(The Frisky) -- It seems that all anyone is talking about lately is the economy, so why is money still such a tough topic to discuss with your nearest and dearest? Phil feels otherwise, my take on this has always been he (or she) who asks, pays.They say married couples fight over money more than anything else, but what about when you just started dating? (The bloviating shrink says men should always be the ones to pony up.) And if you don't pay for the whole thing, you should at least offer to split the tab.Mingle2is one of the top free online dating services to meet people from all over Pays de la Loire. In January, we began Money Diaries, a series that looks at how millennial women around the world spend their money.Incredibly (to me), most women I spoke to thought I was an idiot and firmly believed the dude should always pay on a first date -- though for some this was a recent change of heart.Kate, a 33-year-old writer told me, "I tend to try to pay for myself, but as I get older and more comfortable with my awesomeness, I kind of wish and hope that the other person will be a little more old-fashioned about it." Good point.In today's times, when there is so much talk all around about woman's equality and liberation, the dating rules are fast changing too.Today, it is not always the man who asks a woman out.
But the mixed signals from readers made me think twice.If someone's eating opposite Amazing Me, shouldn't she or he pay for the privilege?After all, I'm entertaining and cute and if you let me order dessert there may be some smooching in your future.As we hoped, it inspired many conversations about salaries and spending habits.But we also noticed commenters had strong opinions on one particular topic: men picking up the tab.“Anyone else put off by the boyfriend chipping in to pay the things?Sure, he might be staring adoringly deep into your eyes, but then again, his pants might be held up with duct tape.