If you're on a date with someone, who pays the bill?
I'm not talking about someone you've been in a relationship with for a long time; I'm talking about a first or second date. Should the man always pay? Should the bill be split in half? Or maybe whoever initiated the date should pay the bill, even if it was the woman who asked the man out?
A new study of 17,000 single men and women at Cal State Universtiy revealed some pretty interesting stuff. I think it's worth noting that even in today's world, women still want to be treated like ladies, and expect the man to pay for the first date.
The study revealed that 84 percent of men and 58 percent of women said men should always foot the bill. A little over half the women surveyed said they offer to help pay for expenses; however, 39 percent said they hoped the man would decline the offer and use his own money anyway.
Here comes the really good part: the majority of men surveyed said that they actually fell GUILTY if the woman pays while on a date! So ladies, if a guy offers to take care of the bill, maybe you should just let him!
Now I have to ask: if you're on a date with someone new, who pays?
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