- The man should always pay.
- The person asking for the date should pay no matter the gender.
- The bill should be split.
- It's okay to take turns paying.
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In my opinion, people give way too much significance to who's pay. In the end, it really doesn't matter. I think it's safe to say most of us are just about in the same boat financially. If you're a broke student, you're probably going for a date with another broke student. If you've got an established full-time job, you're probably going out with someone who also has a full-time job, maybe even a co-worker.
I can't tell you the number of times my friends have bitched to me about how a date with their boyfriend was 'absolutely dreadful' because he didn't pay. Or bitch about my own guy when they learn he didn't pay when that's the case?
Split it. 99% of the time, my boyfriend & I split the bill. Occasionally, like anniversary/birthday dinners or random times, he'll treat me. A little more rarely but still once in a blue moon, I'll even get the bill. It's a really nice gesture for a guy to pay, but if I'm going out to eat with you, I value your company much more than the size of your paycheque.