Earlier this week, we talked about how cheap dates have their place. I then received an email asking about my opinion on “going Dutch” or paying half of the date. So here it is: I don’t like having Dutch sprung on me. If we are paying our own way, I prefer to have this information beforehand.
I think the people who oppose Dutch usually don’t like being asked out then being forced to pay their own way. If we agree to do this ahead of time, it is different then going out and expecting someone to pay for you.
My opinion of a guy would change if he asks me out then expects me to pay my own way. It’s hard to explain but I believe that if a guy does not want to take me out and pay my way, he does not think of me romantically. I don’t mind paying my own way in a relationship, but I am old school when it comes to paying my way as part of dating.
What do you think? Are you against going Dutch? Do you think a guy who asks a woman to pay her half of the bill sees her as a platonic friend?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog