How to Meet and Date Rich Men in Czech Republic

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Despite being shrouded by the Iron Curtain for around two decades in the latter half of the twentieth century, the Czech Republic is today one of the biggest success stories of Central and Eastern Europe. The country not only has the highest human development in the region, but in 2006, the Czech Republic became first former member of the Comecon to achieve the status of a developed country according to the World Bank1. So if you are looking to meet and date rich men in this part of Europe, the Czech Republic is a good place to initiate your romantic adventures.

Get to know the industrial barons

The traditional core of Prague’s economy has been manufacturing. Industry is present in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, printing, food processing, steel, manufacture of transport equipment, computer technology and electrical engineering. Its most important part is the automotive industry, which is a very strong exporter as well. Škoda Auto is one of the largest car manufacturers in Central Europe while Škoda Works - one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Europe in the 20th century – is headquartered at Plzen. Other than acting as the headquarters of the biggest national companies of the country – the Czech Airlines for instance, is headquartered at Ruzyne, Prague – the capital city is also home to the regional offices of several major multinational companies. The mining industry is often connected with the engineering industry. At present, the mining industry is mostly concentrated in the regions with raw material deposits mainly in the region of Ostrava.

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If you would like to come across the wealthy singles of the country, make it a point to frequent circles where the movers and shakers of industry converge. Such venues could range from places of business like banks and convention centers in mining centers like Ostrava and areas like Nove Mestro or the New Town and Mala Strana to leisure recreational venues like restaurants, bars, exclusive clubs and health resorts in districts like the Sona or “South of Narodni”, Letna, Smichov and the Josefov which used to be the Old Jewish Quarter.

Explore the lucrative service sector

In recent years, the economy of Czech Republic has witnessed a significant shift from manufacturing to service sector. Financial services, real estate, tourism, hospitality, food and beverages, trade, commercial services and public administration make up the most significant constituents of the service sector. Many of the richest citizens of the country like Marek Dospiva, Radovan Vitek, Lilia Lili and Radka Zacova belong to sectors like financial services, real estate, tourism and insurance respectively. This reveals that the youngest and newest billionaires of the Czech economy are arriving from the services sector of which the tourism is particularly profitable. According to an estimate as much as half of all the money earned from tourism in the country comes from Prague. However even if you cannot strike up an acquaintance with a millionaire on your maiden visit to the biggest cities, make it a point to chat up the staff of the hotels you stay and the restaurants you dine at since if lucky, you could get a useful tip or two on who in the management is single and eager to mingle.

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Mingle with the Tourism Majors

The travel and tourism industry constitutes a significant factor in the Czech Republic´s economy; in 2011, Prague was the sixth most visited city in Europe. In 2001, the total earnings from tourism reached 118.13 billion CZK, making up 5.5% of GNP and 9.3% of overall export earnings2. Employed in travel and tourism in 2001 were more than 110,000 persons (2.37%); in other words, every tenth person is employed in the travel and tourism industry or in some related sphere. There are several centers of tourist activity. Centers of thermal springs such as Karlovy Vary, Mariánské Lázně and Františkovy Lázně, are popular as spa resorts. With a rich architectural heritage, the Czech Republic has long attracted the history lover as much to many castles and chateaux from different historical periods, namely Karlštejn Castle, Český Krumlov and the Lednice–Valtice area as to its cathedrals, monasteries and churches like the Pilgrimage Church of Saint John of Nepomuk which one of those inscribed on the World Heritage List. Away from the towns, areas such as Český ráj, Šumava and the Krkonoše Mountains attract visitors seeking outdoor pursuits. So if you happen to find yourself in this Bohemian paradise, don’t hesitate to explore all its attractions. And if you can afford it, do it in style like booking yourself at a luxury spa or staying at a five-star hotel. This will put you in touch with the high-paid professionals in the hospitality sector like guides, chefs, tour managers, owners and executives profit-making travel companies, not to speak of wealthy guests who are likely to be vacationing at these luxury tourist destinations.

Check out Upscale nightspots

Prague has one of the most exciting nightlife in the whole of Central Europe. With an array of choices in music and spirits, the cocktail and lounge bars of Prague as well as its swanky dance clubs attract the hippest crowds of the city. Bugsy is one of the most popular choices with the swish set since it has a drink to match almost every mood – from the classics to the moderns and from the strongest cigars to the finest wines. Then again there is the Cloud 9 Sky Bar and Lounge, appropriately named because of the incredible view and well-mixed drinks. Nestled in the Mandarin Oriental is the Barego, a favorite haunt of the sophisticated crowd. If however you are in the mood for some unadulterated fun and dancing, you cannot go wrong with the Radost FX, one of Prague’s slickest, shiniest and most self-assured nightclubs. The place has a chilled-out atmosphere which is a mix of Moroccan decadence and Moulin Rouge style. Thursdays are hip-hop nights but on Fridays and Saturdays, you can groove to some of the most enchanting beats spun out by the in-house DJs. However for a trendier destination, head for the Tretters which is a favorite meeting place for the power brokers and the beautiful people of the city. And once you have had enough of this 1930s New York-styled cocktail bar, you can move on to the nearby Ocean Drive for a more relaxed Latin themed leisure.

Apart from Prague, the other major cities in the Czech Republic are Brno and Ostrava. As the main center of the Moravian region, Brono is home many museums, theatres, universities and other cultural institutions. Thus catching a show at the Reduta Theatre – the oldest theater building in Central Europe – or at the National Theatre Brno - the leading scene of opera, drama and ballet – is sure to throw you in the way of discriminating men in the city. And though Ostrava is known as an industrial city, in recent years many hotspots of nightlife have emerged here as well. Most of the swanky bars and clubs are located in the legendary Stodolní area which is famous as the “Street that never sleeps”. This is the hub of wining, dining and having a great Tim in the heart of the city. It boasts over 60 bars and restaurants in an area covering just a few blocks. However if you are looking to drop in at more exclusive places to meet men with means, Koras is a fine dining destination in Ostrava while Hotel Imperial Ostrava is a renowned place with restaurants, wellness centre and meeting facilities.

Frequent Wealthy Neighborhoods

Relationship experts point out that one of the most effective ways of meeting wealthy singles is to live where they do or at least frequent the cafes, supermarkets or parks in the wealthy neighborhoods. In Prague, this would mean districts like the Hradcany where the single most attraction is the Prague Castle as well as the adjacent Hradcanske Namesti Square where some of the richest denizens of the city live. Other highly priced residential areas of the city are the Mala Strana where many of the foreign embassies are located, Vrsovice where many of the expats reside, Dejvice with its rather snooty air as well as Vinohrady which combines the best of city-center amenities, handsome 19-century architecture as well as suburban tranquility.

References:

  1. Radio Prague - World Bank marks Czech Republic's graduation to 'developed' status
     
  2. Czech Republic - The Activities of the Czech Tourist Authority (CTA) in Promoting the Czech Republic Abroad