"One recent study discovered that 65 percent of women opt to pay on the first date.
I always advise clients to split the check, no matter what, because it shows you’re generous and not reliant."A generation back, it was often thought that a woman, specifically, would come across as too desperate, aggressive, or needy if she took initiative. Now that we're in the age of online dating, where singles are using dating apps or sliding into someone's DMs to express their interest, it seems pretty antiquated to wait on someone to ask you for your number.
You don't have to share in their beliefs, but you should probably be aware of where they stand. " will only take you so far."We should be able to talk about money, sex, and politics in the 21st century," says Maryanne Parker, founder of etiquette company Manor of Manners in San Diego.
"A date isn't a networking event or a business meeting where you can't discuss uncomfortable subjects.
But they're even worse when you hold back from asking pertinent questions that could determine whether someone is the right fit.Otherwise, how will you learn about each other's views, opinions, and interests?