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52 Responses to The Complete Man Code to Picking Up the Check

  1. Profile photo of gnazzah
    gnazzah Male 30-39
    203 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 10:08 am
    Link: The Complete Man Code to Picking Up the Check - Guys, chances are you don`t know what they hell you`re doing when you`re at a restaurant or bar. Here`s how it`s done...
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 10:59 am
    Allot of that is pre programmed into us anyway!
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    chelseycake Female 13-17
    275 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 10:59 am
    haahaa i treat my boyfriend to lunch/dinner like a third of the time :q
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2009 at 11:39 am
    aww, my post got removed on this!
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    PinkAndGreen Female 13-17
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    November 11, 2009 at 11:50 am
    I always insist on paying for what I buy. Guys always paying is stupid
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2009 at 11:52 am
    "Chivalry is dead, and women killed it"

    -Dave Chapelle-

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    IkeRay Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2009 at 11:53 am
    my high school girlfriend paid for both of us almost 75% of the time if not more, my current wife while we were dating did the same.

    I know its common courtesy for the man to pick up the tab, but all the girls I dated and I paid the bill, not ostentatiously either mind you, ended in a failed relationship. the 2 girls who took the bill were my longest relationships.

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    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2009 at 11:55 am
    thank god my girl and me go 50-50...it has nothing to do with cheapness, its a very stupid idea that the male has to pay every time. if you both have jobs y not spend some money on our dates instead of ur $150 Uggs
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    TopperHey Male 18-29
    1930 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    A restaurant has never checked me for anything after a meal, ever. I have no idea what this article is talking about.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 12:11 pm
    Boooooo!! This is old fashioned. All of the dates I`ve been on, the girl has always at least offered to pay her share.
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    Samsquanch Male 30-39
    792 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 12:29 pm
    if you both have jobs y not spend some money on our dates instead of ur $150 Uggs

    Obviously you haven`t heard man`s favourite word...fellatio.

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    Joolin Male 18-29
    1002 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 12:43 pm
    This has been out-dated for at least 20 years. I`m pretty sure even the most conservative opinion is that the guy pays for the first few dates and after that it`s either alternating or 50/50. Again, that`s still pretty conservative.
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    cagel Female 18-29
    275 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    SEXIST.

    And you may complain that I am killing chivalry and you`d be damn right. Chivalry is a display, not an actuality of respect. I would rather be equal to everyone, pay my own check, and be respected for who I am as a person than had doors held for me merely because I am a woman.

    I never expect a man to pay my way. I am an adult and can fund my own fun. That being said, I treat people to meals all the time, and sometimes receive them myself. You know why? Because that`s what friends who respect and enjoy each other do; regardless of gender.

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    DeeCache Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2009 at 1:04 pm
    must be cagels time of the month
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    November 11, 2009 at 1:28 pm
    If you look at other articles written by the same fool they`re all along the lines of "The Complete Man Code to _____"
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    cannibal151 Male 18-29
    1550 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    "SEXIST.

    And you may complain that I am killing chivalry and you`d be damn right. Chivalry is a display, not an actuality of respect. I would rather be equal to everyone, pay my own check, and be respected for who I am as a person than had doors held for me merely because I am a woman.

    "I never expect a man to pay my way. I am an adult and can fund my own fun. That being said, I treat people to meals all the time, and sometimes receive them myself. You know why? Because that`s what friends who respect and enjoy each other do; regardless of gender."

    =================================================

    Oh, hello there Feminazi.

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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 1:56 pm
    What load of poo, the author should be the one "man up" on "manliness" and exercise common sense

    and those that don`t use or have common sense should be relegated to shallow end of the gene pool

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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    cagel, men are raised to open doors for women (although, if I`m first through a door, I hold it open for who ever is behind me). Men are taught to respect women. Men are taught to pay the bill. etc. etc.

    It`s not a sign of disrespect. It really isn`t. It`s simply showing respect to women by treating them with respect. This isn`t a bad thing. It`s not that we think you can`t hold the door for yourself. It`s that we want to show you a level of respect you deserve. If a woman holds a door open for me, I thank her. I don`t feel patronized or belittled.

