Why You Should Never Borrow Money From Your Girlfriend Even If You’re Broke
Should men borrow money from their girlfriends? Ladies, would you think less of him if he lacked a little financial means and came to ask you for a hand? Call me old fashioned, but I love the man’s role as provider.
Most women instinctively want a man who will provide for them, and borrowing money from them won’t make them feel that way.
I fully understand that we can all find ourselves in a difficult situation and need help, but I would not encourage anyone to go there unless they have no other alternative.
If you’re at an impasse and are thinking of asking a certain friend for help, don’t! Looking vulnerable in front of a woman is not the way to score points with her.
Regardless of your girlfriend rolling in the dough and throwing a few thousand bucks your way won’t harm her bank account, I find it in bad taste for a man to borrow money from his girlfriend and indeed to any member of the opposite sex for that matter.
I have no problem with men borrowing money from women.
What annoys me is how easy it is to do. Borrowing money from women has become the norm. What happens to male pride? It used to be that asking a woman for help had a certain emasculating effect on men.
It was a bruise on the infamous male ego when a man had to stoop so low.
Today, such a man is an endangered species. Much to the disgust of many women, a number of men will pocket a woman’s money and not even feel bothered in the slightest.
Some boyfriends have made the women in their lives people to go to with financial problems. Some of these men even have the nerve to brag about how their wives “sort” of them when times are tough.
I miss the good old days when a man’s identity was tied to his ability to provide for his wives. The men had no choice but to step up. It was unthinkable for a man to even consider the help of a woman.
Even when the woman noticed that the man was struggling a bit and offered to help her, he would tell her to mind her own business. It’s a man. He got it! Where is this attitude?
If you find yourself in financial trouble and need to ask your girlfriend to bail you out, at least act like it’s a very difficult decision for you to ask her for help. Act a little embarrassed even.