Serious answer for anyone interested.
None of the below needs to be done to the absolute perfection. Start with 80/20 and then gradually progress, but do not glaringly lack any of the qualities. Focus on areas that have the best value-for-effort ratio first.
Starting with the simple stuff:
>Be attractive (or rather do not be unnecessarily unattractive)
Get your body in shape. Enough fitness and healthy eating resources out there, even low budget ones. (Personal recommendation: I find general fitness exercise super boring because my brain cannot deal with being idle, so I use a rowing machine and watch Netflix / listen to Audible. I do not continue a series / movie / audio book until I am rowing again. Obviously works best if you find something interesting.)
Get some decent make up skills. Enough infos on this out there, too. You should generally aim for a natural / "no make up" look as a baseline. Serious acne? Dermatologist. If you feel a strong need for plastic surgery due to e.g. absolutely no boobs, disfiguring nose, severe tooth damage: No plastic surgery until you can afford really good ones! Otherwise chance of awful results and being scarred for life, sometimes quite literally.
Fashion style was already discussed in this thread and I simply agree. Research and adapt to your target audience and try to be
stylish but not flashy
womanly but not revealing
fashionable but not gaudy (as previously mentioned, only low key or no logos)
Also: No luxury brand fakes. Be stylish with "cheap" alternatives. Shallow rich stacys will still hate you for it but they will hate you less than trying to pretend you can afford luxury brands.
Yes, nailing fashion is not an easy task.
You copy the posts in this thread you find helpful into a text file and then you leave your time as an imageboard regular behind you. Obviously, do not replace it with similar or slightly less niche nerdy communities like the depths of reddit.
Be nice. Be respectful. Be patient.
No bitching. No slandering. No screaming.
Signs that you are doing something wrong:
Otherwise social animals, e.g. cats, dogs, etc. do not like or even worse fear you
You struggle to be consistently nice to service staff, homeless people, and other people you have power over even if they are having a bad day and might therefore be rude (Obviously has its limits, but staying calm is still smart.)
You do not look for opportunities to give back (charity, mentoring, and the small things in life: help old people across the road, help a mom struggling with her baby stroller, etc.)
Others are better than you, have better genes, richer parents, etc. pp. -> Doesn't matter, you cannot change that and bitching about it does not improve your situation. What can improve your situation is what you can also change, namely yourself. So be a better person and work harder.
Absolutely no blaming others for your mistakes.
No denying failures of your own during group efforts because others are clearly more at fault. Look for what you could have done better to achieve better results in the future.
During conversations with people more important than you:
Let them talk. People love to talk and you cannot make any mistakes as long as they talk and you are attentive.
No interrupting other people. If you have to, you apologize first.
There are stupid questions. Do not ask stupid questions. (Bonus points for smart questions though.) [During written correspondence: Answer is on the first page of Google results => definitely a stupid question.]
Generally avoid challenging anybody and / or implying their taste or opinion is wrong. (Might be appropriate based on conversation, you be the judge.)
Whenever you attend an event that is unfamiliar to you, google etiquette / manners for it (and judge what sounds realistic and what is made up).
Avoid potentially messy foods for which you lack experience in eating it without a mess such as lobster and oysters. Also true for gourmet (or non-gourmet) versions of less fancy foods such as hamburgers and spaghetti.
If you are a poorfag (even if you only used to be a poorfag) => Nobody cares. Do not mention it unless it comes up naturally or someone else mentions to you that they were also poorfag.
Never be the most wasted person around. Or the second most wasted person. Try to stay around the average drunkenness of the group.
Especially if you want to have a career of your own: Stay away from illegal drugs. a) Possibility to do really stupid things and to become addicted, b) mandatory drug tests by employers are common in certain jurisdictions / regulated professions (lawyers and lots of finance positions are regulated professions in many countries).
Possibility 1: Have a non-business career passion that you follow 100% from this day on, e.g. arts, medicine, public service leadership position
Possibility 2: Classy hobbies which are not too expensive: Tennis, running, arts (college classes, student clubs, art galleries, museums), charity work, cooking / baking (the latter may be perceived as very romantic, charmingly poorfag, or just too poorfag)
Books for self-improvement to get you started:
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Principles by Ray Dalio
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything by Chris Hadfield
Read books so you can hold a conversation:
General knowledge: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulitzer_Prize_for_General_Nonfiction
(Reduced priority for US-centric books if you are not in the US. Personal recommendation: Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond)
YouTube channels because you cannot kill the nerd in you:
Thoughts of more or less famous people:
Talks at GS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbyrCC07X_Y&list=PLIyiGQywEp655v2qh-3mxm2AT12EKkr6h
Talks at Google: https://www.youtube.com/user/AtGoogleTalks
Council on Foreign Relations: https://www.youtube.com/user/cfr
Food for thought, youtuber edition:
Rare Earth: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtGG8ucQgEJPeUPhJZ4M4jA
CGP Grey: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2C_jShtL725hvbm1arSV9w
If you will never give up video games:
Learn to articulate your feelings about games in a well-thought and eloquent way:
Joseph Anderson: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyhnYIvIKK_--PiJXCMKxQQ
Topics to be careful about (cliché but nonetheless true): Sex, money, religion, contemporary politics, nerd stuff. You obviously need to bring them up at some point, but none of these are particularly great conversation starters unless they come up naturally or fit the environment, e.g. a political fund raiser.
