Now here’s a dating dilemma. What do you do if you are a guy and you are going through a rough time financially yet still want to date? Ladies, is dating broke men a yes or a no for you? Since traditionally men are the ones that pay for dates you are out of luck … or are you? Well, I would say it depends. What do I mean? I will tell you … first read what one reader asked …
Dear Single Dating Diva,
I’m having a difficult time financially right now. It’s not that I’m lazy or unwilling to work, but I lost my job and I’m using this opportunity to go back to school. Because of this I am on a very limited budget. I would like to date but I can’t really afford it. What should I do, what are my options? I don’t want to believe that just because I’m broke right now I can’t date. How do I approach the subject with women? Any advice would be helpful.
The Lonely Broke
Dear Lonely Broke,
Thank you for your question. You raise a very important issue. It’s a touchy subject to say the least. I think it’s great that you are taking this opportunity to better yourself. The only drawback is the financial sacrifice you have to make in the mean time. However, does that mean you have to sacrifice your love life as well? Well, it doesn’t make you less valuable a partner if that’s what you’re asking, but dating broke men is not for everyone and it really has to do with full disclosure and honesty.
Dating Broke Men
- walks in the park or at the beach
- free events and concerts
- free museums
- window shopping in unique stores
- exploring your city on foot
- homemade picnic
However, these things will only take you so far. If you are the broke one you need to be honest about your financial status before you go any further. In all honesty many women won’t want to date you, but some won’t care. The important thing is that they have the choice. It really depends where they are in their life and what they are looking for. You need to respect that as well.
The important thing is to not pretend to be someone you’re not and end up doing the dishes at a restaurant because your credit card was declined! Even worse “forgetting” your wallet at home … never ever EVER do that. Be open and honest and you never know, you might just find the girl you’ve been waiting for your whole life who you know wants you for you!!
What is NOT OK are lazy guys who don’t want to work and use women financially. If you don’t have your shit together, forget it … get your act together THEN date. Ladies … you know that no one said it better than TLC … follow their lead!
What are your thoughts readers? What advice would you give this reader?
Your Sister in Dating Bliss,
Single Dating Diva
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