Should I always insist on principle that I contribute fairly?

In the past, men automatically took responsibility for the check as they typically made more or worked more than women.

Now, we live in a society where women are battling men in the workplace and are often financially independent.

“I never even pretend to reach if it’s a first date.

That’s just standard,” says another editor, “unless, it’s a confusing situation where I don’t know if we’re on a date or we’re just friends.

As if the whole concept of dating weren’t awkward enough, it always gets weirder during that dreaded moment when a waiter drops off the check on a table.

In the past, the standard was the man always took care of the bill, but in 2014, when gender roles have radically changed, do the same old rules still apply? You can see how things these days have gotten a little confusing.Now, the only indicator we have of who should pay the bill is the overall mood of the date.Are you counting the minutes until the check comes?The “reach”More than half of the staff agreed, you should always reach inside your bag once the check arrives—even if you don’t intend to pay.“You do the fiddling, the shuffling, and give them enough time to reach for their own wallets to take care of the bill,” says one editor, “or else what’s the option? No, that’s too awkward.” But a few others believe that during a first date, the reach—even a fake one—is out of the question.Regardless of your feelings on the matter, whatever you do, don't leave the house without enough money to pay for at least your share.