Should a guy have to pay for the majority of dates and dinners?

Should a guy have to pay for the majority of dates and dinners?

socceras socceras
I am dating somebody and he likes to split it. Lol I just wondered if anybody else does this.
05/14/2012
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T&A1987 T&A1987
i split it. it seems too much like prostitution otherwise.
05/15/2012
GONE! GONE!
I prefer to split too. Too many people end up feeling like they either owe something or are owed something if one party pays for it all.
05/15/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Splitting's safer - no expectations ("Do I have to do something now?") and no resentments ("Why the hell am I always paying??").
05/15/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
at first I paid for everything but when we got serious we started splitting and now we do about 50/50
05/15/2012
butterflygirlxo butterflygirlxo
We take turns!
05/15/2012
xilliannax xilliannax
True blue date, guy should pay -- I'm rather old fashioned.
05/15/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I am a bit old fashion when it comes to this, back when we were dating I always offered to pay. Since she did not have a job back then it worked fine for us. I never expected anything in return, just the pleasure of her company.

In this day, if I were to date again I would still make the offer but I would be happy to let her pay if she wished. Splitting the cost sounds good too. Really though, it is not the money to me, it's having a good time with someone I care about.
05/15/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
No that is just bullshit gender roles. People should do what works best for their relationship not follow some society imposed idea. Me I like the 50/50 approach.
05/15/2012
Feisty Feisty
i don't think that a guy SHOULD, but my guy does pay most of the time because i know he likes to be the "gentleman" and i do like to treat him back as well.
05/15/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
I'm old fashioned. I think the guy should pay (at least when they are casually dating and not in a relationship.) So shoot me. By the way, I'm a food server and I roll my eyes (internally) when a couple splits a meal. It seems so...cheap. One person or the other should pay, even if they decide to take turns.
05/15/2012
kawigrl kawigrl
nope
05/15/2012
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
Quote:
Originally posted by socceras
I am dating somebody and he likes to split it. Lol I just wondered if anybody else does this.
I like to split it, or else we take turns paying for each other. I'd feel weird if I had a girlfriend or a boyfriend that constantly paid for everything. That being said, I love paying for my boyfriend: it makes me feel like I'm slapping expected gender roles in the face.
05/16/2012
Michele Michele
If HE or SHE asks you out on a date then yes, I think that person should pay.
05/16/2012
Undead Undead
I do a lot of the time but she pays too or sometimes we split.
05/16/2012
meezerosity meezerosity
I think for the first date, the person who asked you out should pay. A second, third, or whatever else after date it should be split or take turns.
05/16/2012
A.A. A.A.
Quote:
Originally posted by socceras
I am dating somebody and he likes to split it. Lol I just wondered if anybody else does this.
I always pay my way... I dont know why... I just feel awkward. and me paying somehow always makes the guys feel awkward. So i end up letting them pay and then handing them $20 when i kiss them goodnight. hahahah
05/16/2012
anonkitty anonkitty
I almost always split it. If it's an ongoing thing, we take turns.
05/16/2012
married with children married with children
well, I paid for most of he dates when my wife and I were dating. Nowdays I would say to slip it 50/50.
05/17/2012
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