Success! You've landed a date with a new cutie. It's your first time going out with him, and you're excited to get to know him. You decide to meet for a casual dinner – nothing too fancy right off the bat, right? – and the evening goes really well. You're laughing, joking around, really digging him – and then the waiter comes over with the bill. When the check lands on the table, who should pick it up?
The Case for the Man
Is it the guy's responsibility to pay on the first date? Is it chivalry, or just an outdated tradition? As a lady, I know I love the feeling of being treated to dinner or drinks; it makes me feel special, and many of my friends say the same.
The Case for Going Dutch
Going dutch, or splitting the check, has become more popular in our modern day and age. In my opinion, it highlights the equality of the genders, and keeps the financial onus from being on one person. We're all a little broke, right? I'd rather split, if that means we can go on more dates in the future!