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Are we spending too much on dating?

Forget what you’ve seen on those crazy reality shows. Hot air balloon rides, horse-drawn carriages, and weekend excursions are not needed to create romance or keep someone interested. I’ve been wondering about the attitude a lot of single people have when it comes to money and dating.

Fact: You don’t need money to date. You need a personality. If at any time you feel compelled to spend cash to keep someone interested, it’s a problem.

Of course women like to feel special. I won’t argue that, but most women I know feel special when a guy gives them eye contact and listens to her. That’s totally free!

Why does it seem as if we throw money at dating in hopes that it will get us better results? I’m not just referring to men, either. There are some ladies that are doing way too much for men that they aren’t in a relationship with because they have something to prove.

Do you ever think that you spend too much money on dating? If you had to guess, how much money do you think your dates have cost for this year?

What is the appropriate time for large purchases such as trips, jewelry, new pair of breasts (ha!), or cash should be gifted? When more money is spent on dating, does it create more expectations? Does more money mean more problems? Discuss.

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Kym

October 26th, 2010
5:03 pm

awww everyone gone…

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:03 pm

Kym, So if a guy said He wanted to take you to that concert, you would tell him no???

2CPTG

October 26th, 2010
5:05 pm

Kym, I’m here (at home, tho)

Kym

October 26th, 2010
5:06 pm

A guy I know and have a previous relationship with sure. For a first date..No. Matter of fact..Heck No. IMO concerts are not a great way to get to know someone on a first date.

evy

October 26th, 2010
5:06 pm

<<< making popcorn, ready to settle down and watch the last 2 survivors duke – i mean, talk it out…

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:06 pm

Has my dearest Ared left for the day???

evy

October 26th, 2010
5:06 pm

oops, sorry, 2C!

Kym

October 26th, 2010
5:06 pm

@2CPTG I am home now too.. early to work..early home..works for me.

2CPTG

October 26th, 2010
5:07 pm

Kym….real talk, if I gave you my email addy, would you hit me up? no, no trynna holla….you and I both know we ain’t a match, but would love to actually chat with you…..

Purple Rain

October 26th, 2010
5:08 pm

Hola, Holla, holla, Holla,

a presto lol

Kym

October 26th, 2010
5:09 pm

@evy not dukeing it out. No need I know me. Flashy dudes don’t move me.

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:10 pm

Evy…uhhhhh You need singles to watch the show this late in the day… ( as the DJ calls for the next new booty on duty)

2CPTG

October 26th, 2010
5:10 pm

we oughta start an after hours blog…..Swiss, you’re savvy (not that it’s hard to do…), creat an after hours MIA blog/chat thingee……see somma these folks “unmasked!!!!

Kym

October 26th, 2010
5:10 pm

sure @2c we don’t see eye to eye on alot of stuff but debate is healthy.

2CPTG

October 26th, 2010
5:11 pm

Kym…..you got IM?

2CPTG

October 26th, 2010
5:11 pm

Kym

October 26th, 2010
5:11 pm

2CPTG

October 26th, 2010
5:13 pm

I’m on yahoo…..

evy

October 26th, 2010
5:13 pm

@ kym: i hear ya, girl!

@simple (2.5 – love it) – awww – ain’t got singles…got quarters…stock options…gum…ooo; what’s that?

AmazonRed™ - Cowboys lose. ha ha ha

October 26th, 2010
5:14 pm

Simple – I’m still here.

2CPTG

October 26th, 2010
5:14 pm

bout to make a “likka” run, then we, or anyone else who see this, for that matter…..join in!!!! sure it’ll get “live”!!!

2CPTG

October 26th, 2010
5:15 pm

A Red, you still here……cool, eh, how ’bout that after hours chat thing….you down?

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:17 pm

Ared…I needed to make sure before I change into my table dance outfit… The loot to pay for these expensive ass dates has to come from somewhere!!! :D :) :D

2CPTG

October 26th, 2010
5:17 pm

purp, I know you prolly wit it……what say you?

yahoo……mics, webcams, the whole nine…..

Kym

October 26th, 2010
5:18 pm

@2C ohh lawd.. folks gonna be flashing each other on webcams..

AmazonRed™ - Cowboys lose. ha ha ha

October 26th, 2010
5:19 pm

LOL @ Simple

2Can – maybe in the future. When I spend to much time on the blog (like today) I catch up around 5 when folks leave. :lol;

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:22 pm

Random End of the day thought…..My inbox must be broken….. :(

Kym

October 26th, 2010
5:27 pm

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:29 pm

Ared, Why are you working so late today???

evy

October 26th, 2010
5:32 pm

pssst – simple, darlin – i think it’s safe to take off your helmet now :) got any other interesting headgear?

