Last night I went out on a first date with a girl and I paid for everything. We hit it off well and she wants to go out again but she is insistant upon being the one to pay for everything next time we go out. I've never had a girl offer to pay for me before, much less be insistant upon it. What does this mean? Is it a bad thing?
If she had a good job like I do it wouldn't seem so odd but the thing is she doesn't get paid nearly as much as I do and can't really afford to do this, yet she is insisting upon it.
Could be a number of things... It could just be that she wants to be modern and not do the typical guy pays for dates thing... Maybe she wants to set the tone that she's independent and doesn't need you to pay her way...especially if as you said you make more than her...since you are both aware of your difference in income, she may want to set the record straight that it doesn't mean she can't hold her own or that she's not with you cause of what you have... Maybe she really enjoyed the date and wants to do the same for you in return...
She probably is trying to make a good impression on you. If she agreed to go on a second date then she is interested. Women hear all the time about how men hate that women don't at least "make a reach for the check" when we're out on dates. We're told that guys should pay in the beginning but at the same time we hear that guys would like it if we offered. So she's probably trying to show you that she's not the gold digger type and likes you for your company and not your wallet. I would say it's a good thing.