I find it so fascinating to hear a man’s perspective on dating. I often wonder what it is like on their end because men can have different expectations. I have talked with men who believe that a successful relationship has a balanced “quid pro quo” (or something for something) situation. They think that they offer something to women and expect the same, or something else in return.
Ideally, I suppose it would be beneficial for both people who are dating to feel that they are getting a return on their investment, so to speak. So what happens when it doesn’t work out that way?
Do you think that dating should be a quid pro quo situation? If women are giving their time, energy, etc. to a guy, what is she expecting from him in return? When men are seeking to offer their time and energy on a woman, is it appropriate for a quid pro quo situation to exist?
It seems as if balancing it out would be challenging, at best, but shouldn’t we try anyway?
A friend of mine told me that he doesn’t feel the need to be rewarded for chivalry or being a gentleman. It’s just a part of being a grown man. What is the reward for chivalry, though?