In the old days, it was expected of men to pay for women on dates. Since the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s, that practice is often considered sexist. I'm having difficulty figuring out the proper protocol to determine who should pay on dates. Any opinions?
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The rule that I read somewhere.. and think works is that the guy pays for the first three dates at least. (This is assuming that he asks the girl out too.) If you don't have the cash, well you get to pick the date so you don't have to go crazy. That being said your date shouldn't be just ordering things like crazy. If I knew my date was paying I would follow his lead on spending and be polite. I say pay and let the girl offer to split, but don't accept it until after at least 3 dates. When you are really in a committed relationship its cool to split everything, or as I like to do take turns paying (seems friendlier.)1