‘He’s making me pay’ Judy Mc Guire, a dating expert and author of “How Not to Date,” has witnessed a phony offer gone awry.
But it’s becoming a courtesy for gals to offer after that. But tossing them an offer throws them into a fool’s game: If guys accept or refuse, they risk offending gals.
It’s an early stage financial crossroads that could make or break chances for a second date.
So, when in doubt, how I tapped relationship experts Marni Battista, founder of Dating With and Bernardo Mendez of Your Great Life TV for some guidelines. Battista and Mendez both agree that it’s generally best for men to pay on a first date.
“Even a guy who doesn’t make much money if he really likes you will try to impress you to the utmost that he can,” says Battista As for women?
“In my experience, 90% will be offended if a guy doesn’t offer to pay,” says Battista.
A confession to the men I’ve dated: If I ever insisted on paying my half at the end of a first date when you offered to treat, it may have been because I never wanted to see you again.