I was plummeted back out into the dating world after my fiancee and I broke up. That’s when I realized champagne girls are real. In fact, many of my friends would qualify as “champagne girls.” But, what I also noticed (and what is talked about much less), is that there are also champagne guys.
What are Champagne Girls?
A champagne girl is a girl who prefers the fancy things in life. This means that when she goes out on a date she is expecting champagne (or wine) to be poured, her chair to be pulled out and for your wallet to be on the table.
As it turns out, champagne girls aren’t as uncommon as I thought. There are plenty of women dating men to see how much money they can spend. It is almost like a test. Often times they will order one of the more expensive items on the menu or an expensive drink to gauge their date’s reaction. Basically, they are trying to see how much cash they can get their date to drop.
Champagne girls are pretty common but the dating style isn’t only prevalent among women. Guys do it too.
Coming Into Contact With a Champagne Guy
Like I said, I hadn’t been on the dating scene in about six years. Everything was kind of weird. I’d been with my fiancee since I was 17 years old and I’d never been an adult dating. As both a career and goal-oriented young woman, I found there are plenty of champagne guys out there too.
It is often assumed that when you go on a date the man pays, however, that is not always the case. There were a few dates here and there that I offered to pay for or I offered to go dutch on (hey, I’m an open-minded and progressive woman). Being newly single and a young woman with a career, I had a little extra cash to spend that I normally wouldn’t. If my date ordered one of the more expensive items or ordered alcohol when I ordered water I didn’t bat an eye.
It wasn’t until I read about champagne girls that I realized what was going on here. Usually these dates would be planned but they would try to cancel for money reasons. My response would be, “don’t worry about it, my treat.” Then they’d take advantage of the situation.
Am I mad about encountering a champagne guy? Well, no, but I do feel like I learned a bit of something about myself. I’m not a champagne girl (money has never been extremely important to me) but I’m definitely not cut out to date a champagne guy.
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