Everyone has his or her own opinion about who pays the bill at a restaurant, there is no right or wrong answer. Always offer to pay for your portion of the meal; it’s only fair. If your date insists on paying for your share, then state you’ll pay for the meal next time. This will help to get the ball rolling for arranging another date. If it’s a first date, splitting the bill is the best option. Never sit back and wait for your date to pay; you’ll come across as rude and they’ll feel like you’re taking advantage of them.