>Be educated / be around affluent people
Your new #1 habit is: You come across something that you have not heard before, you google it, especially if it is relevant to your (potential) partner and / or preferred career.
Attending a tier 1 (T1) university is the easiest way to achieve both, get educated and be around affluent people
Not yet in university? Good grades? Great. If not, can you still fix your high school grades / entry test scores? That is your new number one goal then.
Become an interesting person, learn to channel this into great essays, apply to T1 schools.
No money? Scholarships. Also, many top schools are need blind, i.e. you get accepted first, financing later, with some very generous financing packages from the school; some even for international students, e.g. Harvard & MIT. Need more money? T1 school is easily the best reason to take on a reasonable amount of debt ever.
Already in college / university but not T1? Look into transferring to a T1 school if you have the grades.
Already finished college / university? T1 graduate school for professional skills might be worth looking into: MBA, MFin, MPP/MPA, JD, MD, etc. You might need to get something interesting on your CV first, though. (Pro tip: Charity leadership position in a non-developed nation.)
Basically the same benefits as T1 undergraduate, but usually no financing aid from the school, so scholarships and debt need to cover the costs.
Too late for college / university? Become an interesting person and as mentioned by others, go where affluent people gather in your city. Might be hard and expensive to get in, so might need to be creative. (Don't break laws, obviously!)
>What kind of rich guy do you want to marry? (Cynical part first.)
>Trust fund chad
Forget it. Trust fund chads marry trust fund stacys and are then awful to each other and everybody too close to them.
On the off-chance that you find the rare affluent, nice, handsome trust fund kid that likes and loves you, he will acclimate you to the "rich world", but you need to make sure you are attractive, interesting, and kind yourself. The business stuff below might still be useful. (Nearly everybody who has money, has something to do with business, so you need to be able to understand them. Do not be wise ass because you read some books though.)
>Artist, actor, musician, pro athlete, etc.
Due to their often meteoric rise, hard to predict who will make it. High chance to be taken, arsehole / chad or risky in terms of actually making it
>Startup founder, tech engineer, management consultant, banker, lawyer, asset manager (from upper middle class / upper class family / old money)
Should at least be in pipeline for T1 firm, i.e. summer / off-cycle internship or full-time (offer), (or be funded by T1 VC in case of start-up).
Business stuff: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_Times_and_McKinsey_Business_Book_of_the_Year_Award
(Personal recommendation: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson)
Stay up to date on global events: (Nearly everybody who has money is either involved in politics or disproportionately affected by them, so if they bring up something newsworthy, you should generally know what is going on.)
The general idea for the below is definitely not that you read absolutely everything, but that you are informed. Also, shift focus as you see fit.
General News: (Some of them free / reduced subscription with university email.)
The best newspaper in your country for national coverage (e.g. Washington Post, New York Times)
Reuters (again, free)
Bloomberg (cheap) [If you intend to anything related to finance: Subscribe to the Money Stuff newsletter from Matt Levine (free)]
Financial Times (expensive)
Wall Street Journal (expensive)
Tech News: (If you are into tech.)
TechCrunch (partially free)
Global politics: (The higher up you move, the less national coverage and the more international politics becomes relevant. At some point, Reuters / BB / FT / WSJ will suffice for national coverage.)
Foreign Policy magazine (cheap)
Foreign Affairs magazine (cheap)
Aeon (free, mixed quality)
The Economist (not cheap, not expensive)
The Atlantic (not cheap, not expensive)
>Career of your own (in business) [Also, the less cynical part]
All of the above but also:
You get to make money, potentially a lot of money.
If at T1 firm, you have the same environment as T1 university.
Additional time to gauge how ambitious potential partners really are.
The gap between you and your dream partner naturally becomes smaller as you make money and are around powerful and wealthy people.
Resources for business careers:
Startup: Local and university startup scene / meetings
Tech: Learn to code, e.g. https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-python/
Code more. Don't stop coding. Find open source projects that interest you. Learn. Contribute. Code more!
Lawyers: Too dependent on country
Management consultant: https://managementconsulted.com/articles/
If you want something from people and they entertain your request, you answer within 24 hours. No exceptions.
If you ask people for advice, you adhere to it whenever you interact with them in the future even if you do not agree with that advice. No need to adhere to it if they are not around.
Source: 4chan ultra-poorfag > being poor sucks > HYP > T1 BB > T1 PE > richfag surrounded by ultra-richfags
If you either make it into a T1 university, law firm, management consultancy, bank, or PE/HF and want further advice, post here once you can prove your position with an institutional email. (Don't post your email obviously.) I will check this thread annually around June / August for a few years, so during summer internships and shortly before college starts and will think of a way to confidentially exchange email addresses if the need should arise.
Last but not least: If you are about to break mentally from the pressure and stress, abort and get professional help if needed.