29. Refusing to Pay For Anything
Gold diggers always expect you to pay for every single date. Even if you bring it up in conversation, they might tie it into your masculinity, insisting that it’s a man’s job to pay for things. If you feel insecure about being a “real man,” it might be enough to trick you into continuing to treat for every single meal. In other scenarios, they might make excuses. People who aren’t gold diggers will offer to split the check, pay for the tip, or treat you every once in a while. Relationships should be give and take.
In the example I just gave in the last entry, the woman who suggested going to an expensive seafood restaurant for the first date immediately stood up to go to the bathroom as soon as the check came. She never attempted to offer to help pay for the bill or the tip. When she texted my friend about the second date, he texted back, “These places are kind of expensive. Are you treating next time?” The response was a long string of multi-paragraph texts about how we live in a patriarchy, and that men “should” pay for everything. I told my friend to run.