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Should Boys always Pay?

This is the question that is becoming the more and more common among youngsters nowadays. A boy is always expected to pay on the date as it’s going on from decades. But, if a girl expects a boy to pay for her, doesn’t it defy the first rule of feminism? Equality among boys and girls? Or do they only fight for the benefits ignoring all the drawbacks?

The tradition of men paying for women comes from the time, where women were not allowed to go out and work. But the time since then has changed, women have a lot more job opportunities than men today. But when it comes to paying on a date, we like thing just to be the way they have always been.
In today’s world, it’s not necessary for boys to be earning more than their partners. There are many professions, who pay more to the girls than boys.
To help clear the confusion, here are few tips to figure out who pays for a date in a certain situation.

If you ask a girl out…

If you ask a girl out then the answer to the “who pays on a date?” question is a simple one. It’s you. When you invite a girl on a date it’s your responsibility to take care of her. So it’s your duty to take care of the bill too, after all, you want her to be able to relax and enjoy her time with you and that will be difficult if she’s worried about the money she’s spending.
Another reason it’s important for men to pay for a date is that it sends a clear message of your intentions. If you have a woman split the tab with you she may no longer see this as a “date”. She may instead get the message that the two of you are nothing more than friends. If you want to avoid her seeing you in that light then paying for the date will go a long way.

Casual meeting…

If you meet one of your friends casually, like having drinks at happy hour; then it’s the girl’s responsibility to insist boy, for you chipping in. It’s your get-together to have fun and if only one person has to pay, of course, it’s less fun for him.
Keep in mind that not all of the boys pay because they want to. Some pay just in the pressure of being judged for not paying!

If a Girl asks you out…

It’s a rare thing to happen, but if this happens, you should be the happiest person in the world and should pay for the date, or at least chip in.
It’s either the chip-in or a full pay for boys (except birthday parties) and you can’t run away from it if you love dating around.

Mira is a budding columnist and blogger who has turned her interest of designing and creativity into an entire career. Mira is a sagacious and with her witty writing, beautiful photography and snippets, be it homeware or travel, her adventures will keep you going for more

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