Russian men seem to be eager to split the bill, journalist Arina Holina reports. The new dating ethics are emerging, Arina concludes.Gentlemen ask a reasonable question: if a woman wants to be independent, have the same rights and build a successful career, why can’t she pay for herself? “Finally, they [men] could evaluate profitability of feminism,” she states.An expert in etiquette Irina Novikova states that in the modern society it is acceptable when a man and a woman share expenses on a date.But if the woman’s income is much lower than the man’s, the guy should cover the expenses.
Her idea is not really clear but again the point is that the man should be the one to pay, make the first step and seduce the woman.
Another girl, Maria, 28 years old, married, is convinced that a guy should be the one who pays the bill.
She states that a man is a conqueror and a provider.
Things have not changed yet and Russian men still pay for dates.
However, the dating rules are starting to evolve, even in Russia.
Arina notes that this particular lady never had a boyfriend who behaved this way.