You’ve found someone you like. Congrats! Now, it’s time to go on a date. You and your potential partner talked about this and reserved a table at a nice restaurant that you both like. The day has come, both of you showed up, and everything went smoothly.
Now comes the tough and often complicated part of any dinner date. When you go out with someone new, who's supposed to pay for the date? The answer is simple and straightforward. In fact, it’s dating etiquette. The person who asked for the date is the one who pays. If you asked someone to go on a date with you, you pay. If she asks you out, she foots the bill. Some women don’t like to abide by this rule. They say if a man asked them out, and they make more money than him, they should pay. This might sound logical to some guys, but the thing is it’s not a good move. The ladies shouldn’t pay.
Did I say whoever asked for the date should pay? I stand by it. You see, it’s not because of money; it's about the intention. If you want to date a man who has the intention and the motivation of building a relationship with you, then you should allow him to pay. If he’s reluctant to pay, then he's not serious about you. Men are more interested in actions than words. If a man pays for the date, it shows their intention and commitment to you. I am not saying that you should leave all of your money or credit cards at home while going on a date. What I am suggesting is that it looks bad if you’re willing to pay or at least ask to pay for half the check. Don’t reach for your purse unless he asks you to pay half of the bill.
So, what should you do if he asks to pay half?
No need to make a fuss about it, just pay your half and don't go out with him again. A guy who isn’t generous enough, or has no intention to pay for you on a date is not the type of guy you want to be in a committed and long-term relationship with. Being generous is one important quality that every woman looking for a serious relationship should look for in a man. After all, generosity is the hallmark of a real man. It tells you everything about who he is as a person and where he's going. If a man wants you to pay half, it shows his life is stuck, and consider yourself lucky that you haven’t fallen in love with him. As I said, earlier, it has nothing to do with money. It’s the intention that determines who pays.
The bottom line is if you’re going out on a date and the bill arrives, do your man a favor, and let him pay.
He will appreciate it and treat you accordingly. Remember, you’re his prize. He wants to take care and treat you nicely, he wants to be with you and all of this depends on how much you value your time.
This man asked you to go on a date, and you decided to give him your time, there's nothing more precious to him than that.