Yes maybe he is preparing himself to ask for money, It would be easier for me if he just came out and asked for money so I would have a good reason to block and delete him.
it doesn't work this way, unfortunately. By the time he asks for money, you'll be in love. Rat or no rat... I think we've all stayed with men longer than we should have, done things we wouldn't have... because we really loved them. We always want to see the best in people and as empaths we can't comprehend that someone could be so cruel and devious.