So you are out with that special someone and having an awesome time when … the bill comes. Who should pay? Him? Her? Should you go halves? In the past, guys were expected to pay the bill, no questions asked.
But times have changed and gender roles are now more fluid. So where does that leave dating? Do guys still make the first move? Should girls make the first move? Should girls be disappointed if the door's not opened for them or the chair pulled out? These things are also influenced by the way you've been raised and your own values and beliefs.
In this generation, many girls feel comfortable in paying their share of the bill - or even covering the whole bill. They also feel comfortable in asking someone out or making the first move. When you think about it, it's only fair that guys and girls should share the risk of putting themselves out there and facing the possibility of rejection.
But this doesn't mean that guys can't pay for dinner, open the car door or pull out the chair. It's more that the expectation of these things may not be the same. The key is balance - both of you should be contributing equally, as in any balanced relationship. Treat your date how you would like to be treated.
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