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Ladies: Is it Appropriate to Split the Bill on a First Date?

August 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by New York Socials

When it comes to the dos and don’ts of a first date, it seems everyone has advice on the matter. Ask a friend, the hair dresser, or even a clerk at the supermarket, and they probably have their own set of rules about what you should or shouldn’t do when you go out with a man for the first time. For the most part, people agree on the basics. But perhaps the most controversial question is whether you should split the bill. Should you allow a man to pay for your evening or split the cost with him? The answer is no. As an experienced matchmaker and founder of a company that offers NY dating services, I always advise my clients to allow the man to pay. Here’s why:

Allow Him to Be a Gentleman

Every woman appreciates a true gentleman, a man who still opens doors, pulls out chairs, and yes, pays the bill for a first date. Allowing your date to pay for the first date gives him the chance to show you that he is a gentleman. Give him that chance.

Don’t Set Precedence

The first date is a great opportunity to set good examples. Examples of how you want and should be treated as a woman. Although on the surface it might seem like a nice thing to do to offer to split the bill, in reality it is a bad example of how you want to be treated in the future. Set a good example and enjoy the treat.

New York Socials offers a high end dating service in NYC for affluent men. Founder Marina Margulis provides personal matchmaking services.

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