Who pays?

@taface412 (3178)
United States
July 16, 2008 6:59pm CST
So as part of my dating "saga" I have to ask: How many of you single ladies out there expect the man to pay? Or do you go dutch? And for you men: How many of you pay on the date? And does this matter to you? For both sexes why should it matter who pays or if both pay? And don't list it's an EO thing.....the real reasoning behind this little piece of evidence of who you are and how you act on a date is very important....even in 2008. So give me your best shot.
3 responses
@anawar (2406)
• United States
17 Jul 08
I pay my own way unless my date indicates he would like to pay for both of us. I don't think it's fair to expect one or the other to pay for both. One person might make less money than the other one. If you can't pay your own way on a dinner date, order something you can afford. Check the appetizers or order a small salad. Watch out for the high cost of beverages. Last time I ordered a diet coke, I received a small glass of the beverage. When I saw my bill, I couldn't believe it. The restaurant charged me $2.00 for a crummy coke! Enter relationships without expectations. The standard used to be, the man paid. But this is a new world and women have as much responsibility to pay for a date as the man. (considering finances) Some men get insulted if the woman offers to pay her own way. The boundaries of the relationship take time to form, so from the beginning, assume nothing. A mutual agreement about money matters helps the relationship as it grows.
• United States
17 Jul 08
To me it depends on who did the asking. If i asked a guy out i would want to pay, but if he asked me i would want him to pay.
• United States
17 Jul 08
When I was single, if I asked a girl on a date, I would pay. I never thought that my money would "get" me some, I don't think that way. But if we were talking about going out and we met somewhere then dutch it was. I use to meet girls for lunch, if it didn't work out I only wasted an hour of my time.