It’s a question that warrants careful consideration. When you don’t have a lot of money, you have to ration it carefully.
Knowing how to do this is an essential part of life as an adult.
Call me crazy, but I’ve dated enough broke dudes and I’m not doing it anymore! I’m all for feminism and strong women and I support role reversal and all that. I cannot emphasize enough what a huge turn-off it is when a guy can’t afford to go do anything. I don’t want to go blow hundreds of dollars at a a club, but I do want to experience the world around me. If our dating life consists of cooking ramen and watching TV all the time, I’m going to be out the door before you even notice I’m gone. Man up and go get a job somewhere, anywhere, so that you can take care of yourself. I’ve been doing it for several years now, and busting my ass to make it in a very expensive city. I want a life full of adventure and someone who can accompany me for the ride. I’m saving all my extra money to travel and experience new things, because that’s something I’ve always wanted to do.The comment by Grassley, like the one from Mc Graw, does raise a question: How much do American men spend dating women?I’m not a gold digger — not one little bit — I’m just sick of this generation of guys, many of whom just can’t seem to get their act together. He doesn’t have to pay for everything, but he should at least cover his half. In fact, I usually prefer it, because I have independence and commitment issues. At the same time, I don’t want to have to pay for both of us all the time. I don’t equate your worth with the size of your paycheck, but you have to HAVE a paycheck. The I-get-increasingly-less-romantic-with-each-date guy. Many men break out all the stops early on in the dating process, but by the fifth of sixth date, the laziness starts to creep in. Often times when this line is pulled, its code for "I'm looking for a marriage and kids, just not with you." Steer clear. But men who are constantly suggesting that they want to just stay in and watch a movie early on in the dating game are likely the lazy type, or only out for sex.