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We have pulled a question from the archives to share with readers! Check out this question that came from a reader about who should pay when you go out on dates—

Q: I expect the guy to pay when we go out. Is that wrong?


A: No, I do not think it’s wrong to expect the guy to pay when you go out on a date. I am more traditional myself, so I feel the same way. If we go dutch it says it’s more of a platonic hanging out versus a date. However, if you are meeting the guy for the first time from an internet dating site, make sure to have the initial 20 min meet-n-greet over coffee. If you pay for the coffee or they pay, it’s really not a big deal and only a few bucks. You just want to make sure you like this person in the flesh prior to a full blown dinner date.  Most gentlemen do not mind paying for a dinner once they have an interest in getting to know you better. On the other hand, if you misrepresented yourself on the dating site in anyway, shape or form and you go on a long dinner date he will probably be upset at having to pay for it if he feels he was being mislead.

Do you have a question for Tara? If so, email her at tara@datingjunglebook.com and she will answer your dating questions!

Tara Richter

Certified Dating Coach & Author of “10 Rules to Survive the Dating Jungle“ & “10 Rules to Survive the Internet Dating Jungle”