Meal outside with friend, who paid the bill?

China
April 20, 2010 10:46pm CST
Meal outside with friend, who paid the bill usually?
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
21 Apr 10
lumanman well usually it depends on my friend but with casual friends I p;ay for myself and myfriend does the same thing. but sometimes with my best friend she would treat me and refused to let me pay my half which was nice as I did not really have that much money. but I have treated her too.
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• China
21 Apr 10
Yes, Hatley, as for meal with close friends, it is not important who paid the bill. This time is on you, next time will be my turn, that is mutual treat.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Apr 10
depends on the situation, but usually I would split it...
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• China
21 Apr 10
Hi, Dawnald. Thanks for your first reply. Have a nice day!
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Apr 10
WHEN MY FRIENDS &I go out to eat we usually pay for our own,I prefer it that way so u can order whatever u want.
• China
22 Apr 10
Yes, it makes everybody feel free in meal gathering.
@AmbiePam (50134)
• United States
21 Apr 10
Usually, we each pay for our own. In the past, I always tried to get the bill and pay for it. But because of my finances now, I don't offer to do that much anymore. Unless the person has less than I do, which is rare. So I guess you could say we go Dutch. And I always wondered where that phrase came from. People paying for their own share, calling it going Dutch.
• China
22 Apr 10
Hi AmbiePam, I usually treat my friends with lower finance like I was treated before when I was the lower.I think this is one of the meaning of friend. This is 1st time for me to see the the phrase"Go Dutch!", I just say "split it" or "AA" before. I also wondering where it came from? haha......
@myzire72 (1157)
• Singapore
21 Apr 10
We will usually go Dutch. There's really no obligation for anyone of us to foot the bill, unless it's some special occasion.
• China
22 Apr 10
Hi myzire72! I learn the phrase Go Dutch, thanks!
@daliaj (5689)
• India
21 Apr 10
I have a friend with which I go out for dinner once in a while. She is my roommate and we follow a procedure. Once she pays the bill, the next time I pay that bill. Till now there is no problem and it continues. We don't mind minor variations in the bills she and I pay. Once in a while we give treats if there is a reason. She got a new job recently and she treated me for that.
• China
21 Apr 10
Hello, Daliaj, you have a good procedure. No one care about the variations of bills can make you procedure work well and last long. Hope you keep good relationship with your roomate always......