Why He Got Nervous:Even if you were kidding, your date sees visions of five-star restaurants—not to mention Louis Vuitton handbags—dancing in your head. Men stress about dating a woman who may be out of their league incomewise. Plus, broke brothers usually talk a good game. So it’s not uncommon for sophisticated, high-income women to fall for handsome, tapped-out guys.
What You Should Do Instead: Don’t let a guy think you’re materialistic from the jump. Skip talking about what the last guy couldn’t do for you, and don’t ask about his job. A date or two will reveal a man’s spending habits—and a woman’s taste.