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by Abigail Van Buren

Binge Drinking on Campus Is Cause for Parents' Concern

DEAR ABBY: I am a professional with a good income and have been dating "Barry," a man who isn't exactly a pauper. I recently invited Barry for a weekend at an upscale resort.

The room and one meal were paid for by my company. This man ordered numerous poolside drinks, put them on my tab, and never tipped the waiter a cent.

On our last night, when Barry suggested that dinner would be his treat as a thank-you gesture, he asked me if I'd split an entree with him. Abby, is he or is he not a gigolo? -- STILL AMAZED IN PHOENIX

DEAR STILL AMAZED: Unless Barry was hired to spend the weekend, he is not a gigolo. He may not be a pauper -- and is certainly not a prince -- but he is, however, cheap, cheap, cheap. Run!