I use to try to cover dating costs more often because I felt it was my job since I made more money and considered myself an independent woman. I also have a lot more expenses though, and would spend money I shouldn't because I wanted to go out and felt bad about having the guy pay. I went to pay a tab the other day and had to think a lot harder about how much to tip than I should have. I realized it had been several months since I had paid a tab. I felt bad for a minute. I think it should just depend on who has more "extra" money at the time.