The practice of the man picking up the bill and paying it on dates is a bit dated these days, if not obsolete, and in some cultures, it can even come across as insulting for the man to insist to pay the bill, especially on the first date.
However, the expectation of the man covering the bill is still alive in the U.S. to some extent, and we’ve seen it lead to some pretty awkward situations.
The two participants in the date in this story agreed on upfront that they would “Go Dutch”, which is a very sensible and honest way of dealing with things.
However, one side of the party wasn’t participating in the deal to split the bill, and it led to a pretty awkward situation.
Well, we can say that the date didn’t go quite well.
What do you think about it? Was he wrong for leaving like that?
This is what people on Reddit, where the story was shared, had to say about the situation: