In a previous article, we looked at situations in which the man should pick up the tab and concluded that in almost all phases of dating and marriage, men should be ready and willing to pay the bill. However, in today’s society many will still argue this and emphasize feminism and female empowerment as counterpoints. On the surface, they seem like valid positions because we are all equals and everyone should have similar strengths, but when you unwrap it all, they are totally invalid.
First, consider the movement for equal pay. Women are generally paid less than men, so if you don’t want to bankrupt the girl you’re taking out for martinis and surf and turf, you should pick up the tab.
Next, understand the fact that in the average relationship, the man is generally older than the woman. This means that he most likely earns more on an annual basis because he’s further along in his career, and he probably has more saved up because he’s been earning for longer. Chalk another up against the feminists.
Third, it’s tied to our biological makeup. Men are programmed to find women that are most suitable for procreation, which is why they seek women with physical features tied to reproduction: symmetrical face, curvy hips, clear skin, etc. Women are biologically programmed to seek men that can father strong children, and that can support or protect the nest.
Argue it all you want, but pregnant women are not as physically capable as they normally are, especially the closer they get to their due date. Then, once the baby is born, women are physically drained and require recovery time. In our Neanderthal days, before modern living, who do you think offered protection for a child bearing woman? The man. And if that man wasn’t strong, physically and mentally, the new formed family was put at a tremendous disadvantage. If the man didn’t hunt and gather successfully, the family would become malnourished and starve to death. If the man didn’t provide and protect adequate shelter, the family would be at risk from the elements, predators, or other humans. So, the role of protector and provider has been ingrained into our DNA since the dawn of mankind, all due to the temporary helplessness of the pregnant woman.
Without the pregnant woman, the species would not continue and survive. Without the man providing for and protecting the pregnant woman, the species’ population growth would be severely stunted. So, be the caveman your lady is programmed to desire and provide for her. Show her you are capable with financial stability, and grab the tab. Demonstrate your ambition to always earn more money, and don’t worry too much about price. If you don’t do it, some other alpha male will, and the moment she sees another man as more capable of providing for her than you are, she will kick your ass to the curb. Bank on it.