Well done, gentlemen. The rage you expressed over last week’s XX on XY story, “Why You Should Always Buy Dinner” bodes well for the future of feminism. By dismissing this offensive, 1950s dating relic, it shows you get that independent women don’t need you to “show us you care” with your wallet. Here, a different take: Why you should never pick up the tab.
1. It’s patronizing.
There’s nothing less attractive than a man assuming we’re helpless. Sure, not slamming the door in our faces is appreciated, but acting like we’re too fragile to lay eyes on the perilous restaurant tab? That’s just rude. We’re perfectly capable of splitting the bill, or covering it ourselves.
2. It’s not sexy.
Last week, you heard that women get turned on when you buy them – and their friends – drinks. On the contrary, our smart girlfriends will be more suspicious than impressed by the eager sugar daddy we’ve bagged. What will truly impress is a man charming and intelligent enough to realize women can’t be bought.
3. It’s illuminating.
Not all women are attracted to power (and money). In order to filter out those who are more turned on by your bank statement than by you, suggest going Dutch. The genuine will stick around.
4. It adds insult to injury.
We’ve come a long way since the 1950s, but full-time working Canadian women still make roughly 71 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. Don’t rub it in.
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