I can't tell you how long it has been since I've heard this. Scenario: I'm travelling at the end of the month. He says to me, "Do you need money? You are going for a long time." Me, "No, don't worry, I'm fine, thanks." Him, "I should take care of you. That's why I'm here."
Okay, so the cynical old biddy in me says, 'That's nice bullshit," but the other part of me says, 'OMG, stupid! The guy really cares for you (mashallah) and you shouldn't think like that. When was the last time a man said that to you?'
The later is winning the argument.
Ya know what? I'm fed up of taking care of me and I would really like someone else to drive for a while. That would be really nice. I'm not talking about money or material stuff - I got that covered. I'm talking about the fact that although he gives me a choice. (Mashallah.) LIKE A MAN. Wow. That is a novel idea.
... and so it begins...