This article seems a bit off. To say that women base their entire relationship off of whether he buys them dinner is a huge, silly assumption.
The article makes it sound as if women are empty-headed chattel that do not think for themselves. When a man offers to buy dinner, it is his way of showing interest and honoring the woman by offering to do something nice for her. It is not a promise of sex or a relationship. It is a nice gesture of gentlemanly respect. It does not indicate that a woman is bought or that the man is someone with whom she should jump into a relationship based solely that factor.
Who in their right mind decides to jump into any relationship just because someone bought them a meal? Really? Do you not think there are other factors that help determine whether someone is a good fit and that women have the intelligence to look at those factors?
Sure, there are people who are gold diggers and only want someone to pay the bills. That is their problem as it often leads to one-sided relationships where they may have the money but nothing else.
Women of today have many more options and careers. This is not the 1950s. Most of the women I know, myself included, have our own minds, careers, and goals. We are looking for a partner in life. We choose that partner based on compatibility.
Again, this article appears to be saying that women lack the intelligence to vet a partner because of advice articles that tell them a man is a catch because he buys one dinner. We are much more intelligent than that.