For a very long time I was against the idea of the man automatically paying for dinner when on a date. I listened to Tom Leykos and advocated that course of action. After all, don't women want equality? No, when it comes to dating men are expected to foot the bill for every outing.
Even in a situation where the woman makes 10 times the money of the guy, the man still has to shell out the bread for an expensive dinner. Dating is really costly especially when you are involved with a high maintenance beast of a girl. In most cases you're not even getting your money's worth.
When you're on a budget visit one of those free online dating sites and you can browse through thousands of members and see which one you fancy before going on a blind expensive date.