So yea, I went on a date with a guy who keeps showing off his wealth. Im really put off. He works as a lawyer and obviously makes a lot more than me (im a nurse and med student) but throughout the whole entire date he kept going on about money!!! It was so boring and draining lol. He recently celebrated his birthday at a restaurant and whatsapped me the receipt showing he spent $200. I was like uhhhh you could've just told me, there wasn't a need to send me the receipt lol. Anyway I haven't contacted him since because I didn't like him after that. Has anyone had experiences like this? What do you think makes them brag about their wealth all the time?
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Most Helpful Guy
Money in a relationship is extremely important. The number one reason for divorce is over money.
I am quite wealthy, but when I am in certain situations, I tone it way down. I have a property out in the country, where people don't have a much. I NEVER take my Jag, which cost more than any house nearby, or my Mercedes there, only a nice, but not over the top Ford truck.
It is true that a significant percent of women find wealth attractive. I do the opposite of what this guy did. I don't seek out expensive dinners for the sake of being expensive. (I have flown dates out for $100 hamburgers, but it is for the sake of how cool it is to fly to lunch, not how much the avgas cost). A first dinner date is always a money test. What does she order? If she orders the most expensive thing on the menu, then we are going to have a problem because she does not know the value of money. I don't think your guy knows the value of money either.
My gfs know I am rich, but what that means to them is that I can help them out, they can do things they can't afford to do on their own, and most importantly, I help them get control of their own finances. We spend a lot of time talking about her money and how to manage it, and no time about mine.
Your guy is obviously proud of his achievement, but he needs to be more subtle about it.1
Most Helpful Girl
I've dated people like this and it's a huge turn off. I get they are trying to impress their date, but it just comes off as poor taste.2