The default men pay for every meal – is that concept still true in today?
Controversy between boys and girls around paying for food recently attracted attention on social networks after being shared. The story of who pays after each meal is still something many young people have to “headache” to find ways to behave skillfully.
In some cultures, this hangover from the past is still very much the accepted norm, while in countries like Denmark for example, men insisting on paying for everything can be seen as rude and sexist.
“The date was fun at first until she started talking about another guy and how much he liked him, but I thought ‘let’s eat, talk and leave’ since she’s into another guy, and it all crumbled when it came to the bill,” he told Bored Panda. “She was shocked that I let her pay. She didn’t say anything at the time, but from her facial expression I realized she was furious.”
“I usually pay for both sides when it comes to the bill, but I’m a student and I work 60 hours a week to pay for food, books etc. so I obviously couldn’t afford to pay 110 euros for her food. I asked her out again to apologize pretty much for the previous time, hoping we can go to a cheaper place so I could make up for it, but as you can see, the result was really bad…
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