"Sorry honey, I can't help you with that...I really wish I could but...well you know we spent quite a bit of money last time...and well you know I really don't have much...I'm sure you understand." But the eye-rolling, deep sighing partner with a chip on his or her shoulder doesn't. This person might cover disappointment up with a smile, but a loved one or friend will know the truth, "Why did I get myself involved with yet another broke guy/gal?"
When it isn't your money being spent, you have no choice, but to grin and bear it when a partner shares stories of his or her money woes, you didn't lose out on anything. The best thing you could do is offer to help. But when it is your money that is long gone, you have to find a way to get more. So many people want the handsome guy or sexy gal, but they don't think about how much it is going to cost them to keep that person entertained. Attractive people typically have many people who are willing to date them. You might wish that special someone only wants to be with you for the sake of love, but the reality is that money and assets help with keeping romance alive.
When you find yourself often complaining about money, disputing with a partner about it, or doing sneaky things to save or get money, you might consider taking a break from dating. The truth is, you simply can't afford it.