Main Entry: skinflint Function: noun Etymology: Flint stones were used in olden times to start a fire.The term skinflint derives from the idea that a miserly person would go to the extreme and “skin a flint” or use a flint till it’s as thin as skin Date: Circa 1700 1: one who is very reluctant to spend money 2: scrooge 3: pinchgut All of us are enthralled by this fundamental unit of modern capitalist society: money. If I wanted to find someone great I'd have to, like, meet people. You're too lazy to find someone else and you don't want to be alone. And there can be no doubt that it dictates our view of others, especially the men that we’re dating.
I would imagine that every woman reading this has her own opinion about the role that money takes, (or should take) in male/female interactions. You know this isn't the person you'll be with forever, but they're fine for now. Truthfully, you know you shouldn't be dating anyone right now but oh god, human contact and oh god, so much crying. It's easier to focus on another person, even if that person blooooows, than to focus on what's really bothering you. I've dated people before who I did not have fun with, I thought they smelled kind of weird, and didn't really respect them as a person, but man, were they ever mean to me! Do I see myself getting married to the guy who threw up at three — — different locations in my apartment during the course of a night?