I just moved to a new town about 6 months ago and I started going to this restaurant/bar every weekend. The staff there noticed that I come there a lot and I tip really well and that I'm now known as a regular and even part of the staff! Anyways, one of the managers always goes out of her way to say hi to me even though it gets really busy and I think there is some attraction between us but I don't really know if it's just friendship or something else. She once mentioned about this pizza place that's really good. So I asked her if she wanted to go to the pizza place for dinner on one of her days off and she said yes.
I always believe that if you ask someone to go out, you should cover the tab and that's my intention but as I was reading on GAG that some females either want to pay their half or they'll pay the whole bill. If it's one of my female friends that I've know for a long time, will either split the bill or one of will pay and the next time the other person will pay.
I just don't know in this case if this is a date or just two friends going out. Any thoughts?
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Though I know it's the accepted etiquette to pay if you are the one who ask a person out..I will give my own input on this from my own experience.
As a guy, and to be a gentleman I will always pay if I am with a woman and it's only the two of us. Irregardless of whether we are friends, a first date or even a date that is going south. This also applies to a woman who asks me, casually and informally to just hang out.
There are instances where I will still offer to pay, unless A) It is a business lunch/dinner and it's the woman's company's tab/ on her expense report. B) She is senior to me, and we both work together C) She explicitly offers to pay from the beginning (though I will still offer to pay anyhow).