It may sound old-fashioned, but in a study of more than 17,000 people, 84% of guys said they pick up the tab most of the time. More than half of women say they offer to pay, but many hope the men would say no. Dating experts say it's still expected that men will ask for the date, then pay for it.
As far as etiquette goes, the one who does the asking should do they paying, Lizzie Post of the Emily Post Institute says. Stay smooth by working out who pays ahead of time rather than waiting for the bill to arrive.