Tamar Braxton has Twitter debating an age-old life issue.
Should women and men go dutch on a date?
This was her tweet:
Is there something wrong with me not wanting to go half with a dude? I don’t mind paying for BOTH of us sometimes but I’m not going half NONE of time! It’s a total turn off for me. Do y’all guys think going half is sexy? Maybe I’m old school.. but that ain’t it. what y’all think?
— Tamar Estine✨ (@TamarBraxtonHer) October 11, 2021
Let me go first!
If I were on the dating scene I would rather he pay for everything or I pay for everything than go half.
There you go I said it!
On Twitter, many tend to agree, but there are others who do not mind and do not find it a turn-off.
One Twitter user noted that there is nothing wrong with how Tamar felt.
😊I’m a traditional girl myself. Therefore, I see nothing wrong with being turned off about going half, while on a date.
— Portland’s Halloween Party (@starporty) October 11, 2021
another called it tacky.
Definitely not going half. Like you said, I’ll pay sometimes but half is tacky to me.
— ✨🧚🏽 (@jessbecause____) October 11, 2021
Another person said “If it’s a first date the guy should pay.
But I think after a few dates either we take turns paying.
But If you going out with friends go in half but not all the time or take turns paying.
If it’s a first date the guy should pay. But I think after a few dates either we take turn paying. But If you going out with friends go in half but not all the time or take turn paying.
— La Dotto (@LaDotto1) October 11, 2021
and another person said she absolutely will not go half period because she spends too much money on looking amazing for the date in the first place.
I’m never going half on a date. It cost me $300-$500 to make sure my hair, make-up 💄, nails 💅, dress 👗, shoes 👞, sitter, and gas is secured. Then I gotta go half on a date!? Chile Please!
— Marjorie (@Marjori67286957) October 11, 2021
I gotta keep it real @TamarBraxtonHer if it’s involving food, I’ll always go half😂😂😂but them bills, I’ma have to let them go whole😂😂😂
— Maria Whitaker (@fatgirlcutie) October 11, 2021
This was also an interesting take on the debate! This person suggested that there shouldn’t be any hard and fast rules until there is a relationship.
Going dutch eliminates monetary pretenses when you are just getting to know each other.
Hard and fast rules about who should pay what and when shouldn’t come until the relationship is serious. Before that, going Dutch eliminates monetary pretenses. We just getting to know each other. Let it be about that. And not about copping free meals.
— Senator KBJr., PhD. (@JRsenator) October 11, 2021
Turn off! I’ll pay full sometimes but I don’t like that half thing. Like buy a meal if you buying a meal! I’ll do the same
— Nia Pataj (@niapataj) October 11, 2021
It depends on the circumstances. If it’s a special night that the guy initiated, it makes sense for him to pay. If it’s something that I initiate, makes sense for me to treat. But if we’re just grabbing a burger or coffee or something, splitting it works for me.
— Lisa BeeWare! 💀 (@leebee4life) October 11, 2021
I’m a whole gay man and it’s low key a turn off for me too. But it’s all about you, what makes happy, and your expectations. 🤷🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/FGqPtXCiPz
— F E L I P É 👑 (@ifelipecharming) October 11, 2021
I am not going half on nuthin!!! My daddy always told us a real man isn’t going to ask a woman for anything and that included the time of day because he has his own watch! I expect my man to pay for the meal and hell no, I am not leaving the tip. His bday, I go all out for him!
— Sonya Pearson (@SonyaPearson1) October 11, 2021
What are your thoughts?
Do you think going half is a turn-off? Comment below!