Who should pay for the first date?

These days most of us would like to believe that we are living in progressive and modern times. The "rules" of days gone by need not apply. Still though, the question of who pays for the first date does come up!

For me personally, back in the days of my early twenties when I would get asked out on a date, the guy would usually foot the bill for the dinner or drinks. If we went on a second date, I would insist on it being my shout. Even stevens. Nice and easy. 

These days it seems to be the common rule that the bill gets split down the middle. The expectation is not there that the man should automatically pay. Well. Most of the time. 

In this particular case, a man has taken to Reddit, to share his fall-out with a woman, after they had gone on a dinner date where each paid for  their own meal.

When he reached out to the woman to see if she was keen on a second date, she expressed how rude it was that he had not paid for their meal.

Photo Credit: Reddit

Photo Credit: Reddit

Photo Credit: Reddit

Photo Credit: Reddit

Ahh yikes! I think agreeing to split the bill or agreeing that each person pay for their own is totally ok! If you're unsure maybe clear it up with the person before the date or at the start of the date so there isn't awkwardness when the bill comes (or any crazy texting afterwards).