Known primarily for its scenic beauty and pristine wilderness, Maine is a growing economic force in the New England region. So if you are looking for a place where you can be wined and dined by rich eligible men, the Pine Tree state is a good place to start.
Meet the Shipping Barons
To the south and east is the Atlantic Ocean, Maine has a longstanding tradition of being home to many shipbuilding companies. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Maine was home to many shipyards that produced wooden sailing ships. One of these yards was located in Pennellville Historic District in what is now Brunswick, Maine. This yard, owned by the Pennell family, was typical of the many family-owned shipbuilding companies of the time period. Other such examples of shipbuilding families were the Skolfields and the Morses. Even now naval shipbuilding and construction remain key to Maine’s economy, with the most important plants being the Bath Iron Works in Bath and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery. And while not everybody is a Jacqueline Kennedy to be able to catch the eye of Onassis, you can surely explore the possibility of getting to know the singles in the ship building or shipping business. If possible, attend the business conventions and trade conferences related to the shipping industry so as to be able to rub shoulders with the wealthy owners of shipping companies, cargo vessels or luxury cruise liners. If nothing comes of that, you can make the acquaintance of various highly-skilled professionals in the industry like engineers, navigators, managers of cruise liners and others who are likely to be among the best-paid singles in the country. So don’t forget to book yourself on that cruise, apart from enjoying some of the loveliest sights in the world, who knows it may also help you to meet someone wealthy and available.
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Bounties of the Sea
With a long coastline extending from the east to the south, Commercial fishing has traditionally been the mainstay of Maine’s economy. Even though now its importance as an economic activity has lessened, it nevertheless maintains a presence, particularly lobstering and groundfishing. So keep an eye out for owners of large fishing vessels, executives with fishing companies or even officials of the many associations of the fisheries department who are all likely to lead a comfortable life.
Check out the industrial big-wigs
Manufacturing is still the largest sector in the state's economy. Maine is a leading producer of paper and wood products, which are the most valuable of all manufactures in the state. Today, the largest industry by far is paper manufacturing, for which both forests and water power are essential. Maine is the second largest papermaking state in the U.S. As a 90 percent forested state, it is no surprise that the paper, pulp and wood products sector flourishes and is Maine’s second largest export to Canada, Europe and China. So if you are keen to meet men in this state who can afford to be generous dates, you may want to look at places where the largest paper mills and factories are located like Verso Paper Corp in Bucksport and Great Northern Paper in East Millinocket. And if you happen to meet a single who has business interests in natural resources like timber, fisheries or energy sector, put your best foot forward and go right ahead. Take a tour through forests and coasts in Maine since many of these businesses may be located in the heart of the country side. If however you don’t wish to stir from the city, be sure to explore convention centers, business conferences and workshops which will help you make acquaintance of the budding entrepreneurs of the country.
Meet the wealthy vacationers
With the Atlantic Ocean on its east, the state of Maine has an amazing coastline, spotted with some of the loveliest beaches, harbors and ports – all of which attract wealthy vacationers and retirees from across the country. One of the most frequented beaches here is the Old Orchard Beach which though popular during summers, is especially great for rich vacationers in the shoulder seasons of spring and fall – at these times the weather is mild, the sun shines brightly, and the summertime crowds are nonexistent. The beach here is seven miles long and so wide at low tide you’ve got plenty of space to stroll in the sand. Guests who would like a bit more action can go deep sea fishing, kayaking , canoeing, windfall rafting or book tours on lobster boats. Then again with over 40 restaurants and eateries gracing the Old Orchard Beach area, any luxury vacation would be incomplete without making time for fine dining experience. Fried clams, steamers, prime rib, pizza, Chinese, Greek, Mexican, Italian and, of course, lobster prepared a dozen different ways are just a few of the many dining options which attract rich guests and these places are ideal to strike up conversations with them. Alternately you can enjoy a night "out on the town" at one of the dozens of nightclubs offering entertainment as you mingle with wealthy vacationing singles. Live bands, jazz, and karaoke are just a few of the many nightly activities offered in season.
Bar Harbor is a coastal town that could well be the most requested vacation spot in Maine – and with good reason too. From awesome shopping and dining downtown, to whale watches and schooner day trips out on the sea, to bike rentals and canoe and kayak outfitters to take you out of town, there’s something for just about everyone. Here you can run into wealthy vacationers or rich retirees, walking around the town dock and viewing the boats and birds. Bar Harbor also has attractions for its more adventurous guests who can be found heading for the Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor’s neighbor on the island, where they can stroll along the Sand Beach, drive up Cadillac Mountain and drink in the view of the islands, or bike on the Carriage Trails. Finally apart from camping and hiking, the state is a popular destination for sport fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, boating and sport hunting - particularly deer, moose and bear – all activities which attract niche sections of the male population. And hence if you are careful to be seen at the right places at the right time, you are sure to attract the notice of a rich vacationing single or a wealthy retiree.
Get to know the rich guides
Tourism and outdoor recreation play a major and increasingly important role in Maine's economy. According to a report1, the tourism industry forms one of the largest revenue generators around $15 billion, to the Maine economy. Apart from recreational destinations, national parks and lovely coasts, Maine has a large base of “cottage” industries including crafts, local artists and other products which earn big bucks from wealthy tourists. So if you happen to find yourself in this Northeastern paradise, don’t hesitate to mingle with the singles of the tourism and hospitality industry. This will put you in touch with the high-paid professionals like guides, chefs, tour managers, not to speak of the executives and owners of the profit-making travel companies.
Frequent Upscale Hangouts
With more restaurants per capita than any other city in the nation, Portland is a prime destination for food lovers, especially the wealthy kind who can afford the finest of dining experiences. Some of the places where you can run into well-heeled guests are the Portland Harbor Hotel and Eve’s at the Garden. However guests interested in the special culinary offerings of the city can be found heading to the Gelato Fiasco on Fore Street, East End Cupcakes right across the street and TwoFat Cats bakery up on Munjoy hill. After you are done gorging on delicious food, you can check out the Old Port and Commercial Street, to run into wealthy shoppers who won’t mind treating you to a good time too. For hardcore shoppers, the place to head for is Freeport, just north of Portland. Freeport is the home of L.L. Bean and loads of outlets, as well as quite a few uniquely Maine stores like Mexicali Blues. In Bar Harbor some of the venues which attract wealthy vacationers as well as well-heeled denizens are the Chartroom Restaurant offering Lovely oceanfront dining just 2 miles out of downtown Bar Harbor, the Looking Glass located high on a hill top and La Belle Vita Ristorante where great ambience and spectacular Frenchman’s Bay views make this one of Bar Harbor’s premier dining spots.