Is There Something Wrong With Splitting a Meal's Cost?
I'm asking this in the politics section because it deals with politics. Is it wrong that after a good hour of your date talking about women's rights and equal treatment during a meal to try and split the cost of the meal? The last time this happened the woman reacted with a "some man you are...". I never saw her again...nor do I ever wish to.
Did I do anything wrong or is this kind of hypocrisy something I should learn to expect from girls who spend an hour talking about women's rights?
I would say a gentleman should always pay, especially on the first few dates. After you have been dating awhile, then I think it to be okay if she picks up the tab every so often.
It may be old fashioned, however good manners used to dictate, when issuing an invitation to a meal out it was a given you pay for it and since most dates were initiated by the man, them paying was expected. Also men historically earned more and I am sure that also influenced the situation.
If it is a friend or an ongoing relationship sharing the bill or taking turns paying should never be a problem unless is a big difference in your financial situations or someone is a gold digger.
For a first date, the old fashioned approach should be expected even if the woman is a very verbal feminist, old habits die hard.
True enough I suppose, though I've actually seen similar things happen in cases where the girl asked the guy out. Curse whoever was the first man to do this!
You could just ask before the date is set? Heck, many women might just jump at the chance to start of on a very even footing!
I think we are missing a vital piece of information..............."Who invited whom?"
Once the answer is know, the question is likely to become rhetorical.
Happy days of courting.
I've had the opposite of your problem, where men I've asked out have refused to let me pay for dinner. I agree with capon, if I ask someone to join me for dinner then I pay. Unless we'd established that we'll be going dutch.
My husband and I have a friend who would always try to pay our bill when we ate out, usually saying he had to use the restroom and then slipping off to the cashier.
I know he meant to be kind but it made me feel like a mooch. So we asked him to stop with the ninja tactics, if he wanted to treat us tell us out right. A birthday or anniversary if fine as long as he will let us reciprocate.
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