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Men shouldn’t always be expected to pay for women on dates

Carl E. Littleberry Jr., Reporter

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I recently went out to a movie with a young lady named Angela who really opened up my eyes to a sort of stereotype or expectation women have for men. Now Angela and I are friends through and through, I mean we play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 together in a clan, so you can say we are pretty close. However when we went out to watch the new movie “The Revenant”, Angela apparently assumed I was supposed to pay for her, stating it’s a man’s job to pay for women no matter what relationship the two have.

Where in the hell did this logic come from? If you ask me? I mean, I have no problem paying for a woman I may be courting in a sense, but why am I expected to pay? Women have jobs too if I’m not mistaken, and I’m 100 percent sure that most of them make more than me. So, why is it that I am obligated to pay for everything? This isn’t the freaking 1950’s.

Whenever a woman says she feels better with a man paying for things all the time or supporting her in every way financially, I just assume your about as broke as an iPhone that fell off the Empire State Building. This is supposed to be 2016, women are supposed to be empowered in all aspects of life, including dating. There’s nothing wrong with taking your man out and paying for him once in a while, we like to feel pampered too, contrary to popular belief. I would love to come home one day to a nice surprise of a date night where I had no part in setting up.

In fairness, I’m not saying I don’t want to pay, in actuality I feel more comfortable paying. I was raised in the South, and Southern hospitality dictates a gentleman never lets a lady pay. However, I just don’t understand the obligation women force on men monetary wise in relationships. If women want equality so much it starts with the little things; let’s remember men and women are equal in all aspects of life.

We need fewer women who would rather be taken care of and more women willing to take care of themselves.

Relationships are supposed to be a two-way street that means your both going down the same road together.

Might as well chip in for gas once or twice, ladies, it wouldn’t hurt. And I’m sure your man will appreciate the gesture, heck, he may even give you a foot rub while you watch Netflix and chill.

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Men shouldn’t always be expected to pay for women on dates