Single Woman Claims Men Should Always Pay On First Date

A dating expert and radio host from Australia has sparked a debate online by saying men should always pay on the first date.

In the classic gentlemen tradition, guys have always treated their potential partner on the first date, but nowadays splitting the bill seems to have become more of a thing.

There’s one lady, however, who is of the mind that we need to go back to the old ways.

In a piece for News Corp, Jana Hocking said it is “manly” and “assertive” when a guy pays the bill and feels like a big “turn on”.

Jana wrote:

“You know straight away if the guy goes Dutch then he is more than likely not very interested in the date going further.

Let’s end this debate once and for all and just say, blokes pay for the first date! It’s hot, it’s manly, and will have us bragging to our friends.”

Jana Hocking/Instagram

Jana believes it’s okay to go 50/50 if you don’t have high hopes for the date to evolve into something more, but if you’ve developed a crush on that person then it’s much better to bring out the cash and treat the lady in order to show her that you’re serious about her.

She went on saying:

“I also clearly remember being on a date with a guy I thought I might quite like, but when he really stared at my purse as the bill came and wouldn’t even reach for his own until I had placed my card on the bill tray first. It left a bad taste in my mouth. Would he always be like this? Counting his pennies.”


Jana encouraged men to think outside the box when it comes to date ideas if they are short on cash and suggest going to a bar during happy hour if they could not afford to pay for a fancy dinner.

She even got the backing of a biological anthropologist.

Helen Fisher told

“Women want to know if a man will spend his resources on her. For millions of years they needed a partner to provide for their young, and they keep looking for that signal.”

Jana Hocking/Instagram

Unsurprisingly, the piece managed to ignite all sorts of feelings in people, with one woman writing in disagreement:

“I’d rather pay for my own, if they insist then I’d insist on picking up the bill for the next date. If I knew there wasn’t going to be a second date, I’d still hand over my share of the cost.”

Another person wrote:

“The person who asks for the date should pay. You’re offering to take them out. You’re asking them to accompany you. Take gender roles out of this equation.”

Do you believe men should pay the bill on the first date or are you more in favor of splitting? Let us know by joining the conversation in the comments and please share this article if you’ve found it of value.

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