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You have never dated a rich man before, and are nervous about how to fit in to his lifestyle. How can you have a meaningful relationship without feeling out of place, and make your man see that you love him for who he is faster than you can say, foie gras? Read on to find out!

Ask yourself if youre in love with a man who happens to be rich, or if youre dating a man only

hes rich. If the diamond earrings he gives you are more meaningful than his tender kisses, then chances are, youre in the relationship for the wrong reasons, and it wont last. Here are a few questions to ask yourself to help understand your true intentions:

Would he still be a great catch without the fancy house and ride? If youre not sure if you would still love your current interest if he lived in a studio apartment and drove a car that was older than you, then you may be in love with what he owns, not who he is.

Are you twenty years old while hes approaching retirement age? Though age may be just a number, Sugar Daddy is more than just a word.

Is hes rich the first thing that comes to mind when someone asks what you love about him? If youre this obsessed with his wealth, then its likely you dont respect his other good qualities–or that they dont exist.

Do you have a history of only dating rich men? If hes the tenth rich man youve dated, then this quality could be the only thing you care about, and it may be time to reflect on what youre really looking for in a relationship.

Enjoy his riches, but reciprocate however you can.

Sure, the champagne and oysters are a treat, but if you start asking for them every night without offering anything in return, your man may suspect that youre falling in love with his bank account, not his intelligence or sense of humor. Find a balance between expensive activities and those that anyone can afford.

Pick up the tab once in a while. Even if youre short on funds, its important to show that you care, even if its only by paying for the movie after he pays for dinner, or picking up drinks at a bar. You can also look out for special deals at normally-expensive restaurants, or see which local bar is having a free live music night, so you can still afford the delicious food and fun ambiance.

Treat him to an inexpensive meal. You can invite him over and cook a delicious, but inexpensive meal over a reasonably-priced bottle of wine, or prepare a tasty picnic, which will show that you put time and effort into planning your dates.

Invite him to join you for an inexpensive activity. Ask him to do outdoor activities, such as taking walks, hiking, or just sunbathing at the beach. If its too cold to spend much time outside, invite him to explore a new museum or bookstore in your neighborhood. This will show that his presence is more important than his presents.

If hes the right guy, he wouldnt want to repeatedly hear you mention how rich he is or how much you love dating a rich person. This may make him lose confidence in himself–and your relationship.

When you introduce him to your new friends, make sure to tell them to be discreet. If one of them says, Oh, so youre the rich guy Ive heard so much about, it may sound as if this is the only quality on your mind.

If he wants to pay for something fancy, let him pay. If hes determined to take you to the opera or a fancy vacation, you dont want to ruin his kind gesture by repeatedly saying, This must cost a fortune… This will ruin the romantic mood, and will keep you from enjoying his gesture.

While you dont have to mirror his every move, especially if you dont have the funds, its nice to have shared interests, and to have a better understanding of the world he comes from. And the more you have in common, the more likely your love is to grow.

Look the part. Dress to impress as much as you can, even if it means buying discount clothing that makes you

rich. You can easily substitute cubic zirconia for diamonds, buy knock-off purses that look like the real thing, or wait for expensive clothing to go on super-sale before you choose the perfect item. You can also splurge on the occasional real fancy item–its quality, not quantity, that matters, so if you own just a few key fancy items, the rest of your outfit will fall together.

Learn rich hobbies. Try your hand at sports that cater to the wealthy, such as yachting, polo, or tennis. Youll learn a new skill, make new friends, and have fun in the process!

If youre serious about your rich hunk, then chances are, youll be meeting his family and wealthy friends. You should make a good impression and show how much you love your new beau–not his new yacht.

If youre nervous about meeting his friends, you can keep a low profile when you first meet them to get a sense of their group dynamics, and then jump into a friendly conversation that shows youre not intimidated by their wealth.

If youre meeting his family for the first time, try not to talk about his money, or all of the extravagant things youve done together. Chances are, he has dated a gold-digger before, and his family may already be on the lookout for any hints that your intentions arent pure.

Be yourself. Even if you have to adjust your approach at first, remember to always be yourself. If your man loves the real you, then his friends and family are sure to follow.

Whether hes rich or poor, you still have to give it your all to make your relationship work.

In the end, remember that rich people arent so different from the rest of us–they just have more money. Treat this relationship like any other.

Have open and honest communication. Its important to tell him whats on your mind, and if his wealth has made you uncomfortable.

Tell him one new thing you love about him every day. This will ensure that he knows you love whats in his heart, not his wallet.

If you love your relationship, dont feel guilty about enjoying the perks of dating a rich man. And if you end up taking a trip to Venice in the process, then all the better!

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The man may be good, but money can corrupt him over time.

Most rich men are aggressive. Be prepared for that if you want to date a rich man.

Rich people can be very busy and often (not always) over commit to work.

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