I am also very much a traditionalist when it comes to gender roles, at least at the beginning of a relationship. Because I have full physical custody of my children, it is easier for me to travel to my date.But, first, I must hire a babysitter which, in my area, costs between and per hour.Any guy should appreciate that." Daters, consider yourself warned.
Babysitting, therefore, runs between and 0 for the night plus the cost of the babysitter’s dinner, usually takeout. Thankfully, I have a devoted mother and stepfather who pick up a lot of the slack by frequently babysitting so I can go out without breaking the bank.I’m talking about those of you who specify which expensive restaurant you want to be taken to on a date and, even more obnoxiously, on a date. Sadly, men have artilleries of ammunition to back up their suspicions.I’m talking about you ladies who hint or even come right out and ask for gifts, gifts such as designer clothing, luxury handbags, and jewelry. In 2011, the online publication, “Business Insider,” profiled a 23 year-old New Yorker named Jessica Sporty who sought to supplement her annual ,000 salary by joining and scheduling five dates per week in order to garner free drinks and dinners.As news of Jessica’s business venture spread, the backlash from men was, understandably, harsh.Dating websites such as and capitalize on the quid pro quo that exists where men are willing to provide material goods and lifestyle in exchange for the company of beautiful women.