While most women waste their money on shoes and Groupon deals, I know you men waste yours on us — trying to court and impress women. And we appreciate and respect you for it … but you actually tend to find the best deals when you spend less. Think about it: what kind of woman do you want to invest in? One that nets your worth by the contents of your bank account, or one who invests in you as a person? Because some women can be a complete waste of money. I’m no financial advisor, but I do know the difference between a man who trys to make money to get a bunch of women, vs. a man who works to support a woman. And a real man is a provider, not a peacocker.
But, sadly, there are women out there who support the business of big pimpin’ who don’t want to just be supported, they want to be spoiled. Those, are the women you don’t want to waste a penny on. Unless you want to end up a character on the Real Housewives series. If she won’t sit on the bus with you, then you don’t want her riding shotgun in the Bentley.
If you ever feel like you have to break the bank on a date, borrow a car, or otherwise hurt your credit in order to impress a woman … you don’t want that woman! Now, I’m not saying she a gold-digger, but … #highmaintenance
I actually had to turn a dude down for a date recently. He was going around telling people he wanted to ask me out, but was too nervous because he (quote) “didn’t think he could afford me” … I didn’t even give him a chance after he said that. Not because of his income (or lack thereof), but because he thought I was for sale.
Cason-Point: SAVE YOUR MONEY! Don’t put your tax refund check into a “try to get laid” fund.
Aside from the fact being showy and shallow is a major turn-off to every woman EXCEPT those staring in a Real Housewives series, here are some ways you can really impress a woman, for $50 or less…
*Go to the park … take the dog even. And be a gentleman and hold the dog’s leash and then pick up its poop. Now that’s romance.
*Take her to Discovery Place or the planetarium, or something — or really splurge and take her to the I-max theater rather than a regular movie.
*Go to the Whitewater Center and rent a kayak, or take an electric Duffy Boat ride on Lake Norman
*A couples dancing party at a Ballroom Dancing studio, like Arthur Murray or Planet Ballroom
*Thirsty Thursdays at a Knights game, a Charlotte Hounds game at Memorial Stadium, and a Roller Derby … pretty much any sort of sporting event that sells beer would suffice.
*Make dinner rather than take her out to dinner. If you can’t cook, just peruse the frozen section and look for bagged meals, and then go from there.
*RedBox … Amen.
*Take her to a shooting range and teach her how to shoot a gun. I can’t really think of anything more manly than that, actually.
*Mint Museum, Raptor Center, Safari Park, Billy Graham Library, NASCAR Hall of Fame, The Betchler …all things I’d want to do on a date, and can do right here in Charlotte.
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