So over the weekend, my girlfriends and I had a girl talk. We talked about fashion, food, careers, and the opposite sex, dating and money.
I noticed that my friends and I have a thing in common, we can’t ask the men we date for financial support when we need it.
We are between the ages of 22 to 29. Some are jobless, some are students and some have jobs with a not so good salary.
We have the aura/tag of miss independent and actually like to see ourselves as such. But truth be told, it’s not easy! So far, we are able to get by righteously. The pressure is usually more when we start dating, because we feel the need to be noticeably chic at all times, to smell extra sweet and have our weaves and braids on point (affordably) as well as fund our pet projects/ambitions. Our men who are usually financially comfortable, treat us to gifts, and luxurious outings but don’t offer cash gifts.
So I’m asking; how do we ask and still have our pride intact? How do we ask and not come off as gold diggers?
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