I see your point... many times I have gone out on dates and paid for everything which has led to nothing. I have also gone out on dates and paid which led to sex as well. Recently on the 2nd date with a girl we went out to a nicer restaurant. First date was a casual meet up for a drink so I decided to do something nicer for the next one. The check came and was around 70 dollars. She offered to split the bill but I said it wasn't a big deal. We ended up going somewhere after for dessert and she paid for that. She then came back to my place and we hooked up. This has happened a few times so I'm just confused. To pay or not to pay? I think it really just depends on the situation? Either way I can afford to pay so I do for the first few dates and then eventually as we see eachother more often we start splitting the bill. I'd say it's 50/50 for me when I pay or don't pay so who knows. I enjoy reading your blog man. Keep up the good work. You have a great perspective.