Woman declines second date, then gets a bill for the first one

This gem in today’s Times made my day. Sadly the hero of the piece is unnamed, but we raise a glass to him. Three questions trouble me, however:

  • how is it possible for two people to spend £85 in a pub in Clapham, over one evening, even allowing for the ridiculous price of alcohol in London pubs and bars? Does the sum maybe include the man’s travel costs?
  • did Lucy Brown contribute nothing towards the cost of the evening?
  • how did Lucy Brown ‘inadvertently take home’ the man’s wristwatch? I’m 59, and I feel fairly confident in saying I’ve never taken home a woman’s wristwatch after a date, inadvertently or otherwise. (To be fair, ‘dates’ are distant memories now…).

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • Kronk

    On March 24, 2007, I appeared on ‘The Single Life,’ hosted by Samantha
    Phillips and Chris Leary on KLSX 97.1FM in LA. The topic was about who should pay for dinner. Done to death, you say? Not even close.

    Even though she seemed to agree with me initially, that men and women should reciprocate, eventually Sam opined that women want to be taken care of. We also received a call from a 22-year-old chick from Beverly Hills who bragged that she NEVER would ask a man out on a date. Why? She’s too hot and doesn’t have to.

    Women don’t want to be taken care of. Little girls want to be taken care of. Women take care of themselves. Unfortunately, the world is populated mostly with little girls in adult bodies. Worse, a lot of men like it that way — that’s why women remain in perpetual childhood.

    If you’re a man who likes to take care of and rescue women, you are insecure. You feel powerless in the presence of an equal woman. So, you seek little girls. And, by doing this, you are setting yourself up to kiss their asses for the rest of your life — through wining, dining, jewelry, vacations, cars, homes, and alimony. Ask yourself why you want this.
    I received yet another letter from a woman complaining that a man buying dinner on the first (blind) date wanted to bang her that night. She even admitted wanting to, but she put on the brakes — for appearances.

    I asked why she didn’t pay half. She ‘offered,’ but he is old-fashioned and wouldn’t ‘allow’ her — giving her the option to pay on the second date. There won’t be a second date.

    My words to her: ‘What in the hell is wrong with you? You don’t OFFER to pay; you PAY. He is not the boss of you; you are not his subject. You plunk down the cash. Period. If he’s offended, tough shit.’

    Had she paid her half and stood her ground, he would have respected her. Then, when they do get it on, the sex will be based on MUTUAL DESIRE not money. Are you grasping this??????

    Men and women get together for sex. Why else would they bother? If a woman likes dinners in exchange for sex, she’s a whore. If she makes or lets a man be the banker, he WILL think of her as a whore, and he WILL want return on his investment. ANYONE who doubts or disputes this is a naive child.

    If men and women aren’t peers, they are mutual slaves.

    Marc Rudov

  • William Gruff

    Mrs Gruff and I have spent £61.00 in our local and walked home sober, although not fit to drive legally.

  • Groan

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38978661 Another story so unusual I thought it a spoof. reminding us that divorce in law isn’t “no fault” . Fascinating, a woman not getting what she wants ……..I’ll have to read it again, its definitely not April 1st.

  • Groan

    And in the Grauniad an “Aid Worker” gets just a small red pill moment


    Goodness, next there’ll be a non-feminist on the Women and Equalities Select Committee. There is? Next you’ll be telling me a documentary on men’s issues will be released!