The custom of men paying for dinner is not set in stone. Personally, I prefer to pay for the meal myself as it allows me to observe your reaction to a woman taking charge. If a man refuses to let me pick up the tab, I will not continue dating him.
1. I Want A Partner, Not A Sugar Daddy
I don't go on dates solely for the free meals. My goal is to find a partner to spend my life with, or at least have some enjoyable evenings together. Essentially, I'm searching for a new best friend.
2. I Don't Want To Be Treated Like A Princess
I expect to be treated as an equal. I'm fully capable of paying for my own dinner, which is why I'll always offer to pay. It's not just for your benefit, but also for mine.
3. I'm Proud Of My Job
I enjoy my job, and I'm proud that I can afford to pay for my own meals. Therefore, I would appreciate it if you let me pay. Allowing a woman to pay doesn't diminish your masculinity.
4. Gender Roles Are Old News
Gender roles have been a convenient but unfair societal construct for too long. It is not reasonable to expect you to pay for me if I reject the idea of women belonging in the kitchen or men as the breadwinners. The solution is not to adjust the roles but to eliminate them altogether.
5. I Don't Want A Man Who's Intimidated By Independent Women
If my paying for the meal makes you uncomfortable, it may be an indication that you will have a problem with other aspects of my life, such as my income or my preferences in the bedroom. I cannot be in a relationship with an inflexible alpha male who refuses to let me pay or split the bill.
6. I Don't Want To Rely On A Man For Anything
My reluctance to become accustomed to my partner covering the cost of my meals is firm. I am self-sufficient and do not require a man's presence to achieve happiness, sexual gratification, or financial assistance. I am confident in my ability to handle these aspects of life independently and do not wish to disregard this fact.
7. You Should Have Other Things Up Your Sleeve
Merely paying for my expenses does not constitute an adequate means of spoiling me. There are alternative ways of making a woman feel cherished. If you are unaware of how to give a compliment or organize a romantic outing, regardless of your financial resources, I will not remain in a relationship with you.
8. I Don't Want You To Think I Owe You Anything
There are men who assume that buying me a drink entitles them to sex, but I want to avoid any misunderstandings. That's why I find it easier to pay for myself. This way, there's no ambiguity, and I'm not giving anyone the wrong impression that I'm interested in going home with them.
9. You Can't Buy My Love, Anyway
Don't be mistaken, paying for my hamburger is not going to win my heart. It's not an impressive move as anyone could pick up the bill. It takes more than just a gesture like that to impress me.
10. I Want To Take Care Of You, Too
Rather than seeking a big and strong man to take care of me, I desire a partnership where we take care of each other. It should be a mutual responsibility rather than a one-sided obligation.