If you’re into the person, find things to do together that are inexpensive, such as attending a free concert or an art gallery, until things improve.
Of course, if the temporary slump is revealed to be more of a chronic condition, it’s probably best to steer clear.
If your honey is handing out hundreds like a Goodfella, that could be a sign of trouble.
“It might mean that he doesn’t have very good credit, so he has to use cash to pay for things,” says Bossler.
Some people are “superficial spenders” who like to give people the impression they are more successful or wealthy than they really are, says Duran.If you notice your prospective partner tends to overindulge despite not having a career that is likely to support that lifestyle, it could be a flag.Whether he drives an exotic car, or she’s dressed in designer items head to toe, it’s natural to wonder if every paycheck is going toward these splurges or if they’re carrying a lot of credit card debt, says Spira.If your date’s wallet is bulging with credit cards and you notice different ones being used in lieu of cash, even for small purchases, it could be a concern.
“It might mean she is carrying balances on multiple cards,” warns Bossler.
Further investigation: While you don’t want to probe too much after just a date or two, you can try suggesting activities in a few different price ranges to get a sense of what the other person feels financially comfortable with, says Spira.