| | Re: Chivalry, diamonds, and economics.
I believe that the partner who makes more money, should have more financial responsibility. It is only fair and this applies to dating.
TAG, since you were poor student, it was perfectly acceptable for your wife to pay if she was in a better position. I would say the same thing if the situation was reversed.
When I was single, if I dated a man that treated me well I was prepared to cook lovely meals for him and help with chores. I was also very sexually available and passionate. This was my version of courtship and it worked very well.