Is There Such A Thing As Being 'Too Broke To Date'?

The conversations I have with my male friends always leave me enlightened and sometimes making me hate men. Their take and perspective on love, women & sex sometimes has me questioning the male species (not that I wasn’t questioning them before). We all know that women and men think differently so for me (and for them I suppose) having an outside party to help you see things in another light or tell you that you are overacting is healthy.

You’re probably thinking "is this girl going to broadcast her friend’s relationship issues?" No!!!!!! I would never do that; I’m not that type of friend. But I wanted to share my takeaway from the conversation.

So long story short without giving away too many details. My friends' friend called him asking about the morning after pill.  He wants to know if I've ever used the pill before, and how he should approach the subject of taking the pill to a girl he’s been dating for the past few months.  I don’t personally know my friends' friend but when he called I happened to be around so me being a women he asked me about the morning after pill.

So I shared with him what I knew:

1.     Its an over the counter drug. No prescription needed

2.     You use the morning after pill within 72 hours (3 days) after you have had unprotected sex or experienced birth control failure.

3.     It costs anywhere from $50 t0 $56

This is where the conversation went left for me. The price of the pill bothered him. Why does it cost that much? Don’t they give them out free somewhere? $56 dollars!!!!! No judgment on my end cause you never know someone’s situation it could be a bad week, or maybe it’s the first of the month. I’ve been there so I understand.  But I learned that he’s not working and has been out of work for a long time. THIS is where I step onto my soapbox.  If you have been out of work and cant afford $56 dollars you shouldn’t be laid up with nobody! Now this goes for men & women. Seems to me that if you are out of work your focus should be on finding a JOB!  He’s been out of work for a long time, and he’s been dating this girl for a couple of months. So that left me wondering if his pockets are so dry, how can he even get it up? 

I would like to hear your thought.s Do you see nothing wrong in his situation or are you like me? If you don’t have $56 dollars and you don’t see the money coming from anywhere in sight, sex should be the last thing on your mind. 

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