‘I Ask Men To Show Me Their Bank Balance On The First Date’


Would you have the confidence to ask this question on a first date?

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On the first date, a woman admitted to requesting potential partners to show her their bank balance.

One influencer started a heated conversation by asking an unexpected question on her first date in the world of modern dating, where internet connections frequently come before in-person meetings.

Sofia Franklyn, a 30-year-old New York-based content creator, sparked controversy online when she admitted to routinely asking guys for their bank account information during first dates.

On her podcast, Sofia with an F, Sofia, also known online as @sofiafranklyn, revealed this shocking information during an open discussion with a guest, fellow social media celebrity Leo Skepi.

Confidently declaring that she is looking for a wealthy partner who shares her dreams for money, Franklyn revealed that she had asked the last three men she dated for their bank account information.

She confessed: “I’ve asked the last three dudes I’ve dated for their bank account info on the first date.

“I only want to date a wealthy guy who has money, and I want to know if I’m wasting my time.”

Franklyn, who identifies herself as a successful individual with a flourishing career, defended her unconventional approach.

She said: “I think I have every f***ing right to be like, ‘Hi, are we on the same level or am I wasting my time?’.”

In a YouTube clip from one of her podcast episodes, Franklyn provided more specifics and clarified that she does, in fact, request the men’s login details.

She even showed a screenshot of one man’s bank account balance while adamantly stating that she didn’t think it was odd to ask for such details on a first meeting.

Her unique stance didn’t stop there.

Franklyn noted that she asks for bank account information specifically, especially if the potential partner is under 5 feet 10 inches tall, implying a link between height and financial success.

However, Franklyn also made it clear that she is open to continuing to see her date, even if they go on second or third dates, even if they don’t expose their private information.

She insisted that it is crucial to understand this information at a specific stage of the relationship and claimed that it is not an unreasonable request.

When a portion of Franklyn’s podcast was published on TikTok, it generated a plethora of conflicting opinions about her dating philosophy.

Some viewers criticised her and pleaded with her to think about the importance of sincere relationships and the pursuit of happiness over worldly prosperity.

Others, however, agreed with Franklyn’s viewpoint, insisting that choosing a spouse who has the same financial priorities is a legitimate objective.

They agreed with her when she said that shared values and objectives are the foundation of real connections.

The controversy around Franklyn’s unusual dating approach reflects the shifting dynamics of contemporary relationships.

Questions regarding compatibility and priorities arise as the internet age transforms how people meet and communicate.

Although controversial, Franklyn’s method emphasises the value of candid interactions in the dating scene, where setting clear expectations and boundaries has become increasingly important.

In a world when there are many possibilities and people are searching for meaningful connections, Franklyn’s search for financial harmony starts a discussion about what is most important while looking for a partner.

‘Silent Walking’ Is A Trend Taking Gen Z By Storm

This new trend has gone viral!

People born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s are referred to as Generation Z, and they occasionally regard themselves as prominent members of modern society.

Some of their advice include ditching skinny pants and freaking out over the ‘bed rotting’ fad.

But there’s something else that’s taking Zoomers by storm right now.

Mady Maio, the co-host of the Okay Sis podcast, claims to have ‘unintentionally sparked a movement’ that will ‘transform your life’ in a TikTok video.

This is referred to as ‘silent walking’. What exactly is this, you may wonder? Allow me to explain.

It is something that almost everyone did before technology became a key part of our daily lives.

In essence, it entails going for a stroll without a phone, without engaging in any technological distractions, such as music or podcasts.

In the video, which has racked up just under 500,000 views, Maio says: “No AirPods, no podcasts, no music. Just me, myself, and I.

“And at first I was like f*** no, my anxiety could never – which is probably what you’re thinking – but something within me was like let me just try it.”

The podcaster claims that after two minutes of “mayhem,” she quickly entered a “flow state,” during which you can “suddenly hear yourself.”

The ‘clarity’ Maio had been seeking has finally come to her, she tells her fans, thanks to her ‘silent walking’.

“Look, the universe and your intuition comes to you through whispers, so if you’re never alone with your thoughts and you never get quiet you’re gonna miss the whispers,” she continues.

“And those whispers are the most important to be paying attention to… suddenly all these ideas are flowing into me because I’m giving them space to enter.

