Before the sparks start flying, remember that things are no longer as easy as they used to be and besides, more women are beginning to get employed and earn salary. So if you both go on a first date, as a guy, will you expect her to bear some of the financial burden incurred especially if she is doing better than you financially?
Well, a new survey has revealed that most men would now ask for a contribution from a female partner on a first date with the vast majority (51 per cent) happier to go Dutch and split the bill.
The true gentlemen out there are numbered – with just under one third of those polled saying they would still pay for a first meeting.
The remaining one in five said they would be happy to pay for parts of the night, such as a round of drinks, but would not be willing to cover the whole evening.
Shockingly a penny-grabbing five per cent of those quizzed said they would be happy to reverse roles and allow their female companion to fund their evening.
However, since ‘social etiquette has always dictated that men pay for a first date, whether it be food, drinks, show tickets or a taxi home’, would it be unromantic or inappropriate to shift part of the cost on your date?