It's just not always worth it. A lot of women don't carry their weight in dating. Especially during the beginning.
You might find it distasteful but at least they were direct. They didn't mislead you into thinking they wanted a relationship. Men can't read minds and have no way of knowing if you are interested beyond going for it.
Because they don't have to. Why buy a cow when you can get milk for free. It's free market, you women decreased your, well this term is not nice but fits the analogy, price so much that now you're complaining you're so cheap.
Because of the stressful life. But it is still wrong.
there are many reasons why this is happening but mainly because women are not women any more
1) because there is no reason to get married now, what does a guy gain out of marriage that he cannot get out of marriage?, the only reason people got married was early on fear of enteral torture if they did not get married and no women would put out before marriage. for men there is only pain for marriage 2/3 end in divorce incited by 70% of women and then the guy get finically screwed and does not get to see the kids and also leads to higher chance of suicide.
2) the rise of hook up culture if I can gain sex cheaply or for free, why would he spent vast amounts to gain sex on taking you out to dinner. Cost benefit to reward.
3) the rise of the Femniza that basically want to be men and act like men, yuck they do not want true gender equity.
4) Men do not want to be your friend they are lying to you, waiting till you break up or become interested. its the male lizard brain they have a high sex drive otherwise we would not be here. They are all lying to you is biology accept it study it.
5) The rise of the world wide web and porn.
https://youtu.be/GDMwHC3H01k WATCH THIS VIDEO this explains a lot of what a guy is feeling either there willing to admit it. IT HARSH but simply the truth.
you need to study MGTOW and Feminist culture to see why this world is so messed up;
"Women are gatekeepers of sex. Men are gatekeepers of commitment"
Modern women today give out sex freely out like tick tacks.
BRB girl hanged out with a guy and had a good time with him. I'm going to blow him at the end of night.
BRB girl gets random message from tinder dude who is hot and says "want to fuck". BRB girl is driving to his place or invites him to her place to spread her ass cheeks open.
so many no longer feel the need to go through the whole relationship, date, paying, white knighting to get what they ultimately want which is sex.
Also factor in the modern woman today literally offers nothing outside of sex because of princess mentality and the delusion that they are the prize and only concern themselves with what men can do for them. Why would any man waste his time pursuing a relationship?