Should men pay on the first date? It’s a question that’s left singletons divided for years.
When Daily Star readers voted on the topic on Twitter, 69.9% said blokes should foot the bill.
But almost a third (30.1%), believe first date costs should be divided more evenly between couples.
The debate continued during our exciting Hot Topics panel on Facebook last Thursday, which you can catch up with here.
Page 3 girls Daisy, Jess and Ruby shared their honest opinions on the topic – from chivalrous men paying in full to whether or not you should go Dutch.
So what did they have to say?
Daisy – men should pay for first date
Daisy admits she’s a sucker for “old school chivalry” and thinks it’s gentlemanly for men to fork out for first dates.
She said: “This is probably quite unpopular but they should pay dependent on what the date is.
“If you’re going out for dinner then they should, if you’re going on a bar crawl then they can buy a drink, that’s quite nice.
“If you’re sitting down for dinner and they’ve got the bill in their hand I probably wouldn’t pay no…
“But if we were going for a drink after I’d happily buy a drink.”
Ruby – goes Dutch
Ruby would feel more awkward about letting a bloke foot the bill without offering to chip in.
If a man insists on paying and she’s interested in seeing them again, she also suggests paying for the next night out.
The Page 3 model added: “I would always offer personally. I just think it’s polite.
“I’d say: ‘I don’t mind chipping in or half in or if I see you again I’ll get it next’.”
Jess – isn’t afraid to pay the bill
Jess has covered the cost of dates in the past and admits she “doesn’t mind” how the bill is split.
She revealed: “I literally don’t mind. I’m happy to pay it, they can pay it, or we can go halves.
“If we’re going for drinks then I’d say do rounds. He gets the first one, I get the second one, then back and forth like that.
“But if he wants to pay – that’s fine too.”
Want to get stuck into more Hot Topics debates?
Daisy, Jess and Ruby are returning to talk about the hottest news stories of the week.
You can tune into the livestream at 3pm on Wednesday 16 – just make sure you're following the Daily Star Facebook page.
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