That said, I never did online dating or blind dates. The idea of dating a complete stranger kind of repulses me a bit but I could see splitting as more sensible with that kind of approach of meeting a complete stranger where the dynamic might be more like two colleagues deciding where to go after work, not a boss taking his/her workers out to dinner.
I might also be incompatible with a woman who insists on paying for a date after I ask her out. I'm compatible most with women who let me be the analogical captain of the ship, so to speak, and voluntarily trust me in that position. In exchange, I try to be a good captain and I favor an assertive woman who will never be afraid to tell me her true thoughts so that I can make sure my executive decisions are mutually satisfactory and beneficial to us both. If she wants to be the metaphorical captain, or take turns with me being one, then I think we're incompatible as far as personalities go.
Also kind of an etiquette thing and not simply dominance. If I have guests over at my house, I do not charge them for food or drink and refuse if they try to pay me. Because the exchange as I see it is that they're in my home as my guests, under my rules, hopefully having a good time but under my preferred environment and conditions. And as one who wishes to be a good host, they already pay enough to entertain me by volunteering to spend time under my conditions and rules. The very least I can do is pay for their drinks and food. If they want to do a nice gesture, they can bring some food or like a bottle of wine of their own and I'd really find that a nice gesture, but I would refuse money.
... and my dating style is like that. It's on my terms, my environment, and my conditions and rules. The girl is free to leave any time but I date on my own terms, and so I'm the host, and she's my guest. If she chooses to entertain my conditions, then I feel obliged as a host to cover the expenses.
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This, right here. I think I've ever only paid for a woman's meal once and that was a friend from out of town.