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View Poll Results: Who should pay for dates?
Men always should pay 57 22.44%
Women always should pay 5 1.97%
Men and women should take turns paying 173 68.11%
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Old 14th March 2019, 12:39 AM   #1231
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Originally Posted by joseb View Post
OK, so it's 2015. The days of women not working are (thankfully) behind us.
So why is it that there seems to be an expectation that men pay for everything on a first (and sometimes all) date(s)? Or is this the case.
I ask because I see a fair few posts from guys saying things like "oh i couldn't meet her again for a week till I had enough money to pay for the date" etc.

As a woman, if you meet a guy on a first date, do you consider paying (or paying your share) or do you assume he will pay?

As a guy, do you just automatically assume you are paying?

I don't want to come across sounding stingy, but it seems like a hangover from the 1950s to he honest.
Hello. Personally, I will always pay for my girlfriend. I do not know. I am so raised. I can't do otherwise.
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Old 16th March 2019, 12:07 PM   #1232
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Originally Posted by CollinW View Post
And lately women make more than men under 30, so in that case they should be paying.
But...but...that completely contradicts the argument we see here so often from men who claim that the ONLY one who benefits from marriage is the woman because it's a financial 'windfall' her when she's able to snag one of those poor male victims and drag him to the alter.

So....I guess for those under 30 who are marrying, it's a "racket" for men?
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Old 16th March 2019, 12:09 PM   #1233
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