You’d think I’d be sick of talking about who pays on dates by now, but you’d be wrong. Here’s what happened. I wrote that piece for the Good Men Project earlier this week and the comments went a little bit crazy. Among the craziness, my GMP colleague Hugo voiced a few more legitimate observations. He pointed out two things: 1) women spend more on beauty maintenance and 2) women still make less money than men. Did I think, he wanted to know, that either of those facts could or should play into the debate on who pays for a first date?
What ensued was a mini-debate between Hugo and myself. He says those things matter, I said they’re irrelevant to this issue. Here’s why:
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