So, I went on a date the other night with a guy..that I turned out not to be that into. But, as I was explaining what happened to friends of mine, I started thinking. At the end of the conversation, they asked "well did he pay for the drinks?" I told them yes and they were like, well you should go out on one more date with him then.
A few thoughts came to mind after this...first, would it have been so bad if I had paid for my own drinks? Is this still something that needs to happen? Maybe I'm too upset about this, but I think that a girl buying her own drinks does not scream "oh what a jerk." We're all poor college students right?
The other thought that came to mind was, why did him buying my drinks make him a gentleman? So he bought me a beer, what did that really say? Dating in general is an exciting yet frustrating time and to say because a guy bought you alcohol is a good sign is slightly skewed if you ask me.
The story and the way my friends reacted just made me think about dating as a feminist issue in general, but because of stigmas on all sides of the gender web.