Who Should Pay for Dates? Debating Gender Norms in Modern Dating #
During a recent dinner, the question of who should pay for dates sparked a debate between a man and a woman. The woman argued that gender equality didn’t mean men and women should pay the same, citing various reasons such as the gender wage gap and the higher costs women incur for reproductive care and preparation for outings. Despite the emphasis on equity in other aspects of life, traditional dating norms still seem to prevail, with men generally expected to foot the bill more often than women. This tension is particularly evident in heterosexual relationships among young people.