How often do women pay for dinner today?

United States
February 10, 2007 2:35am CST
I'm a waitress and recently I had the funniest experience. A couple came in late Saturday night and sat for a very long time talking and eating. They were very friendly and joked around with me more than anyone I've ever served. So, I go back to the table after a while and talk to them for a minute. I then ask them if they were ready for their check or if they wanted desert. They were ready, so I sat the check down on the woman's side of the table. It wasn't planned, she was just on the same side as I was holding the check. Anyway, the man freaks out, but not in a bad way at all. He said that in his 36 years of life he has never had a server lay the check down on the woman's side of the table. Apparently, this impressed him very much. He pulled out his wallet and handed me a twenty dollar bill just for that! Then he left me a couple more dollars when he paid for his meal. I have never had this happen to me before. Normally I just lay the check in the middle of the table because I've noticed that many women pay for meals now. I know that I pay at least half of the time. I guess it comes with women gaining more power in the workplace and relationships. This leads to my question- how often do you think that women pay for dinner today compared to men? Why do you think this is the case?
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@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
10 Feb 07
Nice discussion. I will not comment it (it really doesn't need any comment, but I rated it). answering your questions : I think that women do not pay for dinner as often they should (I would not care if a girlfriend paid for dinner every time we went out). I like it, if she has money and is willing to pay, what is the problem? I will not complain, will like her even more (after all, I am saving money).
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• United States
11 Feb 07
Are you my lost brother?
@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
11 Feb 07
LOL. No I´m not your lost brother. LOL.
• Australia
10 Feb 07
i seem to find the men from european back ground pay and then i have the australian men where is it equal. i dont have a problem with it at all i think it is fair and shows that we are equal
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• United States
10 Feb 07
LOL... What the f*** was that?! if you did something like that to me, I'd really be interested in you because you are different. But I wouldn't take it personally like the guy did... Apparently he thought you perceived him as cheap/broke/poor or whatever, so he proceeded to show you that he's loaded.