Go dutch dating
The guy in the shop was expressing his frustration about girls these days that he was dating, and how they expected him to always pay for everything (and never offer to share the expense).So to avoid all of that, he and his dates choose to split the bill down the middle when they go out.Honestly, are there women out there who will go out with a guy just for the free drinks? But if a guy really expects that he can spend money on a woman and she'll keep going out with him, or that he ‘deserves’ something from her, that's f'ed up," says Diana, 36.You just don't show up to a date expecting a free meal; you just don't."I think it shouldn't be assumed that he is going to pay.I always accepted dates only if I knew I could afford me.Of course, now that I'm married, it's whichever one of us has money in the bank account," says Colleen, 30.Splitting is always great, but it's a bit more complicated than that."I prefer to split on the first date, unless one person specifically asked and then planned the date without input, in which case I might be persuaded to let the other person to treat because they planned everything and invited me as a guest.(I mean like, ' I have two tickets to the opera and will pick you up at 8,' type situations.) But really, I prefer to split.
Plus, I have made the first move with guys before.) After a bit, when things get more serious, I think it makes sense to take turns paying or to split the bill (whichever is more convenient).I think that if there are financial issues regarding money before marriage (trust, debt, secret accounts, etc.), “going dutch” after marriage is not going to solve these problems. BMWK: I’m really interested in hearing your perspective.What are your thoughts on “going dutch” in a marriage? How gender inequality comes into play."When women stop making 77 cents to every dollar a man makes, we'll go dutch.Until then, I am happy to help even things out by allowing men to pick up the tab on dinner," says Jennifer, 26.