Dating App Tips for Women: No, You Can’t Have Your Steak and Eat It Too

Ladies, let’s talk about dating app profiles and the hilarious demands some of you make before we even meet someone. You know the type: “If you want to meet or connect with me, you have to take me out, buy me dinner, or take me shopping.” Seriously? Are we ordering from a menu or looking for a date here?

First off, let’s set the record straight. Men are swiping right because, surprise, they’re interested in getting intimate. If your profile sets conditions for a first date that involve a hefty financial investment from them with no guarantee of anything beyond a polite handshake, you might find yourself SOL (that’s “straight outta luck” for the uninitiated).

Let’s be realistic here, ladies. If you want a guy to take you out, starting simple is the key. A first-time coffee date or a leisurely walk allows both parties to assess the situation without feeling like they’ve signed a contract for a future matrimonial home. Guys are simple creatures – they’re not looking to mortgage their future for a dinner date gamble.

And let’s talk about those lavish expectations. Sure, we all want to be treated well, but demanding the royal treatment before there’s even a hint of intimacy? That’s a one-way ticket to Lonely Town. If it comes down to a choice between you, the high-maintenance princess, or someone who’s willing to meet with no strings attached, guess who’s getting the swipe left?

If you’re dating for the money, sister, you’re going to have a hard time finding someone who’s in it for the connection. Relationships are about give and take, not take and take. So let’s dial down the diva demands and focus on building meaningful connections. Who knows, you might just find someone who’s worth more than a steak dinner – someone who’s willing to invest in you for all the right reasons.