Monday, December 21, 2009
Who Should Pay on a Date?
You ask a woman out, you pay. That’s how it goes. But what happens when you've taken a woman out on several expensive dates at some really nice places and she hasn’t once even offered to put a dime into the evenings?
Not so long ago, the answer to the "who should pay?" question was a fairly easy one, but that's not the case anymore. These days, men should think critically about this and question it. The ideal dating scenario consists of both sides working together to make things works. Although with the traditional etiquette of a gentleman, guys have always been taught that it's the right thing to do, there does come a time when the financial load should be shared.
While many women feel that they should never pay for a date until they're in a committed relationship, it doesn't hurt for a woman to at least offer to pick up the tab or even offer to help pay the tab every now and then.
First couple of dates aside, though, men shouldn't expect to pay for every date during the first couple of months. If she initiates the date, allowing her to pay when shows that she has respect to you and it makes a statement of equality for her. If you've been together for a while and she just continues to push that check across the table for you to take care of, that should be your sign that she's just using you.