Known as the heart of the auto industry in America, Michigan is as much famous for its economic prowess as is scenic beauty and lovely lakes. So if you wish to have a lavish dating life, a great place to look for eligible singles would be the rich and handsome of the Water Wonderland.
Michigan is the center of the American automotive industry where GM, Ford, and Chrysler make up the Big Three of domestic auto industry. Though the economic crisis of 2008 as well as the high speculative prices of oil during that time had pushed many of the auto companies into losses, from 2010, the three major domestic automakers began reporting reported significant profits indicating the beginning of rebound1. Auto-related taxes and fees generated $2.80 Billion to the state of Michigan, totaling 13% of total tax revenue for 2010; there were 1.18 Million total Auto Jobs in state which made up 14.8% of U.S. Auto Jobs as well as 21.8% of State Job Force2. In Michigan, the Chrysler Group has facilities in Detroit, Center Lines, Dundee, Auburn Hills, Warren Sterling Heights and Trenton. The main plant of Ford Company is in Dearborn but it also has facilities in Romulus, Brownstown, Flat Rock, Livonia, Sterling Heights and Woodhaven. In case of General Motors the Assembly, Stamping and Powertrain facilities are located in the Van Stykes complex in Flint while other facilities are present in places like Detroit, Lansing, Milford, Warren and lake Orion.So when in Michigan, keep a lookout for successful singles related to the auto sector. They could vary from engineers, designers and other highly-skilled professionals to executives and high-flying corporate members of the auto companies. A good place to meet them would be at business conferences, conventions and promotional dos associated with the auto industry. Here you can mingle with guests and organizers and if lucky get yourself a successful single to get your social life zooming through the fast lane.
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Michigan has the longest freshwater coastline of any political subdivision in the world, being bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair. All this makes Michigan one of the leading U.S. states for recreational boating. Michigan is the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes. The state has more than sixty thousand inland lakes and ponds. In fact, a person in the state is never more than six miles from a natural water source or more than 85 miles from a Great Lakes shoreline3. So water sports and activities like sailing are highly popular in the state but to meet the really loaded enthusiasts, you would need to frequent luxury sailing and yacht clubs or attend upscale events associated with such recreational activities. Look for luxury sailing clubs which attract wealthy members and who knows you may just make the acquaintance of a single sailing enthusiast. Michigan has several upscale community and yacht clubs like Sommerset Pointe near Boyne City, Lake Chavroix yacht Club, Grosse Point Yacht Club and Marquette Yacht Club. Those like the Michigan Sailing Club of the University of Michigan on the other hand will throw you together with well-to-do faculty members and university officials. While getting a membership into any of the above clubs might be an expensive proposition, you can explore options of day-tours or volunteer positions which will also put you in touch with rich single guests.
Nothing spells luxury like visiting a vineyard and opening a bottle straight from the source. No wonder then wealthy vacationers and wine connoisseurs are avid subscribers of wine tasting and wine trails through Michigans wine country, which stretches along the coast of Lake Michigan along the Lower Peninsulas northern and central shores. Then there is the Southeast Michigan Pioneer Wine Trail as well as the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. A particular favorite of wealthy travelers is the Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City – a vineyard and wine-making area perfect for a luxury dinner or a whole weekend getaway outside of the city. Alternately you can check out wine festivals throughout Michigan during Michigan Wine Month in April which are sure to attract well-heeled patrons of fine wines from all over the state.
Along with its fine wines, Michigan is well known for its luxury dining too. Restaurants in Detroit like Iridescence which apart from an exhaustive wine list, offers stunning views of the city of Detroit from atop the Motor City Casino and Hotel. Then there is the Bistro 555 with its intimate yet modern atmosphere or the Signature Grill which offers lovely riverfront scenery in downtown Detroit and delicious meals. Other equally fantastic dining options could be the Rattlesnake Club Located right on the Detroit River with its amazing scenery as well as Howes Bayou, a popular Cajun restaurant with a great view of vibrant Ferndale, especially in the spring and summer months when you and your rich date can eat out on the street-side patio and watch the world go by. The state capital, Lansing too features several fine dining establishments where the rich and beautiful of the city are frequently see. The Knight Cap is an upscale place which is noted for its steaks and service as well as its select crowd. Troppo, located in downtown Lansing, offers posh alfresco dining looking down the street to the State Capitol building. The restaurant caters mainly to well-to-do government-related employees in the downtown Lansing-area. Champps, located at Preyde Blvd, is an upscale sports bar; there is not a seat in the place where you cannot see one of the many large televisions. When one thinks of fine dining in Grand Rapids, Michigan, one of the first restaurants to come to mind is The 1913 Room. It is well known for its magnificent food and the restaurant has won numerous awards over the years, including being awarded a Five Diamond rating by AAA. No wonder then that it attracts a well-heeled crowd and here any single you find dining or entertaining others is most likely to have deep pockets. Tru Cugini is another fine dining destination that features a classic dcor that makes for an upscale atmosphere; complete with piano music-and on occasion-accordion music. Lovers of outdoor atmosphere are likely to be found at Roses on Reeds Lake which offers a beautiful view of Reeds Lake. Beyond the great atmosphere, the menu is inspired by Mediterranean, Italian, and Causal American cuisine and is a favorite draw of wealthy culinary enthusiasts of the city. So the next time you decide on a night out in any of these Michigan cities, flock to the above hangouts and you might just get lucky to meet the date of your gilded dreams.
Detroit has more than a few exclusive suburbs where the wealthy of the city live. Historical Woodbridge mixes very old with uber-new. Its listed in the National Register of Historic Places and encompasses parts of Trumbull, Calumet, Gibson, Wabash, Grand River Avenue, Rosa Parks Boulevard, West Warren Avenue, and Edsel Ford Freeway. Woodbridge contains some of the oldest and most venerable structures in the city. Grosse Point is another affluent part of Metropolitan Detroit where the well-to-do live. Though less pricey than historical Woodbridge, Midtown is closer to political and geographic center than leftist Woodbridge, and has emerged as Detroits hippest new neighborhood because it is home to the cultural as well as a high-rise business center. In Grand Rapids, the most expensive residential areas are Cornerstone, College Avenue, Waybridge, Whitneyville, Madison Avenue, City Center and others. While getting a place in any of the above areas may stretch your resources, living where the rich live definitely increases your chances of making their acquaintance.