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Old 07-23-07, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
I've been with my girlfriend for 7 years and from the start we've taken turns paying...though i pay much more often (i've also made considerably more money then her in that time). I've owed her $150, she's owed me $150. There is nothing chivalrous about paying for dinner in my mind, it's just an old fashion and out dated tradition. I suspect because 50 years ago while Bobby was working down at the gas station, Sally was forbidden to do so.
I agree - I would consider it a positive thing. To me, a long time relationship is about a partnership. We have been married for more than 26 years - it has always been a partnership.

It used to be that the guy needed to prove he could support her - to her and to her dad. That is no longer true in the USA in most situations.

You might look at it this way, buy offering to pay you have a chance to filter out perhaps some guys who think you should be barefoot and pregnant.
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