Insist On Paying The Bill
It’s nice to offer to help split the bill on your first date with a potential suitor – it shows consideration on your part after all. But we certainly don’t expect him to accept it. What we expect is for him to wholeheartedly, unabashedly insist on paying. Yes, indeed. That shows that he really wants to make a good impression on you.
But what if there is an awkward hesitation from him which ends up with the words “well, you can take care of the tip.” BUZZKILL. There’s nothing more disappointing then feeling that your date is uncertain about covering the costs of a date that he basically set up. This is his time to shine – to show he’s THE MAN. If he doesn’t insist at this point, you can forget about him doing it later.