Yeah, and how many women still do the majority of cooking and domestic chores? I have cooked for guys and didn't expect some sort of reward or to have the favour returned. Similarly it's fine if a woman wants to date a man who pays for dates.
Haha sounds like i'm one of those "reaches for purse but doesnt want to pay" types.
On a first date: I'd expect to be treated well, I will probably pay my share without any fuss, might even insist. But would MUCH prefer the man to not allow me. Just shows more about their personality. Would be more likely to go for a drink or 5 straight after if he was a gentleman at dinner (and probably/definitely buy the next round of drinks etc so it probably all evens out). If the guy was stingy (have had experience of this, and each time not seen the guy many more times. Not solely for this reason but like I say this shows you more about them as a person and generally not someone I'm interested in).
In a relationship (like I am now): More than happy to pay 50%. Althoguh most of the time Ill just pay by my own card or my boyfriend does so. Its still nice to go on dates and be treated - he'll buy our dinner/desserts/drinks etc. We live together and I'm more than happy to buy supplies through the week (grocery shopping etc). No idea who owes who what. Might even go through weeks at a time where only one person has been buying. I think it overall evens out though. Not that it matters, money isnt everything. One person buys ingredients, the other does most of the cooking/washing up = fair.
Personally I'd feel more comfortable just paying for it all myself rather than going halves or anything like that.
If a girl really wants to be equal about it, I'd rather she just said something like "Okay fine, but I'm getting it next time!" instead of insisting to pay her half. In general I think you build much better bonds with people that way, by treating them every so often, and them returning the favour every so often.
Calculating the bill and paying for what you ate seems overly formal to me. It seems like what you'd do if the date didn't go well and you don't want a second one.
Such strong. Much independent. Wow.
Some of the opinions expressed on here are so stupid; what's the problem with just paying for your own share? You shouldn't be going somewhere expensive and fancy for a first date in any case, I'm not saying going to McDonalds or anywhere like that but a pizza restaurant is fine.
Men: You shouldn't feel pressured into paying for all of the meal and if a woman expects you too I would not be seeing her again
Women: It's 2016, at least be prepared to pay for what you bought. This entitlement complex is ridiculous. You all work, don't you?