Young, unattached men often view gift giving as “fiscal foreplay”. However, Prof Furnham preaches caution: “Too expensive a gift too early in the relationship can feel like a sexual bribe, while small, cheap gifts well into the relationship can be seen as the sign of a cheapskate. Old etiquette books say that women who accept costly gifts are incurring sexual debts.
An interesting read. And I thought gift giving was as easy as purchasing the first thing that came into view.