Who pays the bill at restaurant?

Italy
January 15, 2008 4:00am CST
When you and your spouse/partner go to a restaurant who pays the bill? The man, the woman or both? I like to pay my own part of bill but I'm glad if my boyfriend offers to pay Instead I had a strange boyfriend who sometimes wanted me to pay the bill. LOL
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@unloved (73)
• Philippines
31 Jan 08
i think it should be both. me and my x gf practice that
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• Italy
31 Jan 08
Yeah I think so too
• India
24 Jan 08
well it can be all sorts you know. We usually go for dinner on three occassions. One - he is treating for something (so naturally he pays). Two - I am treating (so again I'll pay for that). Three - we are having a family outing. Now for this we usually have a family kitty into which we dig. usually we plan such things in advance so both of us can keep away something towards the expenditure. it is usually movies or shopping followed by dinner. like this saturday being the Republic Day of India, schools and offices are closed. so we will go out for movie in the evening with kiddo and round it off with dinner and a cab-ride back home. for this, the expenditure was planned well in advance and both of us have contributed towards it.
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• Italy
29 Jan 08
You've really got the sense of equality in a couple
@dripdry (70)
• Portugal
15 Jan 08
i hope you dumped him the man always pays
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• Italy
15 Jan 08
Our relationship has ended years ago but certainly not for that :). I don't think it's obligatory that the man should pay
@nichole1983 (1187)
• Canada
15 Jan 08
It doesn't matter who pays the bill with my fiance and I. We pretty much share the responsibilty of it. If I didn't have money he would pay of course. And if he didn't have the money I would pay of course. Why is it strange that one of your boyfriends wanted you to pay the bill sometimes? How hard is that. If you asked him to go out it is more that you should of offered to pay the bill.
• Italy
15 Jan 08
Well, I think if a man or a woman wants to pay also the bill of the other the idea has to start from him/her. Sometimes I pay even for my friends but if someone says "why don't you pay" it steals the magic of the gesture. It's like the difference between if I give him for Christmas the shirt he wants so madly because I've thought of that than because he says "buy me that for Christmas". But I didn't really blame him for that (he was so cute when he asked it :) ), I cited it as an original thing
• India
15 Jan 08
I prefer to pay my own bills. But, when I have been out with boyfriends, I let them pay it. You see, I believe in saving when I can. :) happy mylotting!!
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• Italy
15 Jan 08
Yeah me too, I say "I want to share the bill" one time, two time, three times... but if he really wants to pay that time then why upset him? xD I only don't want it to become an habit.
@amirev777 (3911)
• India
1 Feb 08
Hi! whenever i have taken my gurl,her sisters or any another friend of mine who is a gurl,i has been me,me and only myself who has paid the bill and no one else.
• Pakistan
31 Jan 08
The person who wanted to treat should pay the bill. But here in our country girls do not pay the bill. Boys use to pay the bill of restaurant. I never allowed my girlfriend to pay the bill of the restaurant. I always use to pay it out of my own pocket.
@miryam (6507)
• Italy
22 Jan 08
i go few at restourant.often pay my boyf. or me non are more important if we eat a good dinner ahahah bye myryam
@Estina54 (389)
• United States
18 Jan 08
After I got married my husband always pays the bill, that's how I got him used. Before mariage, and the people I met before him, the one who really wanted to go and dine out. Many of them were not trustworthy and I paid my own bill because I did not want to owe them. Some people are rude enough to ask to pay back if we later had an arguement.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
16 Jan 08
Well, since we don't really have "His and Hers" money basically we both pay the bill:) Our money is our money together so it doesn't matter who physically pays the bill, it comes from our money. Before we got married, it really depended on the situation, sometimes he would pay, sometimes we would pay half/half and sometimes I would pay.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
15 Jan 08
when we eat at the restaurant together with my husband he will pay the bills
@dripdry (70)
• Portugal
15 Jan 08
i am 65 and from a different generation from you when women had no equalities like to day so the men paid for everything i know things are different now and a lot of women do like to pay their way nothing wrong with that
@MGjhaud (21020)
• Philippines
15 Jan 08
most of the time we both pay for it. though i don't have partner but before i used to pay half of it WHEN both of us are line in the counter. usually the guy would jump on the receipt but i don't like that. even on a date, i don't really care if i's a don't-do-on-a-date hehe..
@dpk262006 (56653)
• Delhi, India
15 Jan 08
When I am with my partner, I pay the bills. Even, when we were not married, I used to pay the bills. Once I fogot to take my wallet, while going out for a dinner, on that day I had to request sheepisly my partner to pay the bill. I promised her that I would return the money on the available opportunity..LOL!. But she did not press for it.