When dating, men still pay

NICOLE PRYOR
Last updated 09:56 13/08/2013
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EMPTY PROMISES: Fifty-seven percent of ladies may offer to pay, but 38% hope the guy will refuse and just pay anyway.

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Romance comes at a price - and the bill is most likely be footed by men, says a new study.

Most men pay for dates because they feel guilty taking money from potential love interests, reported The Times

Over 75% of men felt guilty taking money from a potential love interest, and 64% wanted to split the bill.

And the trend did not stop after the courting phase.

Over 80% of men and 58% of women reported men paid for dates even after they had been going out for a while.

Fifty-seven percent of women said they had offered to pay for a date - but 39% still hoped the man would reject their offer.

The study, based on data from more than 17,000 people, was conducted by psychologist David Frederick from Chapman University, California.

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