What this means is that each person pays for their own expenses. In most cultures, it is generally the guy pays because it is the right thing to do as a “gentleman.” However, some guys argue that in a time and culture where women wants to be treated equal, they should not have to pay for all the dates. I tend to see people as people so I don’t assume that a guy is not a gentleman because he does not offer to pay for a date. I feel like a date is spending time together because both people wants to be there and my company is no more valuable than his. Similarly, if I am out with a group of girls, I can pick up the tab or vice versa. It is amazing how when a younger group is polled, most men says that they feel like they should pay but as the group gets older and the dates start adding up, this attitude tends to shift.