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February 26, 1993 - Image 86

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1993-02-26

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Whose Treat?

VVI

ith the recent uptick of eco-
nomic indicators and the Clin-
ton administration operating
in Washington, everyone's ex-
pecting big changes in the
economy this year.
Whether or not there's a
miraculous turnaround, singles
— and non-singles — need to re-
think spending patterns.

Carol Kahn and Michael E.
Bennett write frequently about
singles.

For one, men and women
should revisit the economics of
dating. Changing the rules of dat-
ing is yet one more challenge for
the '90s.
It's interesting how some of the
more egalitarian people we know
still have very traditional views
of dating. That is, who invites,
who plans and, most of all, who
pays.
Share the cost of dating? An
absurd idea to some; unrealistic

With the economy
turningaround,
it's time to rethink
the dollars and
cents of dating.

CAROL KAHN
AND MICHAEL E. BENNETT

SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS

to others. But it's an absolu
cessity for some singles, re
less of economic conditions.
should men always be exp
to pay?
A relationship might s
better if there's a sense of e
ity mixed in — equality in the
cision-making, the emoti
investment. And the fmanc
The jury's still out. And,
bound to stay that way until
and women are willing to s
breaking the convoluted la
dating.
Sure, some women still
the guy to do everything and 1
all the initiative — and bear
brunt of all the bills. And ti
are men who wouldn't hal.
any other way.

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