Technically, on our first date I paid for dinner because he didn't enjoy it and I felt bad because it was a restaurant I'd recommended we go to. Anything else I purchased on the day (except for a birthday gift he bought for me) was paid by me, everything else he bought was paid for by him.
I NEVER ask any guy out 1st no matter how much I like him so if he ask me out on a date I can only assume he's paying. But once I'm in a relationship I buy my man ribs and carryout and offer to go half a lot
I have plenty of times! I don't believe in going stupid social/gender roles, in fact i like to do the opposite of "the norm" And doing this is a good way to get a potential relationship started. Just cause i have a vagina between my legs doesn't mean i am some weak soul who can't pay my way or can't get the door or can't lift something. And if i wanna treat a guy, then what's wrong with that? it's not like i think he can't or is weak or whatever.
I always just pay for my half every time. I did pay for one first date meal completely though because the guy I was going out with had to drive to come pick me up (my car was in the shop) and he also had already paid for our movie tickets online. So I thought I could even it out and pay for the meal at least, ya know.
split it. I pay for my stuff, he pays for his. I don't eat much anyway. I don't have much money on me so if he offers, yeah but then I'll make up for it in gifts. Usually, paintings, CDs/playlists, like I said, I don't have money.
I've paid for some stuff. Like if he's going to drive us, I'll put gas in his car, or he'll buy food and I'll get some drinks in. I know girls have used guys for money, but these days guys do it too there's even guy versions of those sugar baby websites, not to mention all the scam artists who take thousands from women then move on... so I get why paying can be a sensitive subject for so many people, but I still don't get why they care so much. It's like lending money- lend somebody $30 and if they don't pay back, it's the best $30 you ever spent because you can cut them off without going further in with them... so dates are the same- first date, go somewhere casual and cheap anyway, coffee is even fine, then if she doesn't open her purse for date 2 or is seeming greedy about what you're paying for, then consider it the best $30 you can spend.