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Petite, blonde and with a penchant for dressing in red, Anna’s success is as much down to her (seemingly effortless) ability to charm people as it is about possessing stone-cold business chutzpah.
Having not seen her cut a deal in the boardroom, I can’t attest to how much she plays hardball at work.
Not that I would have remotely been considered eligible for inclusion in that upper realm of online dating.
Anna’s various companies have a yearly turnover of around £120 million; I earn about £45,000 a year as a freelance writer and radio presenter. She drinks champagne; I drink prosecco – often from Aldi.
‘I do appreciate the effort, Rob,’ she said kindly.
‘But Soho House has ice buckets and champagne on its roof terrace.’ Clearly my romantic picnic was a bad idea.
‘I should probably never introduce you to pork scratchings,’ I blustered, as we walked to the car park. Anna and I met each other on a dating site 18 months ago.
I chucked the pork pie away and climbed into her Aston Martin, a two-step act that raised me around six social classes in the space of four seconds. It was an ordinary one, not one of those notorious ‘cocaine and comeuppance’ sites for the supposed uber-rich.
Getting to her feet, she stepped out of the shadow of the tree we had been lounging under in the more fashionable eastern end of Hampstead Heath.As I once overheard her say, ‘There’s a direct connection between people who talk about themselves too much and people who won’t be there for you when it counts.’ It’s hardly Shakespeare but, as a caring bromide, it’s pretty good for a former Soviet citizen from the Black Sea.So, why is Anna interested in a man who grew up on the Wirral, buys books from charity shops and saves money by purchasing lunchtime meal deals?What I’ve realised through dating such a rich woman is that the most impressive thing in another person isn’t money at all, it’s success.
And these two things don’t necessarily go hand in silk-gloved hand with each other. Call me impatient, but just having ambition or potential at the age of 40 isn’t enough. And by this I don’t mean having coined your first million; I mean you should be certain of what you want in life, and be well on the way to getting it.
She shops in Prada, he buys his clothes in charity shops.