It's all good until the tab comes.
While I have absolutely no problem going dutch on a date, it's always nice for a man to offer. It's called common courtesy. We live in a day and age where women will pull out their wallet as soon as the bill is placed on the table and you know what? I think that's perfectly fine, but I also think a man telling a woman that he has it all under control is equally fine.
I stumbled across an article this weekend from a woman's point of view as to why she won't date a man who won't let her pick up the check. started reading the article and had to stop myself in my tracks. It's okay to be independent, Destiny's Child made that super cool -- but it's another thing to be a prude. Allowing a man to generously take you out and pay for a quaint meal between the two of you is not a cry for help. You're not sending the wrong impression, you're doing what most human beings used to call a date. I have absolutely no clue what it's called now since letting someone pick up the bill has become such an issue.
I'll admit, it takes me a few times before I agree for a man to treat me to a meal or the like, but don't get me wrong -- I have no problem with him doing so. Every woman wants to be treating like a Queen and every man wants to be treated like a King, but we've taking the smallest situations and blown them up into something so much bigger than what they really are.
Of course, a man should appreciate a woman who can handle her own, but a woman should also appreciate a man who is willing to provide and treat her every now and then. Ladies, it's okay to fen for yourself, but if that man wants to 'wine you and dine you' -- let him.