When on a date, do you think the man should pay or split in half?

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  1. JulianaDragoness profile image72
    JulianaDragonessposted 7 years ago

    When on a date, do you think the man should pay or split in half?


  2. dashingscorpio profile image84
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago

    It depends on who asked who out. You shouldn't ask anyone out on a date unless you are prepared to pay. After a couple have been seeing each other for awhile then there is no hard rules. Some couples take turns paying for dates.

    1. JulianaDragoness profile image72
      JulianaDragonessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, you make a valid argument and I agree completely.  But, you would not believe on how many folks who are old-fashioned and think a date should consist of a man paying.

  3. MarleyOz profile image74
    MarleyOzposted 7 years ago

    I believe the gentleman needs to pay on this first date.  After that, any one can pay.

  4. Anamika S profile image71
    Anamika Sposted 7 years ago

    Whether one is obliged to pay or not depends on who asked who out. If I ask someone to meet me on a date or otherwise I pay the bill. When someone asks me out too I pay the bill fully or my part of it as I do not like to feel indebted to anyone. I don't want anyone to expect favors from me just because they paid a bill. Having said that, I think a man should pay the bill (or at least offer to pay the full bill) on a date.

  5. Ellana317 profile image74
    Ellana317posted 7 years ago

    It's my opinion that a man ought to pay if he invited the woman out and is intent on courting her.  Now as the relationship progresses, I don't think there's anything wrong with a woman picking up the tab every now and then or helping a man out financially as long as she isn't feeling used and vice versa.

  6. stricktlydating profile image85
    stricktlydatingposted 7 years ago

    If he's wanting to give a good impression and show his chosen one he's sincere in pursuing her, he should pay.  I've just answered this question by posting a Hub on this topic today too, hope it helps, best wishes.

  7. lav-senior profile image60
    lav-seniorposted 7 years ago

    I definitely think in the case of a first date the man should pay- it's just basic chivalry and a bad sign if he's not willing to fork out for the first date. Plus most first dates are usually a few drinks and nibbles- hardly a weekend in Paris.
    As you progress however I think it's no harm to split bills as you become a partnership but I do think that in the early days, he should pay.

  8. miss1magination profile image67
    miss1maginationposted 7 years ago

    I think split the bill~if neither are actually in a relationship, no-one really should pay the bill outright, But some men can be "gentleman" and won't let you pay. Then let him but don't lead him on.

  9. Ugly Honest profile image70
    Ugly Honestposted 7 years ago

    Perhaps I;m a bit too traditional ... But I say let the man pay ... Since he more than likely initiated the date ....  Let him pay .... If the woman initiates then she would probably be willing to pay or planned on paying .... But other than that ... Let the men be men ... Far too many young women today are far too willing to let guys they're interested in be passive in the paying department and many other areas !!

    1. Ellana317 profile image74
      Ellana317posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Love it!!!  Well said, coming from a man.


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