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Guy or Girl or Dutch? Who Pays for a First Date?

It’s an age old question. Well, not really but we put the question to the you and we got quite the response.If you don’t know by now, I’m new to the area. I’m single and on the prowl. You’ll soon learn that I have no game. I’ll be turning to the WRRV listeners quite often for help or dating advice. The latest question I asked was about the awkward situation of “who pays on a first date”?

I don’t know what it is but as a mean I feel emasculated when a woman pays. I know it’s archaic but maybe it’s because it is in fact a caveman like instinct to provide for women.

To make things more uncomfortable, they say the average date cost $150.

Needless to say, the listeners were pretty passionate about the subject.

Here’s what you had to say:

“You should pay all the time. It’s the right thing to do and there is no limit because you never know where a first date will lead to. You could end up married”.
“The guy should always pay as long as she is grateful and appreciates it. It’s not about the money. And as far as how much, whatever your comfortable with spending’.
“I think fort the first date, the guy should offer to pay. If the girl is one that prefers to go dutch or prefers to pay, then she will let them know. They should talk about it. On the first date the guy should pay.”
“If people know each other prior and start dating than the guys should pay first date. If you’ve never really hung out and you dont really know them then splitting the first one is fine, at that point you dont owe each other anything”.
This is my favorite comment of the day.
“Avoid the date, spend $150 on yourself or save it for a kayak….simple- quiet- peaceful- because people are awful, THAT’S WHY.”

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