Etiquette Tuesday: Your Card or Mines??

[ 0 ] May 25, 2010 |

Dating has certainly changed. Shall we call this an experiment or an attempt to enter the dating world again?? Recently, we ventured out into the dating scene only to find things have evolved in all areas including being picked up for the first date to the types of places and outfits to wear on the first date. After kissing a few frogs, we thought just maybe we had stumbled on the prince. Boy, were we wrong…Hermit was still alive and well. Hence, the inspiration for this weeks Etiquette Tuesday: Who pays on the first date??

Call us old school or a straight up Victorian but the guy paying on the first date used to be the protocol. On this anonymous date, this guy thought it best to keep his wallet in his pocket after asking us to go on the date…*side eye* *glance*. Now we are no cheapo, “gold-digger” or the like but if you invite us to come out for a drink, we generally expect the first round is on you. We could be wrong, we have been rather spoiled over the past few years with our Southern Comfort protege. The Etiquette tip is simple: If you invite the lady out, you pay for (*at the very least) the first round. If you invite your friends out for beer and chips, totally different story…split the rounds up or each man for himself.

Needless to say, this date went down as research. Some things about dating should never change and if you want our opinion this is definitely one of them…

Category: Food.Fun.Stuff.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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