These Are The Ways Dating Has Changed In The Past Century

Men Don’t Always Pick Up The Tab

A man and woman look at one another over dinner at a restaurant.
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According to Bankrate, 37% of millennials expect to split the bill on the first date compared to 25% of baby boomers. According to the survey, this percentage has gradually increased every generation, including Generation Z (the ones younger than millennials) who came in at 39%.

There are many reasons why splitting the first date bill has become the norm. For one, women have risen in the workforce over the century, enabling them to provide for themselves. For two, dating isn’t always between one man and one woman, so in some relationships, gender roles are simply null and void.