I can empathize with men who shell out so much money when they go out with women. It can get expensive to pay for two people go out, especially in Atlanta. Often times, the issue of going dutch vs. one person pays kind of works itself out after a couple of months.
When a guy offers to take me out, he plans the date and is prepared to cover the costs. When I make an effort to ask the man out, I expect to handle it in the same way. I know some women who only feel comfortable paying for men when the costs are kept low. The idea of paying for an expensive meals, concert tickets, or weekend trips for men just doesn’t sit well with them.
When a woman pays, should she be mindful of the amount of money she spends? Is it merely the thought and gesture of offering to pay or paying that men want to see? Does it matter if she doesn’t find a way to reciprocate to the exact degree a man has treated her?
While we are on the subject of paying, why does the idea of going dutch seem so unromantic?