Does the rule that men pay for the first date still apply?

@ourlot (1013)
November 30, 2017 11:58am CST
I have been with my partner some years now. I wonder if the rule that the men still pay for the first date still applies. I know some women who earn quite well, and some guys who are not making so much. It would look strange if a poorer guy paid for a date with a professional woman. Do women laugh it off? Do men follow the rule?
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@snowy22315 (34262)
• United States
30 Nov
If you are asking me..I would say yes..I would not be impressed with a guy who expected me to pay for the date. I had a "relationship" like that once..where I ended up paying for everything..never again!
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@ourlot (1013)
30 Nov
If he invited and expected you to do the paying, what a free loader.
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@snowy22315 (34262)
• United States
30 Nov
@ourlot Usually dates are kind of like a mutual type decision where people want to get together..I would expect him to pay.
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@1hopefulman (20311)
• Canada
30 Nov
If I asked a woman on a date then I will pay but if she asked me then I think she should pay? No?
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@ourlot (1013)
30 Nov
Women ask you on dates? Lucky dog. I have to do all the asking. At least when I was flirting, dating and stuff.
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@1hopefulman (20311)
• Canada
1 Dec
@ourlot I have so many chasing me! Just kidding! I would never ask a woman on a date and not pay. That is not me.
@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Nov
Sometimes, I slip my husband some money, so he can puff his chest out at the register:)
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@ourlot (1013)
30 Nov
Very funny.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
30 Nov
@ourlot His money is OUR money now:)
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@rina110383 (23070)
30 Nov
Not for me. I always pay for what I buy, and I expect the person I'm with (be it a date or not) to pay for what he/she ordered or purchased.
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@JustBhem (22522)
• Davao, Philippines
3 Dec
I was the one who paid for our first date with the boyfriend. And I think it is cool. Because the boyfriend is now paying on all our dates because he is the one that has work.
@nangayo (2307)
• Nairobi, Kenya
1 Dec
Yes i think the men has to pay cause he is the boss. If he invited me then he has to pay.