Was out on a double date with the guy I've recently started dating. My girlfriend and her date were taken aback (she told me later) when my date and I split our share of the bill. I've been doing this since we started seeing each other a month ago. He and I went out again and had a wonderful time, and I mentioned my friend's comment. His response was - "well, you and I were in the friend zone then". So I said "I wouldn't want you to pay for everything because then we wouldn't be able to go to a lot of nice places which I enjoy, but I also enjoy being treated." We have a few more dates coming up so I guess I will see what happens. As a feminist I think equal is better, as a woman I feel it's nice to be taken care of on occasion. Your thoughts ?