who should pay for dinner?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
September 27, 2008 3:39pm CST
If someone new ask you out on a dinner date, who should pay for dinner the guy or the girl, or dose it matter to you? call me old fashion, but I think if the guy ask me out and if its our first date together the guy should pay but after the first date it doesn't matter who pays, what do you think?
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5 responses
@pam210 (345)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I think it depends on the situation. A date - I would like to take you out to dinner? Then yes the person that asked should pay. If it is "We should get together for dinner sometime" then I think that is a split the bill type of thing. After the first date then I only think it is appropriate to either split the bill or take turns. If one pays for the dinner that the other either pays next time or if they are going to a movie or out somewhere else then the other person pays. No one should have to pick up all of the costs in a relationship.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
27 Sep 08
It seems that your view is similar to mine, thanks and have a wonderful mylot day.
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Honestly, on a first date I think that the one who did the asking should be the one to pay. After the first date then I think it should be up to the couple who pays. A lot of the time I guy prefers to pay I have found, but it should not be required.
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
27 Sep 08
I agree with you the person who asked you out should pay, and after that it dosent matter who pays.
@cherriemae (3375)
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
hello friend.. if someone new ask me to go out for a dinner date, the guy should usually pay for the dinner because he's the one who ask for a date.. but if we are already in a relationship, it's case to case basis.. the girl can also have her share to pay for the bills..but on the first or till 3 dates, the guy need to pay for the bill..happy mylotting
@Humbug25 (12552)
28 Sep 08
Hello apples99 If a guy asked me out on a date I would definately expect him to pay. I think that even if I asked him out (which I hasten to add would never happen) I would at least expect him to pay for drinks or something or even offer to pay for the meal but I would pick up the bill for what we ate.
@Sheepie (3121)
• United States
27 Sep 08
Well, I think it would be strange for a guy to just expect you to pay. Unless it's his birthday or something, and you offer to pay. A guy is simply expected to pay. I think that if I don't like him, I would pay for myself in the end. I don't know. That's a tough decision.