I received an email from a recently divorced woman who is back on the dating scene. She said that after a date, a guy kind of implied that because of the amount of money he spent, he deserved something from her. He was probably joking but she did not like the implication at all. Why does he expect something from her for a date besides her time and attention?
I have certainly met that guy before, though. He feels some kind of entitlement because he invested some money and believed he was owed …something. In a lot of ways, dating can feel like some sort of transaction. I don’t know if it is a good idea to start putting some kind of expectations of getting an instant return on your investment, though.
Do you believe you should receive something in return after a date? If someone spends a lot of money on you, does it feel romantic or do you just feel obligated to give or do something?
If someone told you they wanted a ROI on their “investment” in your date, wouldn’t that be grounds for termination/dumping?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog