Nowadays, with most women in the workforce and decades of fighting to gain equality, dating etiquette has become blurrier.
A study published in 2013 by Chapman University shows that things are indeed very complex: while the majority of men (84%) and women (58%) say that men pay for most dating expenses, 44% of women say they would not like men to let them pay even when they offer to do so (which they do in 57% of cases).
Long held beliefs about the etiquette of dating often mean that that men and women think they should behave in certain ways on dates, especially in the initial stages of getting to know someone.
This takes the question of who pays/ who can afford to pay out of the mix.This confusion is, of course, just as true in the Jewish community as it is in society at large. Some compromises attempt to reconcile old traditions and more modern thinking.For example, the man will pay for the first few dates and then let the woman pay for one out of every four or five dates.The world of dating is sometimes difficult for Jewish singles to navigate.One of the problems which arises recurrently is: who should pay when you go out on a date?