This one’s for the boys. Hear that boys? I have a problem! This is where you solve it in the comments! Isn’t that what your species does when us wimmens complain? Ok, hop to it…
In case you hadn’t noticed, I’m a girl. The other thing you may not have noticed is that I like nice things.
I like nice things that girls like, like fancy flatware and china and diamonds and exotic flowers and designer shoes.
I also like nice things that boys like, like aston martins and surround sound audio systems and kajillion inch LCD Displays and cool gadgets.
And I like nice things that nearly everyone likes, like great food and good wine and live music.
The problem seems to arise when I talk about nice things with boys. They seem to assume that my appreciation for nice things means I want them to buy me nice things. This is absolutely not true. While I like nice things, and I sometimes acquire nice things for myself, I don’t expect anyone else to supply me with nice things.
At most, it’d be nice to find someone who shares my appreciation of nice things, so I don’t get slack for acquiring them from whoever becomes my significant other (as has happened in the past).
I usually avoid bringing the nice things into conversation, but if someone shows up with a nice car, I’d like to be able to say “hey, nice car!” without them thinking it’s anything but appreciation for a nice car, or that it actually matters in terms of what I think of them as a person.
So, what do I do?