What is the modern dating etiquette for who pays for dinner?
Newly back on the dating scene I’m a bit confused as to whether I insist on paying for dinner, or would that be piggish?
If there is an emergency that requires your attention, explain to your date who it is and why you must take it so they understand.
The issue of who should pay on the date has created a lot of confusion over the years.
As opposed to, “Do you want to meet me for dinner some time?This is a very gray topic, but some general rules of thumb can be followed.Men have always been expected to pay in the past, but the rules have changed as women strive for equality.On the other hand, a woman who tries to pay the bill could appear pushy or overly feministic.Unfortunately, no two people are alike and everyone has different expectations when it comes to who pays on a date.A woman could explain that she appreciates the man's desire to treat her, but it is important to her to also contribute.No matter what your situation, don't expect or demand anything.One good approach is to bring the topic up after the first or second date.If the man has been paying, he could indicate his fear of being too presumptuous and domineering by automatically paying every bill.This concept also applies to cell phones; do not answer any calls or texts on your date.Nothing is so important it cannot wait until the date is over.