Paying For Dates: Meaningful or Simply Traditional?
Editor's Note: We often expect that the invitee pays for the date, and when it comes to men and women dating, there is a lingering social expectation that men should do the asking. What does a man paying for the date mean, though? And if a woman pays for the date, does that mean something different? Are we to judge a man's interest by whether or not he pays for the date, as "tradition" might dictate? This is a great piece challenging the ideas that a man should always pay and that his paying means something emotionally significant. - Feminista Jones
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The last time I went on a date with anyone other than my husband the year was 1999. I have been out of the dating scene for a very, very long time, so when my good friend M told me about her recent dating fiascoes I couldn’t help but realize how time and money have changed my perspective on who should pay for the first date.
According to M the inviter should pay for the invitee. Since a man typically . . .