Dating and who pays
I offered to split the tab, and he said, "I love when girls reach for their wallet like they're actually going to pay for anything." As if the hour he had spent waxing poetic about Dave Matthews hadn't turned me off already, his very mature handling of the "who will pay for the date" dilemma sealed the deal. He dragged me for my wallet reach, while also being frustrated that he was going to pay for the entire tab — but he refused to let me pay when I tried. While I don't mind being treated to drinks, I also don't mind paying for things — even on dates.Once upon a time, my date decided the best way to wrap up drinks was to scold me for reaching for my wallet. I actually feel sort of fancy slapping my plastic down to cover an entire bill.When the check came, his credit card beat mine to the table. I know some of you are thinking, "Maybe he meant it in a chivalrous, flirtatious way? What confounded me about this particular dude was that he seemed triggered by my attempt to pay.To give you a better overall experience, we want to provide relevant ads that are more useful to you.
Women are powerful creatures, and I want to finally embody that at the ripe old age of 29.
On a first date, it's rude to assume you know how much money your date makes or does not make simply based on their job.
(Sometimes, that vague "entrepreneur" on their dating app profile really does mean "entrepreneur.") If your date insists on whipping out their black Am Ex, let them.
As someone who is usually the less financially stable person in whatever half-relationship she is engaging in at the moment, I obviously love this rule.
If you're a starving artist and your partner is an investment banker, it's OK for them to take care of you a little more often than you take care of them. However, it does come with a caveat — it only applies to more established relationships.
As a woman going on an after-work date, I had a giant bag to dig through, not a pants pocket to reach into.