Red Flags Don’t Count If He’s Rich

It’s time we address the reasons why rich guys deserve a free pass.

The red flag: the most important — and easily overlooked — aspect of any relationship.

We’ve all ignored red flags, we’ve all missed them, we’ve all willingly looked past them because the person was rich enough to merit a pardon.

If you’re new to the game, you’ll need to know which red flags you can ignore…if he’s rich:

He still lives in his childhood home

This guy’s family has so much money that his childhood home is a 6-level brownstone on the upper west side. Sure, he’s perfectly capable of paying rent elsewhere but still lives at home. Sure, he’s unwilling to pay for your meal even though he doesn’t pay anything for rent and you pay $1200 a month. But, when you really think about it, does he deserve your scorn? No, he’s hella rich. Give him a pass, because the house is really big and you like spending time there.

He doesn’t have a “real” job

What does he do all day? You have no idea. But it doesn’t really matter, does it? While you slave away serving burgers and dodging sexual harassment at a restaurant on the upper east side, he is super rich. He’s so rich. You can’t blame him for that. Would you keep this job if you were super rich? Hell no.

He’s aloof, all the time

He tends to mostly ignore you unless he wants food or oral sex. To be honest, though, it’s not his fault. He’s so rich that he was raised by nannies and never understood real intimacy. He wants attention, but doesn’t know how to give it; seriously, it’s not his fault. He didn’t ask for this.

He’s cheap

Look, the rich have to stay rich, and this is how it’s done. Does he cheap out on quality of food, experiences, clothing, and entertainment? What kind of person would you be if you tried to force him to spend more lavishly for your sake? Are you comfortable being that person?

He puts up impenetrable emotional walls

How do you think he feels? Every time he lets his guard down, money and power-hungry people take advantage of him and destroy his life. He’s a victim, really.

The list goes on, but the important thing here is that you remember one thing: he is very rich. Do you want to be the person who dates a super rich guy, or the person who doesn’t? Exactly. Stop holding on to grudges and petty stands. He has a lot of money, and you should really keep that in mind next time you go looking for excuses why it won’t work.