It's the age old dating question that in the dating world is still so difficult to answer. Who pays on a date? I am asking you, because of a recent dating experience I have had.

Last night, my boyfriend asked me to go out to dinner with him, and I said yes. We went to get sushi at a place I love in Portland called Kon Bistro. Dinner was delicious, and at the end, the bill comes. He turns to me and says, 'I am gonna have her split the bill'. Now, I am not gonna lie, I expected him to pay, because he asked me out on the dinner date. But, is that right? We have been seeing each other for about 5 months now, and he does pay for a lot when we go out to see a show, or to a bar. And, I do understand, times are changing; and we are more broke than ever sometimes. Now listen, I think that the man should always pay, to take care of his lady. But, as I have gotten older, I do chip in to pay for things more.

So, am I right in thinking that he should have paid, because he asked me out to dinner? Should the man in a relationship always be expected to pay on a date?