Never ran into this personally (I’m late 50s, married, last date was 1999), although I did have a “I get it this time, you get it next time” date (she did, btw).

My sister, back in her dating days, recounted how she paid for a first date, but it was to make sure there was no expectation whatsoever that she owed the guy anything. “It was worth paying just to make sure he went away.” This would have been in the 90s, I think.

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