You better pick up the tab, or forget it."I'm old school. I think in the end, you can't blame anyone for wanting a free meal.Yes, splitting is a wonderful idea, but it's really not that simple.

While it's always fun to be treated by anyone, date or friend, for many, splitting the bill on a date just seems like the "right" thing to do. Before I give anymore away, here's what the ladies had to say about splitting the bill.

It's not only fair, but seems completely normal in a society where the majority of people, no matter their gender, have an income. Whoever asks for the date, should be the one who pays."First date: it's up to whoever asked. But if it's something special that I've set up, it's all on me," says Jen, 36."I think in the beginning, whoever asked for the date should pay, just out of courtesy, and the fun of dating.

I hope no Dutch uncle is going to get me in Dutch over all my Dutchisms (or should they be Netherlandisms?

) in this article, but how else to convey the news that Amazon has opened a Dutch website,, offering its wares in the Netherlands?

The man paying on dates, the first date especially, has been a long held tradition steeped in chivalry, the fact that women didn't have jobs in some cases (we're talking way back in the day), and a bit of sexism, too.

Since the Women's Right Movement kicked up the long-lying, archaic dust off the ground, one of the big questions, when it comes to dating, is: Should the guy pay?Dare one say they went Dutch on the Netherlands ebook market?Dutch News certainly didn’t mind saying so, although they also noted reports, contradicted elsewhere, from the Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (Dutch Broadcast Foundation) that Dutch publishers had been “dreading” Amazon’s debut in the Netherlands.(As a bisexual lady, I feel OK about this since I do the asking about as often as I get asked, so it doesn't seem skewed.Plus, I have made the first move with guys before.) After a bit, when things get more serious, I think it makes sense to take turns paying or to split the bill (whichever is more convenient).When Greg protests the boy won't be 'rescued' like Dharma, she claims she doesn't need a provider, a claim they test by going Dutch in all domestic matters.