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    Vindictive Female 18-29
    1077 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    stupid feminists. someone holds the door for you, a kind gesture, and you complain because you feel like you have to one-up the man. real classy.
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    odc Female 18-29
    318 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    How about ASK the chick who she thinks should pay on the FIRST date. If her philosophy and yours don`t match, find a different girl.
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    BeatleAddict Female 13-17
    226 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 3:17 pm
    Cagel: Seriously? Many people (myself included) always open doors for people as a common courtesy, provided they`re nearby. I really don`t get why you would want to be given less respect than everyone else, especially as a defense for feminism.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
    1677 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 4:31 pm
    I think everybody is misunderstanding cagel. She didn`t say she didn`t want people opening doors for her, she said she didn`t want people opening doors for her.. just because she`s a woman. There`s a difference.

    "It`s simply showing respect to women by treating them with respect. This isn`t a bad thing. It`s not that we think you can`t hold the door for yourself. It`s that we want to show you a level of respect you deserve."

    I don`t know what you`re talking about. If you open the door open for everybody, then go nuts. But I don`t see why you need to `show respect` for women by opening doors for them, because they `deserve respect`. Everybody deserves respect. When you make it about gender, it gets weird.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15774 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    I would really like it if people paid for my check at a restaurant... but that has nothing to do with chivalry. It`s because I`m a broke-ass college student.
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    teddyboy11 Male 18-29
    101 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    Sexism is a cop-out. It`s called dating. If i were dating a guy, guess what I would do? I would pick up the tab, open the door, and treat that person nicely. The way you treat someone you are dating in order to show favor and affection. If he tried to do the same thing for me, we would have a chuckle, and then bone.
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    premierwondr Male 18-29
    975 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    samsquatch if u werent kidding id be pissed haha
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    yayforme Male 18-29
    156 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 5:31 pm
    "It`s because I`m a broke-ass college student."
    So am I! What are we gonna do, then? :P
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    p0l4r21 Male 18-29
    504 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 5:39 pm
    I don`t pay for every meal I will pay for half or pay if the girl is short on cash.
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    SuperSmash Male 18-29
    3758 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    There were some heavy boxes at work the other day, so a female co-worker asked me and another guy to handle them. I asked why and she said it was because we were guys. I then told her I could not work in such a sexist environment and refused to do it. Next time anything needs to be organized I`ll call her over and ask her to do it up becuase she`s a woman and they`re better at those kind of things.

    Note: I was only joking and took it as a compliment that she needed my strong, manly muscles to help out. Of course, she should take it as a compliment when I need her superior organizational skills.

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    gamerdude94 Male 13-17
    404 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    Meh. I hold the door open for anyone, not just girls. And girls will hold doors open for me. It`s just being polite.
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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1408 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    Good thing I don`t have to worry about this stuff since I don`t go on dates, or eat food with people! No money problems! Yay...!
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
    7935 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    "I would rather be equal to everyone, pay my own check, and be respected for who I am as a person than had doors held for me merely because I am a woman."

    See its people like you that make it hard for men like me.
    You go out with one girl and she`s like "Pfft im i-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t I don`t need no man opening my doors"

    then you meet another girl who is like "What a bastard you won`t even attempt to do a nice thing for me?"

    WOMEN, STOP CONFUSING US.

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    fatex52986 Male 18-29
    1129 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 8:45 pm
    so true lol
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    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3829 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    didnt tell me anything i didnt already know.
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    jkuroneko Female 18-29
    73 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    Hmmm, I guess I`m thinking about this whole paying thing wrong... I dunno, if I was going steady with a guy, I`d assume we`d flip flop who pays for it seems more even. And if the girl asked the guy out, wouldn`t the person who did the asking pay, regardless of gender?

    "WOMEN, STOP CONFUSING US."

    No, because it`s too amusing. =P XD

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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    "See its people like you that make it hard for men like me.
    You go out with one girl and she`s like "Pfft im i-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t I don`t need no man opening my doors"

    then you meet another girl who is like "What a bastard you won`t even attempt to do a nice thing for me?"

    WOMEN, STOP CONFUSING US."

    As long as I get to open doors too for guys, and I buy meals for them back, we`re good.

    It`s not a matter of chivalry or lack thereof. I have a job. I make money. I`m not desperately broke. Therefore I should be able to use my income to buy meals for my boyfriend as well, or cover the concert, or movies, or drinks, etc.

    Chivalry/buying meals etc for women used to make sense. Women were supposed to be in the house, they didn`t have paying jobs, etc.

