Wednesday, October 20th, 2021


What About the Dinner Bill? – You Make the Call


(Online Dating Newsletter – You Make the Call) You’re out on a dinner date with someone you met online for the first time and the $36 bill arrives. There’s been no discussion yet as to how the bill is going to be taken care of. What do you do?

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12 Responses to “What About the Dinner Bill? – You Make the Call”
  1. Ashley says:

    If it was not mentioned at the beginning I would assume the man was paying for it. I always go with the old fashioned. But if you picked an expensive place to eat than it would expected that you would help out with the bill, if not all of it.

  2. Clare says:

    Call me old fashioned but I am a firm believer that the man should pick up the tab for the bill. The very fact that the woman dared to go to the date and actually deserves a $36 bill to be covered, besides who wants to wind up with a scrooge ? !

  3. Lynn says:

    I don’t want to feel at all obligated to the man so I would pay half of the bill. Just my opinion

  4. Tommy says:

    If its a first time date, the man should be responsible for paying. That is, if you want to make a good impression. But if you continue to date, i think its no problem letting the girl pay for her own meal sometimes.

    Just my 2 cents.

  5. Kim says:

    I would assume that the man would pay. If he didn’t then I would be insulted and that would be the last date. I’m a little old fashioned like that I guess.

  6. Rhonda says:

    I have always had the man pay for the first dinner because he is usually the one who asked for the date. But if I asked the man out I would go prepared to pay the bill, if he objected I would not argue about it. Some men really get upset about splitting the check even let alone having the woman pay.

    I have always paid for the dinner when taking out another female though. LOL

  7. Lori says:

    As a woman, I would reach for the bill and then gauge the response of the person that I was with. The bill is not that expensive, so I have no problem paying for both without splitting. Since it was the first date, I would then think about who asked whom out on the date!

  8. presli says:

    I prefer paying for the bill on first dates and i think that it is the right thing to do ( i am a man ) ! Anyway back at the time on my first online date i made the mistake of sharing the bill ( well i didn’t want to, but she just left money for her part and i didn’t know what to do ). I was confused, because i really wanted to take care of the bill so i could feel like a gentleman, but when she took this chance from me i felt bad till the and of the date. Anyway after that i always pay the bill! :P

  9. Meniac says:

    As a man, I would take care of the bill. It’s automatic instinct for most men to take care of the bill. It is a romantic gesture and shows that you can afford it.

  10. Tenkeys says:

    I would offer to pay half of the bill and see his response. If he didn’t object then I assume he’s alright with a lady sharing the bill. If he insisted to pay for the bill, then I would let him!

  11. Right says:

    Being a man, I would naturally take it upon myself to pay the bill in full. It is not in my nature to even think of the lady paying up even for her half!

    There would be surely some sort of connection between us, for me to have gone on a date with her. So, I would always insist to pay the bill in full….myself :)

  12. Ron says:

    This scenario is lacking any mention of a prior arrangement. If I was my idea to dine together, and being male, I’d pick up the tab. However, her bonus points would go up is she reached for cash to pay her share, as opposed to merely say she’d pay or ask how much she owed. I’d agree on a rain check where we can divide the bill if there’s a “next time.”

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