Sometimes, people are more comfortable about sharing dating expenses because they view the dating process as a shared endeavor, rather than viewing it as paying your own way with a companion.At this point in your courtship, each of you should have a good idea of where you’d like to see it going.
I believe that a gentleman should treat a woman like a lady.
But it seems that in today's equal opportunity world, men feel no inclination to extend the invitation, pay for dinner, etc.
A number of women have told us how awkward they feel on the first date when a waiter places the check on the table and the man hesitates a few seconds, or doesn’t reach for it at all. Most people agree that a man should continue to pay for dates in the early stages of a courtship.
He’s still pretty much the person who initiates by asking the woman out.
When two people begin a pattern of steady dating, that’s when the “rules” begin to fall away.
Some women are more traditional and expect to be “treated” on their dates; some men agree with this approach and feel that a self-respecting man doesn’t allow his date to pay.I have been dating a man for six months who insists that we take turns paying.I don't mind the idea, but I hate the way he emphasizes it.However, if a woman invites the man for a date, she should be the one to pick up the tab.Issuing the invitation implies that you’re the “host” for the date. to celebrate a birthday, promotion or other milestone, it should generally be one person’s “present” to the celebrant.Dear Rosie & Sherry, I'm a 27-year-old single woman.