Should you chip in for your V-Day date?
I feel guilty. My Valentine’s Dance date is paying for my ticket and dinner. Isn’t it only fair that I share the costs? Just because he’s a guy shouldn't mean he has to cough up a ton of dough, does it?
Bill: Blame the Middle Ages. According to The Book of Chivalry, Chapter 2, verses 4-6: “... and the lady shall be given dinner, a show and transportation, and in return need only offer politeness and modest thanks.” OK, that book is fake, but the idea of romance is very real. It’s cool that you feel guilty, but don’t. Being a girl has its perks!
Dave: I’m pretty sure Bill’s “book excerpt” is more 1950s than Middle Ages, but I give you snaps for being an enlightened girl. While there is long-standing protocol about guys always footing the bill, there’s nothing wrong with offering to pay. If the dance goes well and you’d like to go out again, tell him you’ll treat for a second date.
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