Sharing The Costs Of Dating Is Becoming Increasingly Popular
Sharing the costs of dating is something that every couple experiences if their relationship lasts longer than a few dates. But you ask most people, they say “Isn’t the guy supposed to pay?” That old-fashioned tradition is great for starting things off, but real couples in today’s world find that the ‘idea’ of sharing the costs of dating helps relieve some of the relationship stress that comes with getting to know someone.
As mentioned couples who last, always end up splitting the costs when it comes to dating, for the most part anyway. But now, with this idea of sharing the costs of dating from the get go as a more widely accepted part of date etiquette, people are handling even their initial dates this way. And they are finding out more ways to do so.
It can be very awkward finishing a meal without know who is actually paying for it. You don’t want that awkward fishing around for payment when you’re not actually sure who’s paying.
A better way to do things, however, is for you and your date to have an open conversation ahead of time about sharing the costs. The best way to do this is to come together, not about the money, but about sharing. In doing this with meals, it would be better for one person to pay one time and then the other person pay the next time.
It might not end up being the same amount of money, but it’s not just about money, it’s about sharing. It doesn’t have to be the exact amount or split right down the middle. How you split the costs associated with dating is to be a little selfless and just give in where you can, coming together with the other person and actually having a discussion about finances.
After all, when you’re married, finances do come together. Of course, just because two people date doesn’t mean they are going to get married. That being said, whether it’s one date or several and then a serious relationship with that person, it’s more commonplace now to share dating costs.