"We agreed to meet for drinks before lunch at the hotel bar. When the time came to move to the dining room, my date placed two quarters on the bar as a tip for the bartender. I knew then and there that he and I were not going to be spending romantic time together in the future."
How we handle money is a peek into the inner workings of the value we place on money. It also shows how we value those around us. Credit cards can give the illusion that we may or may not have money. How does a romantic dinner billed to a credit card feel when the actual dinner is paid for 45 days later? In the interaction of romance, a smile or a frown may indicate a mood. Leaving a low tip gave me a glimpse into a possibly stingy character. Stingy with the waiter may also play out to stingy in the bedroom.
What is the first money that you remember having as a child? Where did you get it and what did you do with it? Do you still have your first dollar? Would you buy a gift for your mother but not for your love interest? Would you divulge how much credit card debt you have to you partner? How much money do you make? Would my date have left a larger tip if the bartender had been a female? What does your money say about you?