by Jay Remer, the Etiquette Guy
First dates are not always easy; we complicate things with anticipation, agendas, and intentions. I have recently been asked a number of questions about first dates. The most burning question - not surprisingly - is about finances. Who pays the tab on the first date? The most traditional dates usually involved a man asking a woman on a date. Traditionally, the man pays -- always, with no exceptions. But in our modern day, the person who issues the invitation should also be the one to pay.