Are you being objectified in terms of your success? I tend to date men more cultured and interesting than me.They tend to be older, more successful and higher earners as well.In the past, men automatically took responsibility for the check as they typically made more or worked more than women.Now, we live in a society where women are battling men in the workplace and are often financially independent.Regardless of your feelings on the matter, whatever you do, don't leave the house without enough money to pay for at least your share.
“You do the fiddling, the shuffling, and give them enough time to reach for their own wallets to take care of the bill,” says one editor, “or else what’s the option? No, that’s too awkward.” But a few others believe that during a first date, the reach—even a fake one—is out of the question.The old-school dating etiquette that the man pays is disintegrating. I work, I ask men on dates and sometimes (OK, often) even have sex with them purely for my own satisfaction, without wanting a baby or a ring or even a three-course meal in return.Generations of women before me popped contraceptive pills, downed pints, threw themselves in front of racehorses - and left me to pick up the tab. There are times when it's wholly appropriate for the fella to cough up: if he initiated the evening, chose the venue and picked the wine, for example.Then, I’ll do the pretend reach.”Splitting the bill Yet there are instances where it’s preferred to split the bill.One fashion editor said she goes dutch when she’s sure she never wants to see that person again.
If someone's eating opposite Amazing Me, shouldn't she or he pay for the privilege?