I would make exception, like if the woman was a student or not working, but it wouldn't be hard to find women who earn more than me. So if we are supposed to be equal, or at least working towards it, why would a woman with a good job and her own money still expect a guy to pay.
We might wonder if you're really interested in dating the person or just up for a free meal or drinks.
Most Helpful Girl
the way I see it, making an agreement like both pay half, or you pay this time she pays next, it should be an equal thing. not you taking her to a fancy and expensive restaurant, then her paying for a cheep burger for you, or her taking you somewhere expensive and you buying a cheep burger for her. it should be more of an equal thing if your doing the "I pay this time you pay next time" way.1
Most Helpful Guy
Some women expect the guy to pay because they say that they need to know that the guy respects her by paying, and that the guy cares about the woman and wants to get to know her better by asking her out.
This couldn't be any more lucrative, since dates are meant for two people to have fun together. Not to prove anything to anyone like these girls claim that they want. By showing that you like the girl or are attracted to the girl by paying for dates, women will see that you value them more than they value you, and will lose respect for you, ironically.
If you want to pay for a date, make sure you build up an attraction between a woman so that she would actually care to pay for herself, and so that you have a possible chance of a relationship later on. Do not pay for women on any other circumstances.0