It’s bad enough that you wasted two hours listening to some stranger tell you stories about her cat, why should you shell out for artisanal cocktails too?Samantha Daniels, founder of Samantha’s Table, a professional matchmaking service, says that selective treating could backfire though.Forbes Magazine Signing up for an online dating site and finding yourself facing constant rejection is a frustrating experience.It's even worse if you're certain that all those cyber-strangers would see what a catch you are if they would just give you a chance to impress.Recently, I watched a TED talk by Amy Webb titled “How I Hacked Online Dating” (it’s really interesting and funny – I recommend it).Among other things, Webb describes why her initial online dating experiences were horrible and how she got to meet her prince charming.But a gay source stated that men should split the bill on a first date. Though in general I don’t recommend check-splitting, it makes sense on first dates, where being treated can lead to an uneasy sense of obligation.
The same thing goes for each of your roles in the relationship.“Pick and choose which women you pay for and you’ll end up with a bad reputation. Before looking at what each option means, you should consider what you want and want makes you happy.The woman should to pay her share on a first date, but this is merely a gesture.Jane Coloccia, who works in marketing and public relations, went on about 200 Internet dates over a period of eight years. Only the stingiest accepted her offer to split the check.Even if we just go for drinks, that’s or per date.” He’s pretty frustrated with the situation.