I don't understand this at all. When men have done movie dates in theaters for decades, they've often picked up the cost of her movie ticket. In addition, men have paid for popcorn, snacks, sodas, etc. That's basically paying for them to go to movies with you.
I'm getting the feeling that men are soon going to be paying women for to show up on dates + paying for the entirety dates. For instance, with a drinks date, you'll see men pay $20 for her to show up, then paying for her drinks + his drinks. If women started to get paid to show up, it might reduce flaking, but I think that number would have to be $50 to make a difference on flaking. If a woman gets paid $20 to show up to a 2-3 hour date, that's around minimum wage or less in certain states in the USA. That's not a motivation, but $50 might be. That's a frightening concept. I wouldn't want to partake in this but with dating apps getting so competitive, it's possible that this could become a reality with dating apps.
A variation of the previous paragraph already exists with sugar babies. The ranks of sugar babies have been growing in the past 10-15 years. The gap between sugar baby and conventional woman could narrow if the previous paragraph becomes reality.
Additionally, women can set up multiple streams of income around their looks. You could have a woman combine being an OnlyFans woman, a Twin Peaks employee, and a sugar baby. She could even monetize her Instagram/YouTube/TikTok. From ages 20-35, it's possible for a woman using that combination to be among the Top 10% of income earners.
In the last 20 years or so, there's been a new concept of movie theater. See Studio Movie Grill below, with locations in California, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Texas. You can get full meals and alcoholic drinks while watching a movie in theaters.
Studio Movie Grill exists to open hearts and minds one story at a time. At SMG you can watch the best movies while enjoying in-theater dining and full bar.
In the last 23 years (since I turned 16), I have done very few movie theater dates. I have never liked movie theaters and movie theater dates.
There hasn't been much of a need for movie theaters since the early 2000s. Netflix got big as a disc rental service in the 2000s and then moved to a streaming service in the 2010s. Hulu and Amazon have been streaming since ~2010 as well. There are tons of other streaming services as well. In addition, TV set technology has gotten way better in the last 20 years. Most of us have big enough TV set screens in our living rooms at this point. Any set above 35 inches isgreat and can replicate a movie theater experience.