An influencer has divided online opinion after revealing that she asks men for their bank account information on the first date.
Sofia Franklyn (@sofiafranklyn), 30, a content creator from New York, admitted: ‘I’ve asked the last three dudes I’ve dated for their bank account info on the first date.’
She explained that she ‘only wants to date a wealthy guy that has money’ and wants to know if she’s ‘wasting her time’.
‘I think, you know, I have a job, I’m very successful,’ she told her podcast, Sofia with an F, with the latest episode featuring social media star guest Leo Skepi.
‘So I think I have every f*****g right to be like, “Hi, are we on the same level or am I wasting my time?”.’
Sofia Franklyn (pictured), a content creator from New York, admitted that she ‘only wants to date a wealthy guy that has money’
In the full episode, shared to YouTube, Leo clarified if Sofia was asking for their log-in details, to which she said ‘yeah’ and pulled up a screenshot of the bank account amount of one man she was interested in.
‘I don’t think it’s weird to ask for that kind of information on a first date,’ she added.
The influencer stressed she wants to know the bank account details ‘especially if they’re under 5ft 10″‘.
‘I do that and, if they don’t show me, I’ll still go on like a second, third date but I need to know at a certain point. A lot of people think that’s just crazy of me to do, I don’t think it’s that crazy.
‘Also, I’m 30 – I’m not really trying to just date and f**k around.’
Viewers seeing a snippet of the clip on TikTok had mixed reactions, as some urged Sofia to ‘look deeper into happiness and relations’ whereas others insisted her take was ‘valid’.
‘Does love and genuine connection just not exist anymore?’ one questioned.
‘Podcast equipment need to be less accessible,’ another slammed.
The TikTok clip featuring her podcast snippet has more than 984,700 views and Sofia has more than 296,500 followers on the app
Viewers had mixed reactions, as some urged Sofia to ‘look deeper into happiness and relations’ whereas as others insisted her take was ‘valid’
‘People who have money don’t usually gloat about having money or seek to be on the same level as someone,’ a third added.
However, many were in agreement with Sofia, calling the influencer ‘iconic’.
‘My fiancé and I are matched equally,’ one added. ‘But, if I were single, I would need that person to be on my level. I agree with her for the most part.’
‘Absolutely 300% agree!’ another said. ‘You deserve to have a man on the same level as you!’
The TikTok clip featuring her podcast snippet has more than 984,700 views and Sofia has more than 296,500 followers on the app.
Meanwhile, earlier this year a woman responded to haters who call her a ‘gold digger’ and ‘selfish’ for insisting that ladies should ‘never split the bill during a date’ – because she believes guys who ask them to contribute ‘don’t value the time and effort they put into looking their best for the man.’
Commenters on social media were divided on whether Sofia’s take was materialistic or purely sensible
For Ella Freimann, 24, a dating coach from New York, being with someone who isn’t generous with his wallet is not an option – but she insisted it’s not because she’s ‘money hungry.’
Instead, the 24-year-old explained that believes potential suitors should always cover the entire check because she has high standards and ‘knows what she brings to the table.’
‘By splitting the bill, I’m agreeing to form a connection with a man who doesn’t know his role in a relationship and expects me to be 50 per cent of the man he’s not,’ she added.
‘I’ve learned that men who split the bill don’t value the time and effort a woman puts into herself to look her best for that man.
’50/50 men don’t understand that the woman’s investment was made prior to the date.’
Ella explained that it’s less about the money and more about quantifying the effort that a man is willing to put in.
The dating coach added that by not contributing to the check, she feels like she is ‘keeping her dignity intact’ and ‘avoiding bad experiences’ with the man in the future.
Ella has been very outspoken about her stance on TikTok, where she’s gained more than 20,000 followers, and her controversial opinions on dating have sparked a slew of backlash for her.