Some etiquette experts will tell you that when a man and a woman meet for a first date, the man should always pay. Others say that its 2019, and women are perfectly capable of covering the bill.
Who should pay the bill on a date?
According to the most recent edition of Emily Posts Etiquette, the official rule is as follows: for a first date at least, the person who asks for the date should pay unless both parties agree in advance to share expenses, reports the Independent.
Is paying for a date legal?
Yes, it is illegal to ask for money for a date, a prostitute does that. However, if a boyfriend and a girlfriend are going out to dinner, to parties or even to a hotel to have sex, that is a mutual and consensual agreement of two parties.