Jana Hocking, an Australian dating expert, says that on the first date, men should be the ones to pay! her statement has created a debate on the internet.
Dating couples have now set a new trend of splitting the bill on the first date, whereas it has been observed that for years, men have generally preferred paying the bill.
Recently, an Australian columnist and radio producer stated that men should pay on their first dates, creating a dialogue between people of different schools of thought.
In a column for News Corp, Jana Hocking said it's 'assertive' and 'manly' when a bloke forks out for the whole bill and feels it's a massive 'turn on'.
Hocking also stated, "You know straight away if the guy goes Dutch then he is more than likely not very interested in the date going further.
"Let's end this debate once and for all and just say, blokes, pay for the first date! It's hot, it's manly, and will have us bragging to our friends."
Jana admitted it's acceptable to split the bill if you don't believe the date is going to go any further, however, if you're keen on the person sitting across from you then it's best to reach into your pocket. She added: "I also clearly remember being on a date with a guy I thought I might quite like, but when he really stared at my purse as the bill came and wouldn't even reach for his own until I had placed my card on the bill tray first.
Jana believed that men who wait for the lady to pay are quite off! She said, "It left a bad taste in my mouth. Would he always be like this? Counting his pennies."
She also believes that if the man can not afford a big fat dinner at a fancy restaurant, he should be creative instead. She suggested that the couple could simply date in a pub, in its happy hour.
Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist also backed up the idea of Jana, she said, "Women want to know if a man will spend his resources on her. For millions of years they needed a partner to provide for their young, and they keep looking for that signal."
Jana's opinion has sparked an online debate if her idea of men paying for the first date is right or not.
One woman disagreed with her, writing: "I'd rather pay for my own, if they insist then I'd insist on picking up the bill for the next date. If I knew there wasn't going to be a second date, I'd still hand over my share of the cost.
Whereas, another said: "The person who asks for the date should pay. You're offering to take them out. You're asking them to accompany you. Take gender roles out of this equation."
Article Source: Ladbible