Men often want to know how women feel about the man paying on the first date, but the answer isn’t black and white. There are few women who think that men should always pay under all circumstances or women who think that they should always pay on the first date and only let more established boyfriends pick up checks. It’s a case-by-case decision. Dates are a time investment, an emotional investment, a mental investment and an energy investment. How much of a return we feel we are getting on any or all of those investments affects how much we think our date should pay. And honestly, sometimes we’re just broke and can’t pay. You might catch a date who just got a $5,000 bonus at work that day and wanted to celebrate by blowing $100 on champagne. That might have nothing to do with her liking you. See, it’s complicated. Here are hilarious things women think about who should pay on a first date.