One of the most traditional ways that women have come into wealth since the dawn of dowries is by simply marrying into it. In Los Angeles there is no shortage of women who would be more than thrilled to quit their day jobs for the prospect of pre-nuptial bliss to a man of means. While this is somewhat frowned upon in communities of affluence, dating and marrying upward is still something that happens quite often. Obviously dating a man of means has its perks. However, more important than gifts and great trips, dating up is an opportunity to experience operating at a higher level of consciousness. While economics does come into play a lot of the time, dating up isn’t always about money. If you take nothing away from dating a dynamic individual, other than the experience of a nice restaurant and car ride, then you aren’t living in the moment.
Dating up is not to be confused with simply being a groupie. Dating up is about meeting someone who has achieved something that you admire and want to emulate in some facet of your own life. At face value this seems a bit controversial but realistically speaking we would hope that the men we choose to date would be, at the very least, on the same level in terms of income, career, education, etc. We would also hope to involve ourselves with men whom we could respect and learn from. Dating up isn’t merely something to show off, it’s much deeper. If we believe in the idea that we attract what we act, then dating up is actually a way to try on the image that the universe wants us to have.
A huge factor in attracting the type of man you want to meet has to do with the type of energy you exude. Make an effort to envision only our best selves and make conscious strides toward manifesting that person within you. The object of the dating game, as with any other game, is to win but winning can simple be achieving happiness and contentment. Dating up serves as a sophisticated social experiment that offers women the opportunity to test their social skills and preparedness for various levels of interaction. For example, can you be the kind of woman that a man can take to a dive bar or a White House dinner? Can you switch gears and adapt to awkward moments, or do you shut down in the face of exposure? Set higher standards for yourself mentally, physically and spiritually so that you can go on to meet interesting people who reflect these standards. After all, the art of love and dating is also the art of internal reflection and self-awareness.