I had been going out with this guy for a while and we decided to go to a concert–which turned out to be a great show! This was so long ago that I honestly don’t remember who suggested the concert..
He requested that I pick him up from work, which was no problem at all. I picked him up, drove to the venue, and the parking was $20. I gave the attendant cash and parked my car. This guy did not even blink–I guess his justification would be that it is my car, and I was driving even though he requested me to. We get to the box office and he buys his one ticket and steps aside. So then I go up to the box office and purchase my own ticket.
At this point I had driven to pick him up from work, driven to the venue, parked my car for $20 and bought my own ticket to the concert. I definitely consider myself a gender-equality advocate so this is not about the man not driving or paying or whatever. If ANYONE–friend, date, acquaintance–picked me up from work and then spent $20 to park I would definitely at least offer to pay for some of it. And if I did not pay for parking–I would offer to buy his or her ticket.
I think what bothered me was his inconsiderate attitude. To be clear–this is someone that I had not been dating that long so we were still in our–need to impress each other because nothing is locked down–phase. He failed to impress.