember these cardinal rules

Its perfectly acceptable for a woman to make the first move with a man and ask him on a date.

The ideal date venue is somewhere you can sit comfortably and talk so dont aim for any noisy bars or intimidatingly quiet restaurants (no matter how good the food). If youre planning a cinema date, give yourself time to chat before or after.

In this day and age its fine for a woman to pay on the first date, particularly if she made the arrangements! Having said that

if a gentleman offers to pay, its usually more polite to graciously accept.

By all means enjoy a drink Dutch courage can get you through those awkward first ten minutes but dont overdo it.

Make sure you ask your date plenty of questions about their life and pay attention to see if they ask questions about yours.

Theres no reason that going on dates as a wealthy woman should be complicated or difficult. As weve discussed, its important not to misrepresent yourself or play down your achievements. Remember, if your date seems intimidated, theres plenty more fish in the sea!

For more tips and advice on successful dating after 40, visit ourMature Datingsection. If youre single and interested in meeting like-minded people, join Telegraph Dating.

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