It depends, I don't do the traditional "whining" ' n ' dining / seeing a movie - it's boring. I like to stay active and sometimes do completely stupid things (rather not mention them, right now)
For a first date, though - I'd like to get some things cleared up. I like to spend time in nature so I would offer her to go hiking or just walking in the numerous trails around here, roller skating in the park, jogging. (that's during summers mostly). Cold periods involve indoor activities, but definitely not the cinema, theatre, if anything. Ususally I spend about 50ish euro for the day which is totally acceptable. I don't mind her insisting on splitting the bill or paying for something herself, but it's not important to me. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I don't. Let the coin decide, she calls it.
The reason for my.. rather unorthodox.. dateplans is I like an active woman who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty. What I can't stand above anything else in that regard, is a couch potatoess or someone who is lazy.
This is a case by case situation I think, at least for me. It all depends on how
I feel that day Whether I notice her being more a giver or taker The amount of dates I'll be going on around that time The future potential of us
If before the date She's seems like a person that likes to give without keeping track of score, That type of character makes me want to pay. If I'm going on lets say 5 dates in two weeks, I doubt ill spend $100 on each date for a total of 500$. If there is defiantly future potential for us, then yes Id naturally want to do things for her, including paying.
I've done anywhere around 0-400 on dates. Obviously the higher amount was for a girl I really liked and saw future potential, I was also extra romantic that month - magical moments can cost a good amount of change sometimes.
im a casual girl. I like spontaneity.. The small Special or secret things that most people either dont know about or overlook. so the first dates wouldn't cost much at all; if anything. if we were to go to dinner or do something else on the first date then 50 to 2 or 300 is reasonable.