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’.
Man: No, no. I’ve got this.
Woman: You sure?
Man: My treat.
Man: Hey! I had a great time last night!
Man: Let’s set up another date. How’s your Thursday?
Woman: Hey, I had a nice evening too, but I didn’t really feel a connection.
Woman: But I’m sure I’ll see you next time Chris has a get together, and we can catch up then!
Man: Wow. Ok then.
Man: I hope you enjoyed those free drinks.
SECRET SOCIETY OF WOMEN GO GO ON DATES WITH MEN PURELY TO GET FREE DRINKS
Woman: They’re on to us, ladies. Burn everything, we’re going dark. Move, move, move! You know the drill!