First of all I thank you all for your comments and advice. I read them with much gratitude for your taking of time to give advice to me.
I, for the last two days have been speaking to this certain Â´high endÂ´ girl very openly regarding this issue. I voiced my opinion which I stated in the original post, that I was somewhat uncomfortable with constantly going to high end restaurants. I mentioned all of the factors as to why I felt uncomfortable with this i.e. the prices of such places being too high and also odd for people our age and especially as students to dine in. I also, with advice from many of you explained that my habit of paying had contributed to this problem even more so (confessions of a pushover
) I also proposed the idea of heading out to many other splendid hip restaurants scattered around London, which as students we would much enjoy. However, I think I have now gotten slightly accustomed to these high end restaurants thanks to her and as a result I also mentioned that we could Â´once in a whileÂ´ still pop over to stupendously priced restaurants for special occasions (hopefully sharing the bill
Maybe it was my honesty or just my "getting the issue off my chest" stance that made her really appreciate talking openly to her about it. She also agreed with me that we did not need to regularly attend such luxurious restaurants and that she would "love to" go to other places around London (what was she waiting for!) and I think it has finally hit her that as students we really were not fitting the demographics of the general dinners in such places (better late then never!) When the conversation came to the issue of me paying for the bill, she actually admitted that she had also felt uncomfortable with it initially but she was equally fond of it and found it a very masculine gesture apparently!?!?!
To sum things up I feel itÂ´s been much better as with all things in life to openly talk and express my views and Yes, I did contemplate the "forgot my wallet at home" option at one point, but iÂ´d rather not!
How things will go from now we shall see
...Just for the record, IÂ´m not a pushover willing to easily part with his money, although their was a slight pushover-like character that I displayed
I suppose it was her allure that made me just go nod my head to it all