If you're not ready to date, don't go out on dates. If you are dating to pass the time, show some respect for the person you're with. They are spending their precious free time with you, the least you can do is talk like a normal person.
No matter how independent a woman is, she is deserving of respect. No matter how much money she makes, she wants to know her partner will be able to take care of her - the way she will take care of them.