(So who is going to pay for this…?)
Does the man or woman pick up the tab on the first date? That question has been debated for a very long time. I’ve heard majority say that the man should pay; I’ve heard people say that they should split the bill;
I’ve even heard people say that they should pay for their own tab. One thing I have never heard anyone say is that the woman should pay. I don’t think there is a right or wrong answer to the question above; I do believe this is something that should be agreed upon before going out.
You have to be on the same page with your date. A few years ago I went out with someone and we weren’t on the same page, here is what happened.
I had a date with someone I just met a couple of weeks prior. She wanted to go to this Mexican restaurant in her neighborhood.
I was cool with the idea, because I love Mexican food. We sat down at the restaurant and received our menus. I let her order first. I always prefer for my dates to order first.
But on this particular date I wanted her to order first to see how much she would order. I was on a tight budget that night and I needed to prepare my order accordingly. She ordered some meal and I ordered a couple of tacos. We ate and after a while the check came.
I sat there waiting to see what her move was. She reached into her purse and I’m thinking “Yes, we are going to split the tab!” Well, I was wrong because she pulled out some makeup. I paid for our meals that I had just enough to pay for and that concluded our dinner night.
See that night we didn’t discuss in advance who will be picking up the tab. I was probably wrong for assuming that she would even offer. I usually assume the role of paying the tab anyway, but that night I was on a tight budget.
I could’ve just been real and rescheduled, but I didn’t. But the question still remains who should pay the tab on the first date? I’ve been in situations where we agreed to pay for our own. I’ve been in situations where one would pay for one event and the other would pay for the next.
That is what I call great team work. That is the best way handle paying for dates. I will end with this. Ladies, if you expect men to pay on the first date; at least offer to help pay and let us tell you no we got this.
There you go I think I just put an end to an age old debate….
Wait… how much should a typical first date cost?
[TO BE CONTINUED]
Written by, G.Othello
Of IzzyVision Entertainment