OK, that doesn't sound very progressive, but let's hear them out, shall we? Check out the video below.
The woman, who goes by the username @ask.nelly, reckons that men should always foot the bill for the first date, especially if it was them that made the first move in the relationship.
Sharing a video captioned simply 'I said what I said', she outlined her reasoning behind it all.
Here we go.
She said: "Men should never let a woman pay for a first date because if you're asking a girl out and then going Dutch, it just shows you're cheap."
Righto, so why is that then?
Nelly reckons that men who refuse to pay for the whole amount on the first date look as if they weren't 'raised right' and are 'not chivalrous' or are 'dating out of their price range'.
Of course, this is nonsense. It's really up to both parties on the date to decide what everyone is comfortable with.
What if the woman doesn't want the whole thing paid for?
Anyway, Nelly continued: "By that [dating out of their price range] I mean you're taking a girl out on a date you can't afford to do, so instead of trying to flex on a nice dinner, you're better off taking her on a picnic in the park.
"And even the most progressive girls who insist they split it with you and say they don't mind... do mind.
"Not because they can't afford it, but because it shows us your character and if you're a girl and you've paid for first dates, I want to tell you that he ain't it sis."
Obviously, this video has garnered quite a bit of attention, with more than 83,000 views and a whole heap of comments from people who are on both sides of the divide opinion-wise.
One person said: "As a man that likes to show how much of a provider I am, I'll take a girl to a picnic at the park if I have no money, over dinner at a restaurant."
Another wrote: "Lol what? It's 2021. Whoever asks the other person out should pay for the date."
A third said: "I would rather pay for myself. Then there are no 'expectations'."
One woman chipped in: "Am I the only woman who always either pays for the first date or splits it and would never let a man pay? It makes me uncomfortable when people pay."
As if the dating world wasn't complicated enough, right?
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