But why now does it seem like it’s completely impossible for men to do what I would consider the ‘normal’ thing? I think I’m the only single guy I know that actually takes a girl out to a restaurant on a first date. If you take a girl out and show her you’re more than some douche looking to just get in her pants, odds are, you’re going to get a second date, at least. Treat yourself to a good meal, and if the company is good, why the hell wouldn’t you take a girl out to a nice dinner?Call me old fashioned, but a nice dinner is worth the money to get to know someone to some extent. All I know is, the more I look around, the less I see men treating women the way that we’re raised to. What happened to pulling out chairs and holding doors?Maybe my parents were old fashioned, maybe growing up in a tight knit Italian family resulted in different values, but I was always preached the value of chivalry and etiquette from the women in my life.From my grandmother to my mother, you better believe I learned my lessons, either verbally or via the wooden spoon. It’s all about hooking up, getting a number, grabbing a drink and getting down.Most first dates are just a few cocktails, so this shouldn’t be a burden for men.Beyond a first date, the rules change a bit though and it depends on what you do together.Who needs a computer algorithm to find that special someone when you can do it yourself? Just a table of interesting people and the right mood to make things happen. Look how easy it is: just search our online dating and social networking service site for upcoming Dinner Dates or events. You can even invite other Dinner Daters or sign up with a friend.
Because when you're having fun, you're much more likely to find that spark.Ultimately, push is going to come to shove here, and I figured it would have happened by now, but for some reason, it has not.All professions are demanding, especially those that require uniforms, and leave no time for a personal life.It’s a subject that seems to never die — see yesterday’s Guardian feature on “Paying while dating” — because there are always a subset of men who insist that it’s absolutely unfair that as the world has gotten closer to gender equality, men are still expected to pick up the check.A 2014 Nerd Wallet study found that 77 percent of over 1,000 U. respondents expected men to pick up the check on a first date.For me, it’s not about the money, and I get why people are stingy when it comes to going out with people they don’t know. What happened to walking on the outside, closest to the street and all that sh*t? When did it become acceptable to just text a girl, inviting her to come bang? I’m not complaining about those instances, I’m just saying, why have we strayed away from what has been established as the norm?