Dating and paying for dates

18 Oct

“You aren't saving money by mooching off your man at every chance.”The criticism of these women surprised me, because I’ve always thought that in long-term relationships, there's a little give and take when it comes to money.My boyfriend and I developed a system that allows us to contribute proportionally, since he makes more than I do.In January, we began Money Diaries, a series that looks at how millennial women around the world spend their money.As we hoped, it inspired many conversations about salaries and spending habits.Another reason it’s important for men to pay for a date is that it sends a clear message of your intentions.

I looked into the research more to see how dating has changed in the past few decades.

It’s been a great night of drinks, dinner, and conversation, but the evening is coming to a close as the bill is finally brought to the table.

Questions start to flood your mind: Do I offer to pay?

Did I do everything I could have to impress my date? Dates can be stressful, especially first dates, but by following some dating etiquette, a woman can relax and enjoy the experience. It all depends on how long you’ve been dating, and how far you are into the relationship.

Here are some guidelines to help you handle awkward situations involving the bill, and some other general dating advice for women. The financial aspect of dating is much different for a first date, for example, than it is for a fourth or fifth date.