If I ended up dating you Stacy, you'd be treated to a nice Happy Meal at McDonalds. I'll rely on you to bring the candles.
Now don't stretch your budget if you can help it.
I'm sure there are hundreds of women who would find you appealing and be more that happy to support you in the style in which you desire.
I consider equal rights to have many levels not the least of which is the ability to support myself. In that area I am working very hard. I am attending college for one reason, to make myself more valuable in the job market.
I have always found myself attracted to a gentleman, not someone who wants to teach me about equal rights. I enjoy the dating scene and being courted is important especially in the early stages. Most guys that I have dated have wanted me to be a longterm girlfriend and not a booty call. If a guy wanted me to share costs right off I would believe he was more into the booty call than anything else.
I am not putting you down Nosferatu or even disagreeing with you I'm just saying what I like.