I ask her if it's okay to date a guy just for a free ride or free grub? "Being cheap is never attractive and I would say that after more than four dates the woman should pay the tip." Whoa! Apparently the women who called me a moron were onto something!
However, if you're going to keep riding the free-food express, the least you can do is surreptitiously feel out his money situation -- if he's hurting, suggest cheaper restaurants or maybe cook for the guy.
In my opinion, dating should be handled like a quest. What are you willing to do differently than you are now to ensure the success of dating your ideal mate? At that moment you must determine whether the principle is worth fighting for, or if it is time to receive with gratitude.
What do you need to do to have an enjoyable experience? You'll be ready to make that choice if you've given it proper thought beforehand.
If someone's eating opposite Amazing Me, shouldn't she or he pay for the privilege?
After all, I'm entertaining and cute and if you let me order dessert there may be some smooching in your future.
The key is to communicate about money, so that there are no hard feelings. If you talk about marriage or children, you may come off as too desperate, and it may scare your date away. Do not dictate the man to spotlight to pay for practised dinners and who should pay while dating out, even though some men will still pay.
It doesn't matter who handles the check, so long as it's a choice you both agree on.
A confident woman is willing to talk money before the check arrives.
Yes, there is a risk that your man walks, but if that's the case, why waste time on the wrong person? While it might be embarrassing to admit your earnings are limited, or that you don't believe in going dutch, saying what is on your mind is the most effective way to get the result you crave. Visualize what happens, how he treats you and how you treat him.
" What to say: "That's so generous of you -- can I at least leave the tip?
" What not to say: "This princess doesn't pay for food!