DEAR ABBY: I'm going with a girl from Denver who tells me that when a couple travels together on trips, cruises, etc., they share the expenses.
But when they get engaged, the fellow should pay all expenses on all trips, etc. Is this what they do in Denver, or will I be taken advantage of? -- NEEDS TO KNOW IN CALIFORNIA
DEAR NEEDS TO KNOW: The attitude you describe is not specific to one geographical area. You are being put on notice that the moment you put a ring on this young woman's finger, you will be expected to support her financially. If that's your definition of being taken advantage of, find a girl from a lower altitude with less lofty expectations.