So I'm dating a guy who's a couple of years older than me. I'm still living the broke college life but he's graduated and has a stable job. We've already been out a couple of times, and he's paid for most of the things we've done. I'm starting to feel a little bad, but I'm still in school, I can't keep up with our regular expenses :/...you think he would want to start going dutch anytime soon?
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I'm sure he'd be understanding of your situation.
Maybe sometimes you could suggest dates which don't cost anything; then neither of you is paying out - whether you can afford it or not - and you're still getting to spend time together. Especially in the summer months there are plenty of opportunities to have cute, romantic dates which you don't have to shed a penny on. At least that way you're making the effort, but within your means.
Cook him dinner, walks in the park, museums, picnics, art galleries, community concerts ... Doing things that don't cost money is also a good way of reassuring him (without having to have a potentially awkward conversation) that you value him, and his company, not his wallet.1