Dating etiquette who pays for what
“Our research shows that men and women are at loggerheads when it comes to the question of who should pay on the first date.
“While two-thirds of men expect to foot the bill, an equal proportion of women said they prefer to split it down the middle.
Dressing up is a sign of respect for your date and for yourself. However, if you met online and it’s a first time hang, don’t offer.
, we look at two sides to some of the more controversial issues in the world of dating.
First up is the common conundrum, should the man shoulder the bill on the first date?
An online date has to be casual, nonchalant, and most importantly, chill—you can’t commit to a four-hour dinner and a movie hang with someone when all you know about them is that they went to Machu Picchu once and “don’t want drama.”The go-to modern date now is a quick beer at a low-key bar.
That way, if your Tinder match is a home-schooled-mouth-breather, you can make an excuse and bounce. And because we’re all so used to the low-stakes hang, the idea of a proper date suddenly seems like a big ask.
Feminist writer Louisa Ackerman and etiquette tutor Emma Dupont share their thoughts.