First dates are important. In fact, most often than not, they set the tone for creating successful romantic connections. When doing a first date review with my girl friends, the first question that they always ask is ‘Did he pay?’
In this day and age of advanced feminism and the fight for gender equality, there are some social conventions that women would not like to change.
I know single women who would not touch their wallets on a first date, I know some who will do the bill dance, (“No, no, I’ll get it. No, let me”) and I know some who would absolutely insist on picking up the tab (especially if they’ve done the asking out). But almost all of them agree that a ‘good’ date is one in which the gentleman paid at the end of the meal.
Gentlemen, this does not mean that you have to pay every time you go out with this person, but women like to be wined and dined on a first date, and if you’ve asked a lady out, then just pick up the tab at the end of the meal. Even if you’ve had a bad date, and you’re absolutely sure you’re not going to see the lady again, it is good manners to pick up the tab.
Ladies, this doesn’t mean that you need to sit back and look the other way when the bill comes to the table. Almost all the urban men I spoke to agreed that it was in good taste if the lady at least offered to pay for the date.
Is this a dating convention that you follow? Tell us in the comments below!