Hey guys,

Met for drinks on day 2 with an HB-8. She made it clear that she would have preferred dinner and actually said,

HB "Do you think it's alright if a girl chooses a really expensive place for dinner."
Me "No. But if she chooses, she pays."
HB "I'll keep that in mind"

Otherwise the interaction went well enough except that i wasn't able to build much kino(despite repeated attempts), so I wasn't able to k-close until the end (I always prefer to k-close as soon as possible). That pretty much ruled out taking things further that night.

But how do I manage the all too common expectation that I spend money up front? I know that PUAs recommend avoiding this. I don't want to slip back into AFC mode.