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Marija Kovačević

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Who pays on a first date?

I've come across a youtube video, with extracts from Hanna Rosin's TEDtalk, trying to "reveal" the true face of feminism.
As they said, women have double standards! On one hand fighting for equality, and on the other, expecting some gender roles to be respected.
The main argument was paying on a first date. Comparing his paying for a cup of coffee with paying for sexual services.
In my culture it is considered impolite to go Dutch, no matter number, or gender of people involved. Also, it is considered good manners for a man to pay, no matter if he's on a date, or with a friend, or a relative.

What do you think, is going Dutch a way to express woman's independence?
Is paying for a meal such a strong statement of emancipation?

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  • Jul 31 2011: The one who wants the date most, pays.

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