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Is this dating today?

I've been out of the loop for 8 years, so things may have changed. My sister emailed this to me and I think it is from craigslist in NYC. Is this what I have to look forward to after my divorce is final?

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This is from Craig's List New York. Freaking awesome!

When I did my taxes this year I found out that I spent over $14,000 on Dates last year. Most of that was spent on dinner and drinks in Manhattan. Now don't get me wrong, I had some very good times, some great sex, some good conversations. Hell, I even made a good friend along the way, but mainly I came away from the date feeling extremely disappointed and with a lighter wallet. Date by date it's not THAT much money but it all adds up fast!

In the past I had a habit of always grabbing the check and paying whether my date was hot or not. Whether we clicked or not. Basically I felt ashamed to let her pay. I also kept and interesting statistic and even I was suprised that only 5% of my dates even offered to pay - yes you see that right- 5%! One girl in the entire year offered to pay for the entire check. A very nice gesture. But of course I paid and doubt she was sincere. In light of all this evidence I knew I had to change some things. So, this year.....

I DECIDED TO NEVER PAY FOR A FIRST DATE AGAIN. How did I do this? First I adopted the mindset that a girl should naturally assume she's paying for herself. Now this wasn't easy at first but I quickly got used to it. Then when going into the bar/restuarant/lounge etc. I would hand the server a credit card and ask them to open tabs for us. HEY!-Did you catch that? I said 'TABS.' Yah, don't worry at least 95% of the girls I meet miss that one too. Just to make sure I usually confirm that the server has understood me too. I do this when the date rudely answers her cell phone or is in the bathroom (probably using her cell phone). Guys, you know the Mastercard "priceless" series of commercials? Well, let me tell you, you won't understand the meaning of 'priceless' until you see one of these girls handed their own check for 3 20$ martinis and overpriced food (that they would probably never buy on their own). It's also very relaxing to encourage the girl to eat and drink up because even at 20$ a pop for exotic gooey blender drinks I could care less how many of them she has - cause SHE'S PAYING.

Oddly enough when she realizes that there are individual bills there will a few prolonged moments of discomfort. But don't panic. Something that took me by surprise is how many girls suddenly have to 'go to an ATM'. I can't quite figure out if it's because their cc's are maxed out on shoe purchases or that they are trying to guilt me into paying. Well, probably a combination of both, but I'm remorseless after doing this for nearly 3 months now. Which brings me to my date last night...... omg.....

Of course the classy nice Irish pub I suggested wasn't good enough for her. Nah...she needed to to go somewhere more trendy. Ok, no problem. W? Hudson? Meatpacking Dist? SoHo? Where we going? So she picks a midtown hotel bar. Nice place. Little stuffy. Drinks, not bad and Macadamia nuts on the lounge tables (complimentary) nice! Of course I went thru my usual routine, handed the server a credit card asked her if we can start tabs she said, 'sure' and took the card. 1 drink in her cell phone rang. She appoligized, (she had to get it). So I moved into confirmation mode. Our waitress even missed the 'tabs' part but she adjusted on the fly and told me no problem. Boy, let me tell you - the girl i was with could really throw down the drinks. She was drinking scotch that was older than the hotel we were in. Of course I encouraged her the whole way. She was like, wow they have Johny Walker BLUE label! I was like, 'you ever try it?' She's like....'Nooooooo!!!' I'm like, 'go on....just get some'. She's like 'are you sure'. I'm like, 'look, if you want it, just get it!' So she ordered one, then another, and finally one more..... wow she was probably more than a little drunk. I stuck to my Stoli and Soda, splash of Cran.

