“Going Dutch” On A Date

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So recently, I was sent a suggestion for a new article. That suggestion was; “What does your (my) generation think about “going dutch” on a date?” And when I read that, I INSTANTLY knew that I would need to make an article about it.

For those who don’t know what “going dutch” means; it’s basically when two people split a check down the middle. One person pays half, and the other pays half; even steven. Some may say that it’s a fair way for two people in a relationship to save money, while others may believe that the guy should be paying for their meals.

Let me put it to you this way; ladies, guys wouldn’t mind if we split a few checks here and there. And guys, you shouldn’t feel “unmasculine” about it. You should feel appreciative that the girl wants you to have a few extra bucks in your pocket. Money is king gentlemen, so treat it as such.

But don’t get me wrong here, I’m not saying that you should split EVERY check. In fact, the first two or three dates; those should be on the GUY’S DIME! It’s showing that he has the capability of providing, and picking up a damn check any given time.

After that, if the lady wants to split a few bills from time to time, then you should let her. It’s a relationship; it’s all about give and take. If she’s nice enough to split a tab, even though your twelve beers take up roughly 60% of the bill, then let her. (And if that’s the case, then you should wife her up RIGHT THERE!)

And ladies, if you PICK UP A TAB………..that’s a WHOLE different story. The fact that I didn’t have to open my wallet for that one night just spices up the evening even more. And it’s not about being cheap; it’s about how the guy normally does shell out alot of the dough.


Folks, what are your thoughts about “going dutch” while you’re dating? Do you like it? Do you not like it? And tell me why! Let me know in the comments section below, or on my twitter account at @KShermanSports

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