Dating a rich older man
Yesterday, Dragon’s Den judge Duncan Bannatyne, 66, appeared on ITV’s This Morning with his latest girlfriend, a stunning 35-year-old called Nigora Whitehorn, with whom he declared he was “madly in love”.Bannatyne is 534th on the Sunday Times Rich List, with an estimated total wealth of £175m, and rakes it in from hotels, health clubs, spas, media, TV, stage schools, property and transport. Nigora, meanwhile, is from Uzbekistan and works as a treatment coordinator at the Harley Street dentist where Bannatyne has his choppers fixed.“I just find it attractive – some people like dark hair, some like blue eyes, I just like a giant wallet,” she said.Now in her twenties, the bubbly blonde says she has dated regular blokes “for the diversity” but keeps on returning to rich men.These days, of course, it’s customary to denigrate, not celebrate success, especially on Twitter, and especially when the target is brazenly heterosexual, wealthy, white and male – the perfect storm of “privilege” it’s acceptable to attack.Of course, top of the bitch-list was Bannatyne’s immense wealth.
Tracey (not her real name) started dating wealthy men in her social circle when she was 19 and later via date-a-millionaire-specific websites The university student from Queensland says she is attracted to wealthy men because she never has to worry about paying the bills.
But then there is a group of women who have absolutely no issue whatsoever hooking up with a man purely for his dough.
Call them what you want – “gold diggers”, “sugar babes”, “exploiters”, “opportunists” – they prey on men with money and do so without guilt or shame.
Evolutionary psychologists say that relationships like this often occur because while fertility lasts only from puberty to menopause in women, it starts at puberty and can extend long into midlife for lots of men.
That means there’s a strategic advantage for women to snag an older gent—he’s had more time to accumulate resources and stability than his younger counterparts, which could make him a more viable partner and father.She's more than just a pretty face: she’s confident, charismatic, and also intelligent.