A man who springs for an expensive meal and a bottle of wine served at a candlelit table in a swanky restaurant might have different expectations than a man who is able to grab two stools on the fly in a crowded sports bar.
Yet across the board, unless a couple goes Dutch, both men and women consider who pays for a date—although they interpret the decision very differently.
Once the relationship takes off, gender roles remain strong when it comes to Date Night: 59% of women say their significant other pays for evenings out; 56.1% of men say they pick up the tab.
Roughly 40% of both men and women surveyed say they take turns or split the costs of going out.
You are out on a first date with a prospective partner.