Lines between professional and personal lives are blurrier than ever, partly for practical reasons — even post-recession, most of us are still — and partly for cultural ones.At thriving creative and tech companies, where employees are given dormlike amenities like yoga classes and cocktail hours, it seems almost silly to draw the line at dating.
In France, people usually share the bills even if it's totally ok to pay for the other one from time to time. Wouldn't you feel ashamed if she tried to pay the dinner for you?
I agree with you more gender equality would be fair but as someone else pointed out: what would you or other men think of girls who break the rules and start asking men out and do what usually men are expected to do?
Men who expect you to clean up their dishes, pick up their clothes and take care of them as if they are little children on a consistent basis need a really check, and will likely treat you as if you are their mother for the rest of their lives. While everyone likes a good deal, real men will not make this known when courting a woman. There's nothing wrong with sitting on the couch and watching sports. But this should never trump the responsibilities of a relationship or take precedence over family obligations. These changes in effort can be very foretelling of how he will be a year or two down the road. The I-had-sex-and-now-I-don't-have-to-try-anymore guy. Always play close attention to how a guy's behavior changes once he has had sex with you for the first time. Be very wary of men who talk up a big game of what they plan on doing with their lives.
Be wary of men who constantly look for deals and comment on prices early on in the dating process. Expecting a home cooked meal every single night makes for a relationship that will likely feel unbalanced in the long run. There should be contributions from both parties, even if that contribution isn't always evenly divided. While no man should always be expected to plan five-star dates, at the same time, the romance shouldn't just completely fall off a cliff at once. The opposite of number eleven, the over-controlling guy must know where "his woman" his every second of the day and approve of who she is hanging out with.
Anyway, here are a couple of things to keep in mind going in.