Officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia, this is a U.S. state located in the South Atlantic region of the country. Virginia has one of the strongest economies in the nation and is among the top ten states with the most millionaires1 – all perfect conditions to begin looking for your dream date.
Virginia has the highest concentration of technology workers in the private sector of any state, and the fourth-highest number of technology workers after California, Texas, and New York . Virginia has long been known as a high-tech employment powerhouse and is home to just under 278,000 technology-related jobs with an average wage of about $96,000. The majority of the Virginia jobs are in computer systems design and related services, in addition to 51,000 engineering services jobs and 44,000 Internet and telecommunications services positions. Many of those jobs are tied to the government sector. Computer chips became the state's highest-grossing export in 2006, surpassing its traditional top exports of coal and tobacco combined. Northern Virginia, once considered the state's dairy capital, now hosts software, communication technology, defense contracting companies. so if you are keen to be dated by some of the richest singles of the state, keep a lookout for the computer engineers, software developers and other hi-tech professionals of the state who you can come across at pubs, bars and cafes at cities like Fairfax, Herndon and Reston or along the Dulles Technology Corridor.
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Wealth of the Land
Though agriculture has declined significantly since 1960 when there were twice as many farms, it remains the largest single industry in Virginia. Agriculture occupies 32% of the land in Virginia. The industry has an economic impact of $52 billion annually and provides more than 357,000 jobs in the Commonwealth. The industries of agriculture and forestry together have a total economic impact of almost $70 billion. The total employment impact was approximately 414,700 employees. Tomatoes surpassed soy as the most profitable crop in Virginia in 2006, with peanuts and hay as other agricultural products. Although it is no longer the primary crop, Virginia is still the fifth-largest producer of tobacco nationwide. In fact, about 90 percent of Virginia farms are owned and operated by individuals or families. All this implies that a good number of single and successful men in the state get their wealth from the land and if you can get yourself outside city limits, maybe you can meet an eligible farmer at any of the community events, local fairs or country clubs.
Virginia has the highest defense spending of any state per capita, providing the Commonwealth with around 900,000 jobs. 12% of all U.S. federal procurement money is spent in Virginia, the second-highest amount after California. Many Virginians work for federal agencies in Northern Virginia, which include the Central Intelligence Agency and the Department of Defense, as well as the National Science Foundation, the United States Geological Survey and the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Hampton Roads area has the largest concentration of military personnel and assets of any metropolitan area in the world, including the largest naval base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk as well as the Langley Air Force Base. Other naval facilities are Naval Medical Center, the Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, the Joint Expeditionary Base and the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, the NAS Oceania in Virginia Beach, the NSA Northwest Annex in Chesapeake, Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown as well as Surface Combat Systems Center in Wallops Island. Fort A. P. Hill is located close to the town of Bowling Green and is one of the largest and most important US military installments on the East Coast. Other Army bases in Virginia include Fort Belvoir, Fort Eustis, Fort Lee and Fort Myer. Marine Corps Base Quantico is a military installation located close to Triangle, Virginia while Henderson Hall is another Marine facility in Arlington.
The presence of so many federal and defense facilities imply a large corpus of high-ranking officers. And even though the federal and military paycheck may not be comparable with the ones in the corporate life, the lifestyle perks and the glamour of the uniform may be equally strong points of attraction. So make it a point to keep your social calendar free for the officers’ functions and social events that may be hosted in the military bases from time to time and if you are lucky, you might have several handsome officers to give you company
Splendors of Virginia Beach
Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia Beach is famous as the “The World’s Longest Pleasure Beach” by the Guinness Book of World Records. The place is pure recreation for wealthy vacationers where they can swim, sun, play golf, visit the Aquarium, go kayaking or whale-watching, bike alongside the water, cheer at the Virginia Beach surfing championships or its marathon. After they are done with all the activities, guests can take in some sight-seeing since Virginia Beach neighborhoods have distinctive vibes where shops and restaurants line the busy streets of the city. A particular point of interest is the 2,888-acre First Landing State Park on Chesapeake Bay which offers more than a mile of sandy beach and 20 miles of hiking, biking and fitness trails. so if you explore these attractions of Virginia, not only will you get to witness some of the most exquisite sights in this part of the world, but perhaps even catch the eye of a rich vacationing single.
Head for Wine Country
Rich single men who have both time and money to spare often cultivate lavish interests and one of the most popular of these is a passion for fine wines. With Virginia having celebrated its four-hundredth anniversary in 2007, its wine cellars are among the oldest in the country and sure to attract well-heeled wine enthusiasts. So book yourself on a winery tour in the state and if lucky you can make the acquaintance of a like-minded single. Virginia’s boutique wineries, many family-owned, begin outside of Washington, DC, nestle in the Blue Ridge Mountains, wind past Colonial Williamsburg, and surround the rolling hills of Richmond. Wine lovers can tour and taste at the Williamsburg Winery, which is on a 300-acre farm outside of Colonial Williamsburg. In the evening, you and your date can choose unique activities as guests at Williamsburg like attending a candlelit concert, taking in a dramatic performance such as “Cry Witch” or sampling fine dining of the city at places like Poplar Springs Inn. Again Casanova is a boutique Virginia Wine Country and boasts of an outstanding wine cellar at its Manor House Restaurant. Yet another getaway option is Lansdowne Resort as a dozen wineries are located within a half hour of this place. Then again you can also choose from wine country tours which apart from dining and lodging options also provide chauffeured sedans and other upscale amenities.
Meet Wealthy Patrons of Culture
If you wish to meet successful who are avid culture lovers, Richmond is the place to be in Virginia. For one this is home to the Richmond Museum of Fine Arts which is famous for its collections, ranging from its ancient Indian art and priceless Fabergé eggs and bijoux to its British sporting paintings to the modern art, sculpture, and photography. a particularly favorite haunt of the fashionable people in city is the Richmond Riverfront, a place from where you can take a narrated, historic Richmond Canal Cruise, attend a concert or other event on Brown’s Island and the Turning Basin on the Canal Walk or simply stroll along the 1.25-mile corridor that's home to shops and restaurants. Again the city attracts well-heeled shoppers with its three swanky malls — Richmond's Stony Point Fashion Park along with Regency Square and the Short Pump Town Center offer plenty of temptation. Finally check out the fine dining destinations of the city which may just throw you in the company of successful singles on their night out. Julep's Restaurant, located in the historic Shocktoe Bottom district is patronized by discriminating clients. Here even if you start your meal with one of the eatery's Southern Delight Mint Juleps, you may be tempted to order from the inspired wine list, which features vintages from Virginia along with other domestic and international choices. Acacia is an upscale restaurant and bar in mid-town area while downtown is home to Lemaire, the bar at the Jefferson Hotel's showcase restaurant. All such places are great venues to run into singles who can afford lavish tastes and turn out to be generous dates.