Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Monday | July 6, 2009
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Who should foot the bill?

Our last post on who should foot the bill when a man invites a woman out has our bloggers putting in their two cents. Come visit the Flair team at gleanerblogs.com and let's discuss what we can't print!

Here are some of the comments:

The man should pay at all times, whether he extended the invitation or not. Females should be treated to the best things in life, that's why we (men) are here.

No disrespect, but I think it is very bad for a man to make the lady pay.

- The one

I think it goes without saying that the man should pay once he's the one who has extended the invitation.

In this situation, the guy was just being cheap, $1,700? Oh please, ridiculous. If it was more like $17,000, I could understand splitting the bill.

- Yani

If a man wants to call himself a man, then he should foot the bill at all times. Any man who lets a woman foot the bill is not a man.

- Bob

Some invited party normally use this opportunity to demand where they want to go and what type and quantity of what they want to consume, even if they don't normally have same when they are treating themselves.

However, I don't see anything wrong with splitting, but if that is the intention, then it should be highlighted.

On the other hand, there are those who are 'hell bent' on impressing by making offers they know their pockets can't afford. If you can only afford Smirnoff Ice, don't offer Hypnotic.

Where taking extra persons is concerned, a lot of invited parties use it as an opportunity to look cool; please don't bring town and parade just because you got an invitation. Discuss it with the host and if it's not ok with him or her, it simply means it cannot be afforded or an extra person is an intrusion.

- Saint

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