A woman has sparked a debate online after she revealed she plays tests on men she dates to see if they’re able to “provide and protect” her.
Gabby shared her strict dating rules on her TikTok, @respectfullygabby, where she said she deliberately gives her potential partners subtle suggestions to see if they pass the test.
In a video that has been viewed more than 150,000 times, she explained that her first goal is to see if the man offers to pay for their first date.
“Let’s stop this conversation and the back and forth, 50/50 bullsh**t, first date; he needs to be paying 100 per cent,” she said.
She revealed that if they don’t pay the full bill she’ll be running in the opposite direction.
Another test of Gabby’s is seeing if her dates care about her ‘safety’.
She recalled a time when she booked an Uber to get home after having a few drinks with a guy at a bar in Miami, Florida.
The man’s Uber arrived first she said, and instead of leaving, he offered to wait with her until hers arrived, but Gabby declined.
She said: “If you don’t care about my safety and making sure I get into my Uber safely, you’re done.
“This man failed my protection test, and he never heard from me again.
“Men, you need to be walking her to her car, to her Uber, to wherever to make sure she gets home safely.”
The third test involves Gabby saying she’s ‘cold’ to see if her date will lend his coat to keep her warm.
“I wanna see if you will give me the shirt off your back, and if you don’t, you’re dead to me,” she said.
Since being posted, the video has racked up more than 20,000 likes and 800 comments, many from people who agreed with her rules and said they were “common sense.”
One person said: “The girls who get it, GET IT.”
Another wrote: “If a guy doesn’t make sure I get home safely after our date, I won’t go out with him again, no matter how good the date was.”
A third commented: “He needs to pay for every date!! I’ve never paid in my entire life.
Someone else put: “Normally I don’t agree with tests because it’s all about being sincere..but this is just common sense stuff to look out for the lady your with.”
But not everyone agreed with Gabby, as one viewer wrote: “Men don’t need to provide and protect for every single woman that they meet. You’re confusing a 1st date with a husband or serious boyfriend.”
And another added: “Test this test that. What are we in high school? Stop with the games and communicate!! Way too grown for all this.”