I have friend who years ago was dating a young lady. He was cautious like a intelligent man should be, and things had not gone very far (at least from his perspective). She on the other hand, apparently was really feeling it. During a Saturday afternoon date they passed by a jewelry store in the mall. They went in apparently just for shits and giggles. In reality, that was not quite the case. She wanted him to buy her a $5000.00 Friendship Ring. Well, that did not happen. What did happen was that she was never asked out again.
The word was that she was totally confused by his reaction. The question is: How could she be so confused? As a fella, as a person who is expected to work his entire life, it is obvious. But then not everybody is a guy; women apparently have different perspectives. Perhaps it is a result on repeated attention and validation for effectively just existing. Perhaps there was nobody older and wiser around to tell her that this attention and validation that she has been consuming has limits. Does anybody provide advice for young women these days? Would they accept it if somebody did?