I’ll save my personal economic analysis of dating for other posts, as I have a lot to say on that, but wanted to talk about one of his analogies.
Sunk Cost – A cost that has been incurred and cannot be reversed.
Dating equivalent: A date
One thing he forgot to mention is this only applies to men. I don’t care what price you place on your “2 hours” or the cost of “bad conversation” … women rarely if ever incure any costs for a first date.
Now for a guy, dates really can be a waste of money and time (I got a little time to waste though … my money though … ). But … I do think that a good date can be though of as a good investment, or if it leads to sex, a necessary barrier of entry. Also, with the level of independence that I enjoy (and antidater loathes), you may even get a good ROI (return on investment). Your casually coffee at starbucks, may lead you to being treated to Ruth’s Chris.
Anyways, keeping this short (its Friday). Read his post.