When the BILL(S) came she sobered up fast. I caught a glimpse of hers, 5 drinks plus a little finger food $319.00 I think it was. She looked shocked and sick to her stomache when she saw 2 bills. Guess she thought I was buying. Think again. (The old me woulda soaked up the bill but steared her away from the Blue) I had 4 drinks, no food and a great buzz. Pricey Stoli, but overall still a good value (i ate a ton of free macadamias and almonds) $36.00. Damn I thought, that BLUE label will get you every time. Of course she did more than the traditional fumble through her purse. Her face was beat red and she was speechless. She left the bill on the table and excused herself for the restroom. I had already paid and was sucking on some ice. The waitress was looking concerned. I told her, 'look'. Sure enough my date was heading out toward the front door. I slowly grabbed my coat as the waitress ran after her. Then security or a bellman grabbed her at the door and a small shouting match ensued. Can you imagine, she was trying to leave - without paying!

Well, I didn't stick around to see what happened. All I saw was the poor waitress standing just inside the front door with a small coctail tray. She did look concerned but not paniced. A doorman and bell hop had the girl by the arm, outside and was semi-forcing her back inside, she wasn't getting away from this bill. I paid my bill. I had my receipt. But I couldn't help wondering why she ordered 3 Johnny Walker Blues, doesn't she know that shit is expensive? Then I wondered if they had to arrest her while I had another drink at my local Irish pub.

I haven't heard from her again. Too bad, she was pretty cute too :(

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I can't imagine why this guy is still single?!?!?!?[8]

Its one thing to ask her to pay, but to do it underhanded and encourage to buy crap that she thinks is on your dime isn't right.

Dude will likely get years of entertainment out of this but I guarantee you he won't find a woman.
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I can't believe a guy from D.C. would think this is underhanded.

After drinking at Bullfeathers in just outside the Rayburn building, Mackies public house, and anywhere in friggin Old Town, with the hot congressional aides who thought that showing their thongs was enough for the tab, I totally respect this guy for sticking it to a few of them.

The guys with corporate accounts have spoiled these chicks and they brush off wage-slaves types like I used to be. Most of these girls can drink like a Kennedy and never think about picking up a tab.

Since I moved to the midwest with $2 pulls and $3 premium cocktails I've saved thousands, Around her you can buy the entire bar a round for what it cost for 4 drinks at H20.

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I find this rule from Tom Leykis works best, "Never spend more than $40 on a date. If possible, spend nothing at all" That way, you don't get nailed. Really throws them for a loop, especially after seeing a nice car, good clothes, etc...
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hahahaha.. well u will never get chick this way but a great way to save bucks and nail down ppl in trouble..
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Wow. Talk about needing some courses in people skills...
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I can't believe a guy from D.C. would think this is underhanded.

After drinking at Bullfeathers in just outside the Rayburn building, Mackies public house, and anywhere in friggin Old Town, with the hot congressional aides who thought that showing their thongs was enough for the tab, I totally respect this guy for sticking it to a few of them.
Granted I've been out of the game for a while (got married last Sept.), but I also never went for the "hill chicks."

There are plenty of worthwhile upwardly mobile and hot women in the Arlington area. They are quite capable and willing to pay for themselves in my experience. There are plenty of ladies working in the tech sector that don't take the "wonkette" approach to paying their bills.

I hear what you are saying about buying the bar elsewhere. When I was in San Diego, I bought everyone drinks because I couldn't believe they were $2 a piece. I ended up with a $74 dollar tab that night for 37 drinks! That's usually what it costs to just pay for myself in downtown DC.
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See my advice on the other thread - Re: pool halls, tattoo parlors, go for the drunk women.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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hahahaha.. well u will never get chick this way but a great way to save bucks and nail down ppl in trouble..
Actually, it does work, and quite well. I did forget the part about flashing a little cash, but don't spend it. Chicks know within five minutes if they are going to be sleeping with you at the end of the evening. Use that to your advantage. Plus, you can flush out the gold diggers really quick.
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Is this dating today? Well, that depends mostly on how selective you are when choosing who to date. I don't have problems with jerky dates because I don't date jerks... and it's generally pretty easy to spot a jerk, or a golddigger for that matter :) You'll be fine.

Sorry to hear things didn't turn out as you'd hoped they would, by the way.
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