Dating who pays
A shift started to happen in the 1990’s when dating became a little more egalitarian.Although men were still generally expected to plan and pay for dates, women who paid for dates became much more common.In January, we began Money Diaries, a series that looks at how millennial women around the world spend their money.
When we dine out, he pays; when we cook at home, I pick up the groceries.
Of course, there are exceptions: I pay for movie tickets; he buys all the fancy cheese. Birthdays, holidays, and random presents are exceptions, not to mention the times when one of us is feeling particularly generous.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been asking my friends (both men and women) who paid and who should pay for first dates.
Almost everyone said men in their experience paid for first dates, although most of my women friends added that they reached for the wallet and offered to chip in.
Do not expect the man to continue to pay for nice dinners and evenings out, even though some men will still pay.