I feel like I keep having the same conversation with guys about being cognizant of the image they want to project. While they may enjoy wining and dining a woman, if they find themselves doing it beyond their means, it’s a recipe for disaster.
Smart people can tell when someone is trying too hard to impress their date. Atlanta is full of people who enjoy showing off the good life and the fancy lifestyle, but a lot of times it’s just a front. Things would be so much easier if people were authentically themselves and didn’t give in to the pressure to be someone they are not.
I always ask my guy friends to avoid alluding to money, finances, etc., on the first date, especially when they are already successful in their fields. Sometimes it signals the wrong thing and they could either turn off a good woman or turn on the not so great one.
When you first start to date someone, do you bring up money?
Do you feel comfortable discussing finances when you are not in a relationship?
Do you ever feel pressure to over spend and impress your date?
I have had extravagant dates and I have had really simple dates. I am pretty sure I would be thrilled doing just about any activity when I feel a strong connection with my date. This does not require a lot of fanfare or expense. Sometimes, that ends up being a distraction.
When do you think that money/finance talk is necessary?
What is the right time to bring it up and how do you?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog