The one who asked the other person out on a date should be the one who pays regardless of gender, agree or disagree?
Most Helpful Girl
If I had that opinion, I'd very rarely have to pay on a first date then. Since I'm usually not the one doing the asking.
I think if you both agree to do something, the person being asked should at least offer to pay their share and not expect to be paid for. I also think first dates should not be expensive. The point is to get to know each other, not spend money.5
Most Helpful Guy
Split, always split.
The problem with 'whoever asks, pays' is that women just won't ask. We know women, more than men, like to sit around dropping invisible hints until the guy they want comes around knocking on their door.
It sounds equitable in theory but no, crunch the numbers and the ratio of interest in someone vs. expenditure is going to be less for females than males.
So the best solution for our culture to adopt is for everyone (unless it's a surprise) to pay for your own shit until your relationship is cemented.0