posted by Koereyelle
So, I always say that the person who suggests the date should pay but that by no means is a rule. I agree that men pay for dates the majority of the time and that women should at least offer to leave the tip (if at dinner). I was browsing SingleBlackMale.org and found these very interesting findings of a recent survey. Check them out below and let us know what you think!
Do you pay for dates?
Are you offended if a man expects you to pay?
Guys, do you expect women to pay sometimes? Let us know in the comments below.
When women debrief each other about their recent dates, one of the first questions that comes up is, “Did he pay?” Well, most men are still paying for dates, but wish women would pay sometimes too, according to a paper presented over the weekend at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting in New York City.
The ritual of men taking out women dates back to the time when men earned more because most jobs were not accessible to women. By treating women, men were also showing their ability to provide for them in the future. But now that the percentage of men and women in the paid labor force is about equal — and 28% of women are making more money than men in households where both partners work — the study’s authors wanted to know if that shift in gender roles has contributed to women’s expectations about who pays the tab.
The study, which surveyed 17,607 unmarried, heterosexual men and women using a questionnaire posted on NBCNews.com, found:
84% of men and 58% of women said that men paid for most dating expenses.
39% of women hoped men would not ask them to contribute.
44% of women were annoyed when men “expected” women to pay.
44% of men said they would stop seeing women who never pay for dates.