Question: Hi there,I have an interesting predicament. I’ve been dating a guy for a few months now, and we have probably been out on a total of 5 or 6 dates or so. We have many things in common, we talk for hours and really enjoy each other’s company. However, I have noticed that there seems to be an issue as far as dates and finances go. The last time we went to a movie, he paid for his movie ticket and I had to pay for my own, while he mumbled something about his budget. I was pretty furious. Then, tonight, I’d gone to his house where we had planned to ride our bikes on the beach. I brought a bike pump to put air in my tires, but he wanted to use his new bike pump. I let him. He wound up popping the tube and tire. We took my bike to the bike shop, and then we drove to Walmart, because he felt it would be cheaper to buy the supplies there. Ok, fair enough. The difference in cost ended up being less than $5. I didn’t hold that against him. Then, when the guy at the bike shop told him it would be $15, he turned to me and asked me if I had my wallet. Um, excuse me, but HE broke my bike and he should fix it. Isn’t it rude to expect ME to pay for something HE broke?! I had legitimately left my wallet at his house, however, so he wound up getting a ticket to pick it up later. Because our plans for bike riding were nixed, we decided to walk around near the beach. He had mentioned to me about an hour earlier that he was hungry and hadn’t eaten all day. When I told him I was hungry and we should go eat, he agreed and suggested an Italian place. We were seated, and I proceeded to order. He proceeded to tell the waitress he wouldn’t be having anything. I was shocked, and irritated. I told him it was socially awkward for me to be eating in front of him, especially when I knew he was hungry, and he said he didn’t bring his ATM card. I insisted I would not be eating in front of him, canceled my order, and we left. When we got to the car, he told me he didn’t want me to be mad at him and he would walk home. He then tried to give me the ticket to pick up my bike, to which I said, oh no. No, no. He then said something about being on a budget, and he didn’t understand why I was making such a big deal about things, etc. etc. I was pissed, because it totally ruined our date. I happen to know he does have some credit card debt which he is probably responsibly paying off, but I know he has a decent paying job, lives in a very nice house near a marina, and does spend no small amount of money on things he wants, such as an expensive beach cruiser he recently bought. I have never run into this issue before, and I frankly don’t know what to do. I don’t run into men that I’d consider dating long term very often, so I’m reluctant to cut my losses, but I have to say my first instinct was to drop him like a hot tamale. What should I do?!