Who pays in a dating relationship
In a time when gender equality is on the rise, women are as independent and financially-capable as the opposite sex.
As a matter of fact, most women wouldn’t mind forking out the bill on the first date. When I spoke to various men and women about this controversial topic, their answers vary. When they went on their first date, he insisted on paying for the meal because it was a gentleman thing to do.
Now that Jin has been dating his fiancée for a while, he still pays for their dinner dates. Sean agrees and always foots the bill on any first dates.But that’s tricky because gals are torn over tab sharing: Some are reluctant to pay while others are adamant about their ability to pay.Our Money, Sex & Love survey illustrates that the question of who pays has gotten complicated.Instead of relying on men to pick up the tab, it is great for women to step up and offer to pay their share of the dinner once in a while.
After all, first dates are about two people getting to know each other.What rule of thumb do you go by for what seems like an archaic conundrum? Wasn’t life easier for everyone when the guy just paid for everything?