“Look, if I can do it, you can do it. I promise, just try it out… Give yourself the gift of getting quiet and listening to those whispers.”


If the words “hot girl walk”, “everything showers” and “bare minimum Mondays” mean little to you besides sounding like the names of indie-rock girl bands, chances are you’re of a generation beyond the grasps of Gen Z’s online trends. It also means you’re unlikely to have heard of “silent walking” – the latest TikTok sensation to take teens in its hot little hands. What is silent walking, you ask? Well. It’s going for a walk without a phone, music, podcasts, or any sort of technological distraction. The response to this new “trend” can be divided into two categories. Category 1: the digital generation. “An hour without my phone?! Sorry, my anxiety could never. If I spend a single second with my own thoughts I might literally (see: figuratively) die.” And category 2: the rest. “No technology? Pah! Back in my day we walked with nothing but bare feet, sixpence and gumption!” Which one are you? #silentwalking #genz #socialmedia

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The term “silent walking” was supposedly coined by New York City influencer Arielle Lorre back in January, so while Maio may have been the one to popularise it, she wasn’t the one who came up with it.

She too has spoken about the benefits of silent walks – saying that she feels all her senses instantly go to high alert.

Lorre explained: “I smell everything, I hear everything, I am seeing everything, and it’s so grounding for me,” she said.

“I know the hot girl walk had its moment. I’m trying to make the silent walk girl, or guy, or whatever, a thing.”

The reaction to this new trend has been mixed on social media, with some people sharing their experiences with ‘silent walking’.

One person writes: “I’ve been doing this for two months daily. And it’s GAME CHANGING.”

Another viewer shares: “I tried this! All my brain could think about was the last TikTok I saw. I had ‘white people taco night’ song stuck in my head for an hour.”

“I love silent walking!! Great for manifesting,” adds a third.

However, others have mocked the video as Maio has seemingly claimed that walking without technology is this revolutionary, therapeutic technique.

One person says: “Is this real? This is just walking… like how people did it before technology.”

“Gen Z just discovered walking y’all” writes another person – accompanied with laughing emojis.

Someone else pens: “So just going for a walk like we all did in the 90s???”

Even though people are laughing and making fun of this new fad, it does show how reliant on technology we all are. In fact, some people think going for a 30-minute walk without using any technology is “game-changing.”

Numerous studies have shown that spending time online can have a drastic impact on your mental wellbeing.

According to Science Daily, an over-reliance on your device can lead to lazy thinking and can significantly reduce our cognitive thinking – the mental process that we go through to understand information and turn it into knowledge, as per James Cook University.

Health Warning Over New ‘Bed Rotting Trend’ Gen Z Is Obsessed With

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The new “bed rotting trend” that Gen Zers have gotten fixated on has prompted a health warning.

The generation known as Gen Z, or Generation Z, is those people who were born between the mid-1990s and early 2010s.

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They are renowned for stressing mental wellness in addition to being technologically adept and socially aware.

Although this is fantastic, it has created a pattern that resembles a leisurely day with even “less activity” and experts are worried about it.

One of the numerous creators who has commented on the most recent self-care trend, in which people broadcast videos of themselves curled up under several blankets and frequently have a phone or snack in hand, is Dr. Jessica Gold.

Although it is “acceptable to engage in such behaviour,” the expert believes that people should think about “the reasons behind it” and look for “alternative coping strategies.”

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Dr Gold explains in a TikTok video: “I think it is OK to do if you need it, and I have let myself do it, as long as you understand why you are doing it and turn to other coping skills as well.”

Simon A. Rego, a psychologist and another specialist on the subject, says spending more than one or two days in bed should be taken seriously, and is doomed concerning

“Be mindful and avoid overdoing it, no matter how good it may feel in the moment,” he warns, as per CNN.

Many people have expressed their desire to participate in the bed rotting craze on social media despite the warning.

“My friends and I say every so often we need a rot day in bed just to reset and that’s all you wanna do is relax,” one person comments.

Another adds: “I love a good bed rot.”

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While somebody else says: “Can definitely relate, after a stressful week sometimes I don’t leave my bed except for food and bathroom. It’s glorious.”

Someone jokingly pens: “Today I found out my depressive episode all through high school and college was a cool hip trend.”

A fifth person says: “I didn’t know there was a name for my favourite hobby.”