Dating etiquette survey
“Women are constantly trying to improve themselves,” says Meinhofer, who teaches financial education classes and finds that most of her students are women.
“So things like being very mindful of their credit score, this is something that is very, very common in women.” To Meinhofer, bringing up salary ranges and credit scores on a first date is a bad idea.
In the survey, 22 percent of male participants and 20 percent of female participants say they would feel somewhat or very much bothered if their date had a higher salary.
More than 1 in 5 women (21 percent) say that knowing their date’s credit score would have a big impact on their interest in their date.
“Money involves feelings such as shame, fear, anxiety, worry, avoidance,” Meinhofer says.
“So because it triggers these feelings, it just makes it even harder and uncomfortable to have the conversation.” When you’re dating someone, it’s easy to put off a conversation about money — until you’re forced to address it.
But according to this survey, the old three-date rule is out, and now, women are waiting five dates before having sex. Five dates seems like an OK amount of time to spend getting to know each other. My point is, there isn't a universal right amount of time for every person.
(Evidently, they are also waiting for 12 text conversations, two gifts, and three movie nights. There isn't even necessarily a right amount of time for one person in every situation.
Some 39 percent of Gen Zers and 37 percent of millennials expect to split the bill on the first date. He tends to bring up the topic when picking restaurants and openly questions whether an option is in his date’s price range.
Gender-based expectations come into play in other ways during first dates.
For example, more men (28 percent) than women (21 percent) say they would feel comfortable talking about dollars and cents when dating someone new.
More than 1 in 5 (21 percent) say it would have a large impact on their interest in dating someone.
Money is one of the last remaining taboos, Meinhofer says.