AmazonRed™ - Cowboys lose. ha ha ha

October 26th, 2010
5:35 pm

I’m not off til 5:30 to begin with.

But I’m heading on vacation starting Thursday so I have to cram in 5 days of work in 3!

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:35 pm

Evy…I got this Scuba divers hat, but it looks funny without the rest of the suit…

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:37 pm

Ohhhhh…Going somewhere Nice???? A tropical beach perhaps???? Somewhere thats ok with A two piece and a fly wrap???

AmazonRed™ - Cowboys lose. ha ha ha

October 26th, 2010
5:38 pm

Ha ha…I got plenty of beach time in this summer.

So I’m doing Halloween in Vegas!!! :twisted:

evy

October 26th, 2010
5:39 pm

@ amazon: bummer & sympathies on the cramming, doll – but glad it’ll be worth it! in case i’m not again between now and then – have a wonderful vacation!

@ simple: hmmmm…how does it look with the rest of the suit? ‘cept maybe the flippers…flippers are not sexy…

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:39 pm

Hmmmmmmm Vegas is my 2nd favorite vacation spot in the US…..

AmazonRed™ - Cowboys lose. ha ha ha

October 26th, 2010
5:41 pm

evy – I don’t mind staying late. I waste a lot of time on here, and my office is like a frat house. So I like the quiet. I don’t have a husband or kids waiting on me and the traffic gets lighter.

But thanks for the well wishes! Much appreciated!!! :D

evy

October 26th, 2010
5:41 pm

@ simple: what’s your first?

evy

October 26th, 2010
5:44 pm

@ amazon: lol – i used to work in a place like that; alot of us ‘worked’ late…sometimes with food and beer…and, lordy yes on the traffic – useta stay late sometimes just for that! so, good – glad you’re not all hunkered down, nose-to-the-grindstone…

AmazonRed™ - Cowboys lose. ha ha ha

October 26th, 2010
5:47 pm

LOL. Yes, we keep beer and hard liquor in the break room. The men send each other inappropriate nudey lady pics and people get pranked all the time.

I heart marketing. :lol:

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:47 pm

evy, My favorite is Key West…Thats the one place I can go on vacation and get EVERYTHING I am looking for…

AmazonRed™ - Cowboys lose. ha ha ha

October 26th, 2010
5:48 pm

Key West…one place I’ve never been. Sounds divine tho.

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:48 pm

I wonder if there is a monster somewhere eating all good stuff that not in my inbox?????

evy

October 26th, 2010
5:51 pm

@ amazon: well, lessee – yer a little up on me…no hard liquor, altho we did mount a crusade for beer in the soda machine that almost made it past upper management…PRANKING, tho – omg, yeah – lotta that – hee hee hee – EVY LUVS A GOOD PRANK muahahahaha – even pranked my senior and both junior vps…everyone was waiting for me ta get fired…lol

Simple Man 2.5...Now dressed in NASCAR style Helment to Avoid any Further damage...

October 26th, 2010
5:51 pm

Ared..It really is beautiful…I usually go in the spring or early summer and rent a house for a couple of weeks… The weather is great. I can get terrific food. There is awesome golf, and nightlife if I want, But more than anything else, I can find peace and get centered….

AmazonRed™ - Cowboys lose. ha ha ha

October 26th, 2010
5:52 pm

Well, I’m sold. :lol:

evy

October 26th, 2010
5:53 pm

@ simple: ahhh, key west – never been, but always wanted to go – don’t know a helluva lot about what kinda ‘touristy’ stuff it has to offer, but it just looks so beautiful and (AWAY from the tourists) peaceful…well, except maybe fer the gators…

evy

October 26th, 2010
5:53 pm

@ simple: – reading your post after posting mine, i see that’s what you like about it too…

AmazonRed™ - Cowboys lose. ha ha ha

October 26th, 2010
5:54 pm

evy – I get teased a lot, but not pranked. I think some dudes are afraid I might not be able to take a joke or turn ABW (angry black woman) on them.

I’m okay with them thinking that. :lol:

2CPTG

October 26th, 2010
5:55 pm

damn A Red, sound like my gig…….then being on the beach, too…..lawd, it’s a mess