In the old days, when women were less likely to work and earn their own money, it became normal for the man to pick up the bill while dating. 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.
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First dates can be an awkward social minefield in general, and this little ambiguity only adds to the confusion. Reddit user u/CuteBananaMuffin decided to share his story recently, and it’s fair to say, his date was definitely the old-fashioned type. After doing the progressive (and frankly, fair) thing on the first date, he thought he’d try to ask her out again. He obviously thought it had gone pretty well, and perhaps it had, up until the fateful moment the restaurant bill appeared. Scroll down below to check out how this entitled woman responded to his request, and let us know what you think in the comments!
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