Monday, January 28, 2008
FOR THE PLEASURE OF YOUR COMPANY...
I was having a discussion with a very good female friend yesterday concerning dating in New York City. she’s a beautiful, highly successful, editor for a prestigious, major publication – well accomplished, cultured, very social, attractive, worldly, well manicured and coiffed at all times, confident, always dressed to the nines, well traveled, on every A list for all the major events, in all the major cities - a true type A women, and tends to attract carbon copies of herself in the men she choices to allow to court her.
Our discussion led into what the average amount spent on a first date in New York City or any other major metropolitan city with a woman that a man is truly into and trying to make the best first impression for would cost. The date could, but would not have to, include a pre or post-dinner event, dinner (Including, but not limited to cocktails, appetizers, wine, entrees, and desert – all dependent upon the persons involved), dancing, after dinner drinks, and/or whatever else you would do on average with a women you were courting. Our estimates for the date were so far apart from each other’s with neither of us willing to give an inch to go closer to the others estimate that it just became clear to both of us that one of us was being unrealistic on the matter and we left it there. This is where you - my wonderful readers come in – I pose the question to you.
For the men: What do you spend on average for the above-described first date or whatever adaptation of an average first date with a woman you are sincerely courting?
For the women: How much do you believe a man spends on average in a major metropolitan city such as New York to court you in true and proper first date form?
This is both for the men and women – please feel free to expound on not only the amount you believe is spent, both on the high and low end, but also what the date might consist of to justify the amount.