If you’re looking to bump into a sugar daddy with more than enough cash to throw around, you might want to pencil in a flight to New York City in May and/or September.
With Modern and Impressionist art by some of the finest artists (think Cézanne, Monet, Degas, and Modigliani pieces that regularly fetch more than $30.0 million) New York City is the place to be for the spring and fall art auction seasons.
Not a fan of art? Auction houses in virtually every major city also hold a variety of different sales throughout the year, including fine wines, jewelry, rare books, photography, and fine furniture.
While no two sugar daddies are alike, it should be easy to spot a potential target. Look for smartly dressed men standing alone—nice shoes (of course), clean haircut, and well-manicured hands. A potential sugar daddy will also boast an air of confidence that cannot be duplicated.
You also want it to be easy for him to spot you too. Dress to kill, but not to stand out—some sugar daddies want discretion. If you’re dressed well, you’ll still fit in with everyone else. People attend art auctions to see and be seen, and you’re no different. You want him to know you belong.
There’s more to looking the part than owning a pair of Manolo Blahniks and having killer legs. Purchase an auction catalogue and register for a bidding paddle. There’s nothing more appealing to a sugar daddy on the prowl than a smart, beautiful girl—better yet, a smart, beautiful girl who isn’t afraid to ask questions about the auction. If you see a potential sugar daddy, find out what artists he likes to collect. Doing so will also let you know how much he’s willing to spend on art…and on you.