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Joined: 5/31/2005
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So Indenial got me tinkin' after readin' his "Would you pay" my brain hurts

How much should one spend on a date?

I mean an ordinary average date; not a first time M&G at Timmies, or a special occaision if you've been datin' long enough to have those, or a weekend getaway...just yr average nothin' on the tube so let's go do sumpin' night.

I've never given it much thought before, but the first thought that hit my mind was to match my hourly wage. Give or take.

And surprisingly, when I actually DID think about it...thas about what I do generally pay. So if I treat someone to a wonderful 4 hour evening, there's a half a day's wages well spent.

I realize this formula will get better or worse results depending on yr employment, but I figger if yr honest with each other (and you are, right?) he/ she already knows you work at McDonalds & that "Chez Pierre" ent on the list of oft frequented eateries, but is perfectly happy with ice cream and a frizbee in the park.

(Not sayin' that if ya make $100/ hr ice cream & frizbee are outta the question, but if I made that much I'd be hirin' some kid who works at McDonalds to chase the damned ting for me )

Joined: 4/4/2010
Msg: 2
How much to pay on a date
Posted: 5/22/2011 7:16:00 PM
Too ambiguous.

I say, dutch all the way.

Joined: 6/22/2011
Msg: 3
How much to pay on a date
Posted: 6/29/2011 7:26:27 PM
This is a touchy subject for many men. I am sooo flattered by chivalry, and if a guy isn't into being a gentleman, I don't think he was very interested in the first place.

Also, I would like to add that by age 41, shouldn't you at least be trying for a career of some sort, rather than working a dead end job at McDonald's???
Joined: 1/31/2009
Msg: 4
How much to pay on a date
Posted: 7/6/2011 6:28:49 PM
This is a touchy subject for many men. I am sooo flattered by chivalry, and if a guy isn't into being a gentleman, I don't think he was very interested in the first place.

Most women don't reciprocate or appreciate chivalry, they just want the guy to do it to stroke their egos and get a free meal. I was a complete white knight before, and I got burned hard.
Joined: 7/29/2011
Msg: 5
How much to pay on a date
Posted: 8/6/2011 9:57:30 AM
Going on a meal or movie on first meet is no go really plus i would have to pay for her not knowing if she's only getting a free meal and never to be seen again, and as for the movie that can be a bit expensive for the guy and not a word in between the two of us the whole time. Now the meal should be for a real date once both agree to see each other more often. So first meet is at timmes/walking or even a pub/bar drink.
Joined: 9/9/2010
Msg: 6
How much to pay on a date
Posted: 8/24/2011 12:23:20 AM
I have paid on the first date or almost all of the gets too expensive . I haven't had a dutch date in a loooong time. I wont accept the "I don't have money" thing anymore, if no money "ok" lets chill at home or go for a walk for a bit. If normal spending time together is tooo boring well I say "being bored by yourself is good enough then". If I'm gonna be putting all the money into the dates because I do like to get out of the house. I wanna feel appreciated for it, like my is company wanted. If I'm going to a movie and invite I will pay a few times yes but every-time an outing is suggested and no money, no calls on payday or whatever ha! OK not happening again. I believe if you aren't financially able to afford some entertainment then you better have some good free ideas and not be crying "I'M BORED". I hardly say I'm bored at anytime anymore, as its rude to the people I'm around. I feel that it portrays me as someone who cant be satisfied with life the way it is and cant just enjoy who or whats going on around me. If I hear someone say I'm bored I say it makes me feel as if they think I'm boring and if they feel that way they should go home or find something that's satisfactory which doesn't deviate too far from what I had planned for the evening.
Joined: 7/22/2011
Msg: 7
How much to pay on a date
Posted: 10/6/2011 2:35:53 PM
I prefer to pay my own. That way they CAN"T expect something in return ha ha ha. But if we con't to date ... then I say take turns .... why should the guy always have to pay???
Joined: 5/21/2010
Msg: 8
How much to pay on a date
Posted: 12/30/2011 4:19:54 PM

How much to pay on a date

There are many factors that come into play for me to decide how much I'd pay on a date, basically it all comes down to one thing though. If I'm going to pay close to the amount of a hooker and not get the same result in the end..... well.
Joined: 5/14/2011
Msg: 9
How much to pay on a date
Posted: 2/24/2012 1:09:07 PM
I agree agbiz. There's no reason why a guy cant pay for a nice dinner, movie, couple rounds of pool or whatever. If a guy cant afford that, then Im sorry you might want to get your butt off POF and get a second job.

The man pays, its just the right thing to do.

As for the original question - there is no right answer. Every date, couple or experience is unique so spend what you can afford.
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