My friends who date are a good source of material. As a reminder – if you decide to pay for something during a date, you damn well better not consider that some kind of downpayment for further interaction.
I remember going on 2 dates with this guy, ages ago. We split everything down the middle, it was amicable but unremarkable. When I declined a third date the email I got in return was 3 paragraphs long and ended with ‘I guess that’s the thanks I get for treating you so well’.