should a guy pay for things on the first date ?
I would never expect a guy to, no. Some girls love it but I'm more of a 50/50 girl myself. When you're going out it's nice for the guy to pay occasionally (and vice versa) but on a first date it's just a bit awkward.
If he asked you, he should pay. If you asked him, you should pay. After that go halves.
If he does end up paying however, offer to pay for something else i.e. drinks/ cab fare. It's only polite.
Tradtionally they should pay for everything on dates, right?
I don't think there is ever going to be a general consensus about this question; everyone has a different opinion! Good luck trying to find the magical solution of what you should do because it is so unclear to me. And this thread hasn't really reaffirmed much except the general state of confusion. Haha... one of the great mysteries of life I guess.... who should pay and how much on a date?
Or if you were in a restaurant you could do a runner, be something to laugh about after the meal anyway.
yes defo. have some manners dude. but after the first date its anyones call to pay
I would never expect a man to pay for everything, first date or not. If he insists then of course I'm not going to say no, but I would always always offer to go halves at least. And if he did pay for everything, I'd say "my turn next time" and actually stick to it.
i think at "student age" when we're all relatively skint it should generally be halves. Of course, if the girl is like part time jobless, but wants to come out, i may offer to pay for us both, but on the whole i'd feel abit put off paying for a girl that isn't even my girlfriend yet. If she feels paying her halve isn't worth it for my company, then i dont really want to see her!
Sure you can argue its oldskool traditional for the gentleman to pay, but then i could argue in the same way stating its tradition for woman to stay home and do the cleaning cooking! But of course i don't, because i'm with the times!
I'd pay on a first date.. but if i was *expected* to pay on the first date, it'd probably be the only one.