You know, cuz you don't supplicate. When your gf and you do stuff, most of the time you split it 50/50. You both work, you're both of similiar socio-economic status. You can both pay if you want to do/eat something. So what happens if she has old fashioned parents who think you're a total ass for not paying for her? You can't win an argument with someone's mom. Imagine the following conversation between me and a female: Her: So you don't pay for your gf? Me: Why should I pay for her time? I don't want to buy her affection. I want to know that she is with me because she likes spending time with me, and not because she gets a free meal out of the deal. Her: Wow. My parents would never let me date a guy like you. My father always paid for my mom and they would expect my bf to pay for me. Me: Does your mom work? Her: No. Me: Ok then. Your mom has no income of her own so your dad has to pay for her. Women wanted to work. Women wanted equal rights. Part of being equal is paying your own way. If a girl agrees to go out with me because she knows I'll pay for her, how do I know she really wants to be with me and she's not just going because it's free for her and she'd rather do that than be bored at home alone? Her: You're an asshole. Men should pay for women because it's part of taking care of them... Me: So if a guy making $30k a year is dating a woman making $200k a year, he should still pay for her because he's the guy? Her: Well... uh... Me: It's ok. A girl making $200k a year probably wouldn't date a guy making $30k a year, anyway. Anyway, I could only imagine if this girl was my gf. Her parents would hate me. Actually, my ex's parents hated me because I wouldn't pay for their daughter, either. They were old fashioned. I should state that my ex's mom didn't work. My ex did.