    But if you`re a woman, and you have a job, and you`re making a steady income, it`s just drated up to expect the guy to pay for everything.

    There`s only been one time chivalry`s ever pissed me off: t

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    simim23 Female 18-29
    1427 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    There`s only been one time chivalry`s ever pissed me off: this guy thought he was being smooth and actually threw his jacket down over a puddle for me.

    Except his jacket wasn`t thick enough to do poo in the 4-inch mini pool and all it did was make him look stupid and me wonder WTF?

    And then he flat out said because I was a woman I shouldn`t be getting my feet dirty.

    Well drat yourself. Buy something outside of Hot Topic next time.

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    KMeTG Male 18-29
    1265 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm
    "Mano y mano is what you would expect: to each his own."

    Correct me if I`m wrong, but doesn`t `mano y mano` mean `hand to hand`?

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    msieg007 Male 18-29
    2035 posts
    November 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm
    KMeTG: It`s actually "hand and hand". You did say to correct you if you were wrong.

    And I think that if a dude asks a girl out on a date, she shouldn`t have to pay, because the dude asked her to be there in the first place.

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    KMeTG Male 18-29
    1265 posts
    November 12, 2009 at 2:04 am
    Thanks (Y)
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    theferret Female 18-29
    136 posts
    November 12, 2009 at 4:03 am
    my boyfriend and i always just pay for ourselves.
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    GothicQueen Male 13-17
    4376 posts
    November 12, 2009 at 6:09 am
    I think it`s ridiculous men should have to pay for everything. Just because you`re a girl doesn`t entitle you to a free meal.
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    kirstoner Female 18-29
    535 posts
    November 12, 2009 at 6:37 am
    Well, that`s just complete bs. Offer to pay, but then I`ll refuse & we`ll split it. That`s usually how it goes down in my world.
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    baileyabb Female 18-29
    896 posts
    November 12, 2009 at 8:38 am
    I have always paid for my (ex)boyfriends....`cause I date losers,evidently.
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    KatieLady47 Female 18-29
    135 posts
    November 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm
    I always used to pay for my ex... cuz he was a broke ass. but my current boyfriend used to always buy when we FIRST started dating but now we usually take turns buying... cuz i DON`T like him paying ALL the time.
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    hwkiller Male 18-29
    490 posts
    November 12, 2009 at 12:42 pm
    I think if you ask someone out for a date, or just out in general, you should pay for the person.

    If it`s just something both want to go to, then each should pay themselves.

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    asweetpayne Female 30-39
    8 posts
    November 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    Lol @ baileyabb....
    GothicQueen...Um, yes it does. We have vaginas and boobies!!! Actually, when I first start dating someone he will pay the first 2 or 3 times then I start treating him. If it`s my idea to go out, or I pick the restaurant then I am definitely paying. I also ALWAYS pay for my parents, my nephew and his prego wife spend enough of my mom`s money.
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    lbrian523 Female 18-29
    4 posts
    November 12, 2009 at 7:35 pm
    If he doesn`t pay for you, it`s not a date. If she doesn`t let you pay for her, it`s not a date.
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    SammyCyanide Female 18-29
    427 posts
    November 12, 2009 at 10:00 pm
    I pay when I have money. Then for a while I will not be paying and it will go back to square one <.<
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    Looshk Female 18-29
    124 posts
    November 13, 2009 at 12:03 pm
    This isnt the case well not in my world anyways...
    My ex bf was a total BUM for the first few years we were dating and I paid for EVERYTHING!!!
    Eventually when he got a job the odds evened a little...

    Now I`m with a new guy who isnt a total loser and we do it 50/50 even though we`re BOTH out of work at the minute. Cant get anymore fair than that.

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    jjezebel Female 30-39
    24 posts
    November 13, 2009 at 5:03 pm
    We call it a cheque in the UK.
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    icecream2269 Female 18-29
    523 posts
    November 14, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    not true, my boyfriend and i pay for things pretty equally.
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    moefreak Female 18-29
    1963 posts
    November 16, 2009 at 11:41 am
    Love this phrase "when-the-relationship-gets-real-monotonous-and they-are-not-even-dates-anymore-because-she-is-wearing-sweatpants-and-has-no-makeup-on dates". Not true for most relationships though, once you are actually in a relationship, most of the time you split the bill. At least every relationship that I know of.

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