Last night while I was at work a group of semi-regulars came in. It was 3 of 5 guys that normally come in together, sometimes they have a really ugly girl with them but she wasn't there this time. Anyway, when these guys come in I usually chat it up with em for a few minutes because they're total dorks and they seem nice enough. This time one of them (call him John) said they'd just seen Dark Knight at the dollar theatre in town and it got me going talking all about batman and the next movie and we were bouncing around ideas about what we *hope* they include, etc. One thing that I always notice about this group is that they always have this ONE guy (John) pay for all their meals together (talking 12" sub, and a large combo for every person he's with). I made a comment about it this time saying that they had a really nice friend to treat them like that all the time. Next thing I know this guy whips out way more information than really needs to be shared "yeah, I take em out because I'm the one with all the money." I say "Ah, cool well spread the wealth I guess, at least you're not greedy, heh." He says "Yeah, I have about 75 grand in savings and investments, plus the weekly allowance from my inheritance" Right then his friend chimes in "This is the kinda guy you want to marry! Do you want his number?" I say "Uh, no thank you, I have a boyfriend." He then says "It doesn't matter, does he have 75 grand? does he even have $75?" At this point I'm really annoyed with the conversation and just say "No thanks, ya'll enjoy your food" and walk back to the breakroom. Now, a few things you should note. This guy John is probably the "average" american guy. A little overweight, average looking overall though. Nothing that would make me super interested or super turned off, just a normal looking guy. I should also add that right up until this conversation, I actually had a pretty good opinion of him and thought he was someone I might one day like to get to know. We've had several converstations in the past about the army, batman, PS3, etc. that went really well. My problem with the whole thing is not that he asked for my number and I had a boyfriend. I just think that the way he did it, flaunting his money as if any respectable girl would be seriously attracted by that was rediculous and showed just how low his self esteem really is. This guy, IMO, had AMPLE prior conversation topics to draw from. All the things we talked about that we had in commen could have been a basis for asking for my phone number but instead he chose to use MONEY to try and lure me in. Thing is, this approach will probably wind up working for him more times than not, because there are a lot of DISrespectable women out there that would love to date some rich heir. But if this guy really wants to meet someone he can have a good relationship with (ie: "get married" as his friend mentioned) he needs to seriously shift his focus from money to the more important things he brings to the table. Like I said he seemed like a nice enough guy, he surely had a witty sense of humor and seemed pretty cool. I know a lot of guys on OT probably have money and may in fact have problems talking to girls. My point is, don't do what this bozo did. Flaunting your money is only going to attract dumb gold digging bitches and scare away girls like me who actually give two shits. kthanks. /rant.