TikTok star faces backlash after revealing her practice of asking for men’s bank account information on first dates to determine their wealth, sparking online controversy and accusations of being a “gold-digger.”
Modern Dating Is a Minefield
Navigating the complexities of modern dating can often feel like walking through a minefield of dating apps, social norms, and communication hurdles.
Amidst this intricate landscape, an influencer has thrust herself into the spotlight with a controversial question she poses to her male suitors during initial dates, leaving the online community in an uproar.
Sofia Franklyn, renowned as a podcast host and TikTok sensation, previously associated with Barstool before launching her show, has become a platform where she delves into celebrity happenings and Hollywood drama.
During a recent podcast episode, Sofia candidly confessed to a practice that has captured attention and provoked strong reactions.
“I’m Not Joking, I’ve Asked the Last Three Dudes I’ve Dated for Their Bank Account Info on the First Date”
She revealed that she openly inquires about the bank account details of the men she goes out with on their very first date, justifying her approach by expressing her desire to date financially well-off men exclusively.
Asserting her standpoint, Sofia stated, “I’m not joking, I’ve asked the last three dudes I’ve dated for their bank account info on the first date.”
The conversation took an interesting turn when special guest Leo Skepi offered his perspective on people’s actions versus intentions.
Sofia’s rationale for this question was unabashed: “Because I only want to date a wealthy guy that has money,” she clarified.
“Hi, Are We on the Same Level, or Am I Wasting My Time?”
She further elaborated, “I think, you know, I have a job. I’m very successful. So I think I have every f***** right to be like, ‘Hi, are we on the same level, or am I wasting my time?”
Social media users promptly voiced their opinions on this audacious approach, with many branding Sofia as a “gold-digger,” implying that her motivation for dating revolves around financial gain.
In response, others humorously imagined how they would react in such a situation.
One individual quipped that he would “show her my account balance, then get up and leave.”
“Skip the Flowers. Bring an Audited Tax Return”
Another whimsically suggested, “Skip the flowers. Bring an audited tax return.”
A more cynical response surfaced, with someone predicting that the scenario might lead the man to sneak away from the table while feigning a bathroom visit.
Recently, another woman garnered attention for her unconventional technique of using LinkedIn to screen potential partners, a tactic criticized when a man applied it earlier in the year.
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