Show Notes for Thursday, September 08 2022


Dear John,

I have been single for about three years after losing my wife of over twenty years to cancer. I decided to get back out there start dating again. I met a young lady that connected with me. We had an amazing date. We both had a great time. I could tell she was having a fun time. When I paid for dinner I used a coupon. I noticed that her demeanor changed. I didn't bring it up, but the date certainly changed. When we parted ways everything was OK. I've tried to connect with her for a second date and she ghosted me for about a week. I finally called her instead of texting. When I offered to take her out for dinner, she asked if I had a Groupon or something. I thought that was rude, but I chuckled a little. I asked why that was such a big deal. She said she doesn't want to date a broke guy. I'm not broke at all. I have over a million dollars in my bank account right now and more in savings. But I have that because I have spent money in a smart way. Do I tell her that? At this point we have not made plans. I feel like maybe I should not have used the coupon at dinner. Should I avoid that on future dates? What is the right thing to do these days?

Signed – Lost And Lonely

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