A friend of mine took a young lady out over the holiday weekend for the first time. He thought that they had a great time, enjoying the weather and festivals in the city. When he called to ask her out again, she commented that she hoped he planned to “spend more” than he did on the first date. She was not joking.
First of all, what? Is this something men deal with all the time? Are women actually commenting on the amount of money that is spent on a date? If so, I am sorry. I can’t imagine how dreadful it must be to take someone out and have them complain about money spent.
Second of all, I have to ask how men handle this kind of thing. Does it ever bother you when you are treated like a wallet? Do you ever resent being judged on your wealth or lack of wealth? Women are judged on looks, which can also be harsh. How do you handle having your “manhood” questioned if you don’t make loads of dough?
Ladies, have you ever been guilty of complaining to men when they don’t spend enough money? If you are, stop it! If you hear of other women doing this, tell them to cut it out. It makes it harder for the reasonable women of the world.
How much should dates cost, anyway? I am not talking how much is required to make you happy. I want to know what you think is a reasonable amount of money that should be spent on one date.
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog