Do dating couples talk
Picking up the bill is about “power in a relationship and how men and women want to think about their roles,” says Galena Rhoades, Ph.D., professor with the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver.Is he controlling, rigid, the powerhouse or just a sweetie pie who just wants to kind of love on you and take care of you?
But if one or both of you refuses to budge on your stance, that could change an orange flag to a red one.
How much debt, exactly, is he bringing to the relationship, and how will you both handle it? How much debt, exactly, is he bringing to the relationship, and how will you both handle it?
And others say, “I can pay my own way, thank you,” so let’s split the bill.
After all, even in our evolved world, the man expects — and in some cases is expected — to pay.“Let him pay at least the first two to three times, and then on the third or fourth date by all means if you want to, absolutely offer to pay the bill,” says relationship expert Kailen Rosenberg.
“But if he doesn’t want you to, [listen to how] he explains his reason why, because that can show some other signs of what he’s going to be like.