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The man paying on dates, the first date especially, has been a long held tradition steeped in chivalry, the fact that women didn't have jobs in some cases (we're talking way back in the day), and a bit of sexism, too.
Since the Women's Right Movement kicked up the long-lying, archaic dust off the ground, one of the big questions, when it comes to dating, is: Should the guy pay?
We can also go with 'whoever planned the date', if the people in question have very different levels of income. That being said, if I'm going through a tight budget month, I have no problem letting someone else pay until I'm back on my feet.
I figure, karmically, it works out, since I tend to be generous with my money when I have some," says Becky, 29. If we've been together for awhile I'm more open to splitting," says Raquel, 25.
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.
This is definitely a topic that won't find a complete resolution anytime soon, which is cool, because eternal mysteries are a blast. It's really about the courtesy of the guy paying on the first date, and the tacit mutuality of back-and-forth paying after that.I've seen some absolute RANTS from guys online about women just going out with them for the free meal — this is on their DATING PROFILES, by the way — and that the woman should expect to pay for her own drinks.The deal done after re-tendering the Grenfell Tower saved the council £2.5million.High rise buildings and big commercial buildings are required under law to have sprinklers fitted - but most domestic houses don't have them.
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