He's asking me out. He pays. It makes no sense to me to ask someone out on a date and then ask them to split the bill. I do that with friends---dates aren't like that.
I just think a lot of guys who think like this are cheap/stupid/selfish/something else. YOU asked her out so why wouldn't you pay? Unless if she offers to split or pay the whole bill, it blows my mind for any guy to say that he should split the bill?
I will always insist on paying, or splitting the bill. Guess its partly the culture from where I grew up. I don't care who ask who out, I'd still pay or split it. If he don't accept then its another story.
I'd say whose were idea it was to go on the date should pay. If it was my idea, I'd pay, if it was his idea then he could pay. Obviously this is only effective if you take turns, it's unfair if it's only one person paying all the time. Otherwise splitting is another good option
I don't give a fuck of what everyone else says. I'm a man and I still pay for my dates, I still open the door to a female person and I still act like a god daymn gentleman; it's the little things that differentiate between a real man and someone who's half a man.
I think whoever asks should pay. It's a way of showing gratitude for the other person taking time out of their day to spend with them. Guys usually ask out so they usually should pay. If I ask them out I'd rather not split because then it just tells me "lets just be friends" it isn't as romantic. If I asked out I just want to show my gratitude for them sacrificing time for me since I'm the one that asked. I would get a bad vibe if a girl completely asked me out and then wanted me to pay for everything. I'd pay but I'd probably not go on a second date.
Whenever I ask I pay, they take their small money purse and tell them "no please I invited you." It's a nice gesture if tey want to pay but they let me. I'm not those guys who expect "something in return"