Adds dating new online wrinkle

05-May-2016 01:55

If it’s taken for granted that the costs of the date are to be assumed by only one person, that person may feel himself entitled to whatever he considers to be a good return on his investment.

A guy who seeks recourse through Venmo the morning after is a guy who doesn’t think he got his money’s worth the night before.

Each guy paid for his date’s dinner or drinks, as guys who go out with women are generally expected to do.

Each then used Venmo, the peer-to-peer payment app, to request that his date reimburse her share after the fact. “I do not have time for scrubs,” one said, speaking for all.

The imperative that men pay for women goes back to the start of the twentieth century, when dating was a new method of courtship practiced by members of the urban working class.

In 1900, a woman with a factory job made less than half of what a man in an equivalent position did, and for a simple reason: her income was scaled to supplement that of a theoretical father or husband. To meet men, women had to go out, but they could only go out if men paid for them.

The fails to mention which emojis were used to call in that particular debt, but let’s assume we’re looking at the tequila-sunrise glass paired with the smiley face with a dollar bill for eyes and tongue, the better to add insult to injury.

On the other hand, requesting repayment through Venmo underscores the absurdity of the consensus that, when it comes to the transaction known as the heterosexual date, men must bear the full financial burden, and thus wield full purchasing power.

Really, though, that’s looking at things through the wrong end of the telescope.

But what of a man’s biological imperative to provide for his mate, you ask?

How else, in modern times, can he experience the atavistic pleasure of returning to his cave fresh from a hunt, happily dragging a woolly-mammoth carcass behind him, if not by buying a pair of movie tickets instead of just one for himself? As I wrote in my piece, the origins of our gendered treating tradition are historical, not genetic—and recent history at that.

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Really, though, that’s looking at things through the wrong end of the telescope.But what of a man’s biological imperative to provide for his mate, you ask?How else, in modern times, can he experience the atavistic pleasure of returning to his cave fresh from a hunt, happily dragging a woolly-mammoth carcass behind him, if not by buying a pair of movie tickets instead of just one for himself? As I wrote in my piece, the origins of our gendered treating tradition are historical, not genetic—and recent history at that.Web-Inpaint will magically fill the selected area with intelligently-generated textures pulled from the surrounding image data.Go to our Tutorials page and see for yourself how easy it is for anyone to do with just a few simple steps.That a practice born of sexist wage discrimination has since been glossed over as a rite demanded by chivalry goes to show how suspect the value of chivalry is in the first place.