I have my first date in a week. We're going to see a movie and I
want to know if I should let him pay for my ticket. My friend said he should,
but my other friend said that that was wrong since it's the first date.
Response: "I always pay for my date, if it’s a romantic occasion,
because that to me is a clear indicator that I want it to be romantic,” says
Drew, 17. “If he is any kind of a man, then yes he will. But in my mind, if the
guy intentionally doesn't, he is either A. not much of a man, or B. saying he
wants to be friends.
If the girl is really insistent however, I shrug, say OK, and go about my
For guys, it’s considered gentlemanly when they pay for their date, so they
usually do. They want to impress you and show you that they have manners, and
paying for a ticket is a subtle way to do that.
Even though Drew obviously thinks that a guy should pay for his date, always
bring a little cash just in case and offer to split. If he wants to pay for the ticket, then let
him because it will make him feel good. However, there are still some guys who
don’t pay for their dates, and you should always be prepared for that.
BY HANNAH HICKLEN ON 11/23/2012 12:00:00 AM
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