Depending on if youre old school or new gen, when it comes to covering the bill and keeping the change, a simple meet and greet can turn into a first date debacle. If thats the case, splitting the bill on the first date sets the tone for your next get to know you sesh – or maybe even the rest of your relationship.
Should you split first date?
Generally, splitting on the first date is acceptable, but it would also depend on who asked who out and what the expectations were. If its a high end restaurant and the asker makes significantly more money than the askee, then the asker should offer to pay. The person who invites should foot the bill.
Should you pay the bill on a first date?
Some etiquette experts will tell you that when a man and a woman meet for a first date, the man should always pay. Others say that its 2019, and women are perfectly capable of covering the bill. And for some, the only option is going Dutch on date. That is, according to men.