ipod_killed_the_musicshop wrote: »
Mrs E many people see refusing an offer as an insult. As for lady in their life, you mean when they're together beyond the 1st date? Once the getting together is done with the couple are back in the real world. There's a recession on, people can lose their jobs etc. If I bought something expensive for my wife, even when we were just bf and gf, she'd have said "what the hell are you doing? That's our money you've wasted, we might have needed that". We've survived some tough times on the financial front because we've not been spendaholics, we've had money in the bank and we've had plenty of rainy days, metaphorically as well as literally. Also wanting someone to pay for you can be seen as a sign of financial irresponsibility, not to mention wanting to kid the man you're interested in him when as far as he's concerned, you're not.
MrsE wrote: »
I'm talking about the wining & dining out to impress stage, before it becomes a relationship.
If a man doesn't want to impress then, its a bad omen;)
Of course things change if you become a partnership & you share all.
xen wrote: »
hopefully the male should ask the female out so he should pay, most of the time men earn more than women anyway, I'm not a goldigger maybe a bit old fashioned, I see it this way if I paid for a babysitter bought a new outfit and got my nails and hair done to go out then the man should pay,
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