I am independent in that I am as resourceful as the sky is blue (or grey depending on the day), and I enjoy providing for myself. I don't fit the bill of the conventional woman - I don't cook and I'm not secretly planning my wedding without even having a fiance nor am I longing for motherhood.
Do I want to be spoiled within reason and according to his/our budget? Absolutely!
But I also want to spoil him!
What the dude is saying doesn't infuriate me one bit. He's old school and that is how things used to be done.
Keywords: used to be. As in passed tense.
He's not saying he expects his woman to be a stay-at-home maid, mother and sex slave. He's saying that he wants to wine and dine his lady and I genuinely see nothing wrong with that.
Sound off: Is his take too old school for your liking?