If there is no room for compromise today, neither of you will get what you want.
If a new friendship or relationship comes with strict terms and conditions that you're not comfortable with, why bother? If someone can't see that you're worthy of their attention, without the need for rules and regulations, then why should you put up with this much red tape just to be with them? Either renegotiate for better terms, or stamp this little social contract with VOID and tear it up.
One of the best things you can do after listening to someone's explanation or answer is to pause. They're more likely to continue talking and you're more likely to hear what you really wanted to find out.