I received an email from one of our male readers seeking some advice. He wants to know if it’s possible to go Dutch on a date without sending the wrong message. Is there a way to successfully ask someone out, plan an outing, and go on a date paying your own way or splitting the costs?
Do you think it can be done if you pick the right person and circumstances?
In my experience, going Dutch was only bad because of the “caught off guard” situations. You know, that time when someone asks you out and don’t mention that they have no intentions of paying your way. If you know beforehand that you wanted the date to be Dutch, you should say so. Give the person the opportunity to make a fully informed decision before agreeing to it.
What do you think? Does going Dutch automatically mean it’s a “bad” date? When was the last time you paid your own way on a date? What did you and how did it come to be a “Dutch” date?
It you had to pick between no date and going Dutch, which would you pick?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog