To split the bill or not to split the bill? That is the question.
As if the whole concept of dating wasn’t awkward enough, it gets weirder during that dreaded moment when the waiter comes to your table and drops off the cheque. In the past, it was the norm for the man to pay, but considering it’s 2016 and gender roles have radically changed, do the same rules still apply?
Thanks to First Dates, Twitter was embroiled in a fierce debate over the issue last night.
This is how it all went down…
Mary and Brian were paired up together on Channel Four’s dating show.
Things were going pretty well, that is, until the bill came – £70.37.
Cue the waitress: “Are you just doing half and half?”
Mary continued to be ‘absolutely fuming’ after the date, stating that she had never been on a date where she had to pay half the bill. There’s always a first time for everything, Mary.
Like always, there were mixed opinions about who should pay the bill:
it's 2016! Obviously split the bill!
— Cami (@camillemcgivern) August 29, 2016
As if that guy just asked to split the bill on first dates
— Joe Reid (@joereid30) August 29, 2016
Women want equality yet kick off when they have to split the bill and the man doesn't pay for it all… #firstdates
— JaymiMae♡ (@Jaymi_Niall69) August 31, 2016
Belly laughed at that woman fuming at having to split the bill on #firstdates however pretty rude expecting the man to pay!!
— Ali ? (@AliW33) August 29, 2016
I've been with my fiancé for over 6years I'd never split the bill she just pays it all?? #firstdates
— Rohim WBAFC uddin (@Rohimu24) August 29, 2016
But when ITV’s This Morning tweeted out the debate, it seems like the majority of people think it’s ‘old fashioned’ for a man to pay the entire bill.
On Monday's First Dates, Mary was left fuming when Brian asked if they should split the bill, but what do you think?
— This Morning (@thismorning) August 31, 2016
What do you think?