And as said woman with boundaries and standards, it is my belief that a well-armed gentleman knows that first impressions count.
And any dude, who wants to go dutch on the first date, should probably sit at his own damn table and let me enjoy my meal that I’m paying for in peace.
Interesting enough, financial concerns were cited as the number one reason why men today preferred going Dutch, however, many of those polled stated that they felt it was unfair, considering that the gap between male and female pay is shrinking, which means that women should be expected to contribute to a first date.
Now there are some social cues, which I would be glad to relinquish; helping with my seat or closing the door on my own vehicle.
While it's always fun to be treated by anyone, date or friend, for many, splitting the bill on a date just seems like the "right" thing to do. Before I give anymore away, here's what the ladies had to say about splitting the bill.
It's not only fair, but seems completely normal in a society where the majority of people, no matter their gender, have an income. Whoever asks for the date, should be the one who pays."First date: it's up to whoever asked. But if it's something special that I've set up, it's all on me," says Jen, 36."I think in the beginning, whoever asked for the date should pay, just out of courtesy, and the fun of dating.
The conversation is easy, laughs come naturally and I haven’t once gotten spinach stuck in my teeth. “Please, take your time.” She smiles graciously, hoping for a big tip, and saunters away, leaving me in an panicky sweat.
“I’m just going to leave this here,” says the waitress sweetly as she sets down the bill. That piece of white paper, which the waitress has usually maimed with a “Thanks!
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In Hong Kong, the same practice is more often referred to as “AA”, which is thought to mean “arithmetic average” although its exact origin can no longer be traced.
In fact, the practice of going Dutch is fairly common in Europe and the United States.
The phrase "going Dutch" probably originates from Dutch etiquette.
In the Netherlands, it is not unusual to pay separately when dating.