So this popped up on the radio today, and it's always been a bit of a controversial question apparently.
My belief is that: whoever does the asking should be prepared to pay for the date, BUT both people should offer to split things 50:50.
While I would love to just have a guy pay for a date for me and make me feel special, I will still offer, or make it up somehow. He pays for movies, I pay for the next movie/dinner/bowling or whatever we do after etc.
But primarily, I think if one person is going to pay, it should be the asker of the date, male or female (for one simple answer).
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Story time: I made it clear once to a guy I couldn't really afford to go out because I was strapped for cash, he still proceeded to ask me out on a date to the movies, I reminded him I can't really afford it and he said "Meh who cares", I took this to mean he'd pay (perhaps I should've outright asked if he'd pay but I was younger and nervous and less confident than now). We get to the cinema, get the tickets and he looks at me to pay for my own... I was kind of thrown because I made it clear twice I couldn't afford it, he still insisted on asking me out.
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wow that was shitty lol. SUUUCH an awkward fucking moment if I ever did that to a girl.
well just because I am me, I'll offer to pay for dinner and shit. if she wants she can pay for dessert, I don't mind, but I'll still try and pay for dessert too lol. it's a first date, i don't give a fuck about all that shit until shit gets serious, then we can start splitting everything down the line, but I'll probably still pay for food because I want too lol, and because hell I fucking can. watching her eat will be more of a joy.2