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The one who did the asking should pay.1THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE
A female friend of mine told me that she offers to pay on the first date. If the guy lets her, she gets pissed and there will be no second date. When I asked her why she offers to pay in the first place, she told me it's something like a test.
I paid roughly 75% of the time on my dates. I had a policy that I would offer to pay. If she then offered, I would say something along the lines of, "Oh, that's OK. It's my pleasure." If she continued to offer I let her take the check.
Whoever asks out the other one should pay. Otherwise us guys would be getting girls asking us our all the time, just to get a free night on the town. It only takes a few women to hurt a lot of men like that. Some people prefer to go dutch and that is alright with most guys. It isn't that we mind paying, we just want to know we are not being used, just like a woman wants to know she isn't being used.
Try thinking about it like this. If women don't want to be forced into a gender role, then why would men want to be forced into one? Equality is a two way street.
Logically speaking the first few days should go dutch. It isn't as romantic, but it allows both parties to leave without the subconscious sense of "owing" that often comes with one person paying. Even if they don't realize it, the person who paid often develops an entitlement complex which is one of the main reasons men become sexually aggressive or try to push for physical intimacy early on. So from a psychological standpoint, dutch is ideal.
But in my opinion, the person who asked and chose the date location should be the one to pay. Mainly because they subconsciously selected a location that fits into their budget without any real consideration for the budget of the person they're asking.
It's all logic, really.
The one who has the most cash.
It should be equal. He pays one day and then you pay the other day.
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