Millionaire single mum rents $500K Hamptons estate to hunt for perfect mate

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New York, July 22 (ANI): A stunning self-made millionaire from the U.S. is spending a record-breaking 500,000 dollars for a two-week summer rental in the Hamptons, and she has no intention to go sight-seeing-she is actually there to try her luck in finding a suitable mate.

Cheryl Mercuris, a 40-something divorcee from Tampa, has rented a Bridgehampton estate for a staggering 1,488 dollars an hour.

"The dating pool is much better here than in Florida!" the New York Post quoted her as saying.

And Mercuris-a single mother who made her own fortune in direct marketing-is making quite a splash.

The East End is the international hunting grounds for women seeking the world's most eligible bachelors, and she's spending her time mingling with hedge-fund managers and Wall Street lawyers in their natural lairs-celebrity-studded restaurants and glamorous events.

"There are so many career-oriented people here, unlike the west coast of Florida, which is very quiet and laid-back-not great for someone who is single and raising a child," she said.

However, Mercuris is not desperate.

"I'm not on a mission. If it's meant to be, it will happen," she said.

However, she is not up for rich old East Enders on the prowl for a trophy bride- she has millions of her own.

"People probably think I'm divorced, spending my ex-husband's money. I'm proud that I made my own money. It's so uncommon. I like the fact that I'm a self-made woman," said Mercuris.

The blond beauty rented Sandcastle, a spectacular mansion that's now on the market for 49.5 million dollar, and is sharing it with her 6-year-old son, her young nephew and her parents. (ANI)

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