It means he wants you trapped into needing him. It means to walk into the trap. Never need your partner. There is no need. Want to do for your partner.
Less cynical than it appears.
It is simply an unspoken business contract.<br />
him = :money + gifts + unfettered attention + five star EVERYTHING<br />
you = HIS canary in a cage to take out + play with when and where HE wants.
Provide financially, mentally, and physically in every aspects of happiness..
I think this can vary extremely widely.<br />
Some guys really might be trying to make you totally dependent on them, and want to control you and seriously take care of your financial needs and so on. That's maybe nice, but probably a huge RED FLAG.<br />
Other guys say this in a different way. For example my boyfriend has said this before. What he means is that he wants to be there for me, help me out in ways he can (car maintenance, for example), be my shoulder to cry on when I have a bad day. Very sweet. He's not trying to control me nor could he truly "take care of me" financially as he currently makes less $ than I do.
Think of it more as "being there for you". Does that help at all?
depends on the person. It could be as simple as you letting him help you rather than just struggling along as if you have to go it alone
He´s much older than you and he´s using his financial situation as an advantage.