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Grab Bag! Who Should Pay For the First Date?


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wasah wasah 8 years
split. i refuse to have to "owe" anyone anything
aka-Daria aka-Daria 8 years
split. if he insists on paying for both fine. I don't think it's fair to say if he DOESNT pay for you that there will be no second date. that's just ridiculous.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
First date, usually I left it to the guys to pay (because I usually didn't ask them out). After that, it depends on who asked first. But there'd be times when I paid too (after 1st date) although he asked me out first, I think taking turns and splitting bills was good too.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Paramjit-Maan Paramjit-Maan 8 years
well if both are going for a date with desperate need and economically sound anyone can pay doesn't make a difference, if not that sound, they can share it shows their maturity n truthfulness of the relation. mostly guys have to pay. even if a girl insists n pays true gentlemen don't feel comfortable about it.
Pistil Pistil 8 years
I'd like the guy to offer, but I like paying my share. That way nothing is owed. I feel like this is the trillionth time I've answered this on sugar.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Either the one who asked for the date OR just split bill evenly.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 8 years
The person who invites should pay, no question.
Smilesp Smilesp 8 years
I agree it should be whoever asked. That being said, if a guy asked me out for a first date and didn't pay there definitely wouldn't be a second!
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Whoever asked !
dm8bri dm8bri 8 years
This is a question about the first date. Therefore, whomever initiates/invites the date should pay. If the guy is truly chivalrous and into the girl, he will probably insist on paying even if she invited him. After a relationship commences it's anyone's game.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
It depends. Generally, I would say the man should pay (if he's truly interested in her). It may leave a better impression. JMHO.
bgorgeouss bgorgeouss 8 years
I don't think a guy has to pay all the time to impress you! I met my boyfriend back when we were both college students, and after the 1st or 2nd date, I was the one who insisted we split it. Neither of us had a lot of money back then, and it would be unfair of me to make him spend so much just to have my company. Now that we're out of school and he has more money than me, he does pay for me more often, but I still pay for things now and then. My thinking is that the person who makes more, should pay more often.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'm with Jinx - the invitee shouldn't be the one paying.
Jinx Jinx 8 years
Whoever does the inviting should pay.
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 8 years
I say split it.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
if he's into you, he should if he's not, go dutch or pay anyway i don't care who asked who out, the guy should be paying if he's trying to make a good impression
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