2 September 2010
Who should pay on a first date?
We want to know how you feel about that most prickly of questions - who pays on a first date? Should men still offer to pay, is that an outdated convention? Give us your views below!
As modern as we are in the UK in the 21st century, we still haven’t figured out any hard and fast rules about who should pay on a first date. Traditionally, the man picked up the bill in the knowledge that it was very likely he earned more than his female companion, but, in 2010, is this really necessary? There are some women out there who would be offended at the idea of a man paying for dinner or drinks.
Then again, there are some women who think it’s the man’s place to pay for dinner. After all, in many sectors pay women are still paid less than their male counterparts. Plus, women have other costs for clothing and grooming.
Alternatively, perhaps we just need to be completely clinical about it and always split the bill down the middle, so no one is offended?
We know you’ll all have views on this topic, so come on, let us know in the comments below!