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First date etiquette. Who should pay?

Posted By admin On September 9, 2009 @ 6:52 am In Romance | 1 Comment

By Dana Gornitzki

Much has changed in the modern world of etiquette, but dating - particularly the first date - still raises many questions for gentlewomen and gentlemen alike.

Victoria Namkung, a gentlewoman who pens the website [1] My Very Worst Date, recently commented in the [2] Huffington Post on how this very topic is a “hot-button issue”.

Indeed, the world of modern romance attracts all sorts of opinions, particularly now that gentlepeople often encounter each other first in a digital setting.

You know that dating “rules” have changed if [3] Peter Post - great grandson of etiquette guru [4] Emily Post - proclaims that “the person who does the asking does the paying”.

Now, your turn to vote:

And, while you are exercising your democratic right, join your fellow gentlereaders in declaring whether [5] chivalry is dead or alive. You can probably guess what we’re hoping for.

*originally posted on August 10, 2009

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URLs in this post:
[1] My Very Worst Date: http://myveryworstdate.com/
[2] Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/victoria-namkung/first-date-who-pays_b_226255.html
[3] Peter Post: http://www.emilypost.com/about/peter.htm
[4] Emily Post: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emily_Post
[5] chivalry is dead: http://mienmagazine.com/romance/is-chivalry-dead-take-this-poll/

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