Even though the old-school, traditional days of dating are over, if its a first date, the guy will usually pay for the girl (or at least make a serious attempt when the check comes)... But how long into a relationship should it be before the girl starts paying her way? Should there be certain occasions in which the guy should always pay (Valentine's day, for example)? One time my girlfriend and I were deliberating over the distribution of financial obligation. i thought that it should be a split ( occassionaly) after being together for two years. That is, he pays sometime, and she pay sometime. I, of course, made it known to her that I did not want he to always pay. Also, we are both poor college kids with equally low incomes! What do you think of this? How do you/would you split it up? Girls - do you like being paid for, or do you like to pay your way? Guys - do you really like paying for the girl or are you secretly relieved when they insist on paying?? ITS FRUSTRATING ME!!!! super big argument:x:x:x:x!!