OK, so I've got a … friend who is in the midst of quite a dilemma and is thinking that he needs some advice.
My … friend, you see, has been seeing a lady for a while now, but he has, by his own admission, decided to act a little bit childishly. Before you judge, er, him, let me explain why (for him).
Basically, my … friend feels that he's putting all the effort in. He is always the one to ask her out, he always picks her up, he always choses where they go, and he always has to pay for everything; she refuses to do any of those things. He's generally more than happy to play the gentleman whenever it's expected of him, but what he's being childish about is the fact that she never asks him if he wants to do something; never even asks if he's free, or says that she'd like to see him. If he doesn't ask, all he gets is a text on a Sunday morning that sort of feels like it's intented to make him feel a smidgeon guilty for not asking if she wanted to do something Saturday night.
Part of him thinks it's a cultural thing, because she's from somewhere south of Mexico or thereabouts, but the other part of him would at least like to see some effort come from her side, because although he's a serious chiselled hunk who constantly has to turn down offers for modelling work, he does have a warm fuzzy side and he thinks it may be feeling a tad neglected.
Everyone wants to be wanted, right?
Anyway, my … friend was wondering what other people might think about his situation. In the meantime he'll be sitting at home playing his Xbox (I expect).