People claim chivalry isn’t dead and men are still expected to pay on a date. A new poll of Meetville (dating app to find the right person), held from 2/11/14 to 8/11/14, reveals the public attitude towards money issues in a relationship.
For the question “Is it a man’s role to pay for a date?” 72% of participants have agreed and 28% have disagreed.
The total number of respondents was 114,536. From the USA – 50%, Canada – 4%, the UK – 11%, Australia – 6% and other countries – 29%.
Stephan Labossiere, Certified Relationship Coach, explains: “Men need to take care of women.That’s what biology tells them to do, and they feel good when they do it. And women need to feel cared for”, – says Stephan. However, he does also mention that nowadays more and more people have opened the door to the idea of women taking on some of the financial responsibility in dating.
Analysing the opinion of both men and women on the topic it was observed that male votes prevail in both “Yes” answer: 80%, and “No”answer: 66%.
Alex Cusper, Meetville service analyst, explains why male positive votes are prevailing. Paying for things is not just the gentlemanly thing to do, it also indicates that you are responsible, steady and well-established. And men are rather concerned of the impression they are going to make on their date.
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