- Yes, the guy should pay even if he doesn't know the girl at all.
Most Helpful Guy
Outdated gender roles say a man should pay and more enlightened modern views say the parties should split the bill or take turns when dating continues.
A blind date however is more a mutual thing as in the man hasn't asked the woman out whereby he'd be more realistically expected to pay since he asked her out. I'd be in the camp if I ask a woman out I'd pay and if she was an awesome woman at some point in our dating she'd offer to split or take turns paying.
If I'm on a blind date I'd want to split the bill. There would be pressure to 'be a man' and pay or face looking bad in her eyes but I'd feel more comfortable splitting the bill. Then at the end of the date if I enjoyed the date and wanted to see her again I'd ask and assuming splitting the bill didn't get me discounted offer it be my treat.
Most Helpful Girl
I feel like people make way to big of a deal out of this.. Just split the bill on the first date. You both agreed to go out and eat so why does the guy have to pay? Just split it on the first date and if things go well you can take turns paying for one another on your next dates.