are paid to that special person with whom you think you have a future and are willing to devote a lot of time and energy to nurturing a relationship. It is an investment in the relationship's future.

Payments are usually made to friends or lovers in the form of a shoulder to cry on, going to their parents for dinner, listening attentively for the hundredth time about how much they hate work, their ex-lover, their hair or their life.

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