The fellas must pay for the date

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London, Feb 8 (UNI) ''Going out for a dinner date? And who is going to foot the bill?'' ''Of course the man'' is what most women would answer.

According to recent statistics, half of the women surveyed expected men to pay the bill on a romantic meal out.

The findings revealed that 50 per cent are a ''cursory purse grabber'' - someone who makes as if to pay, but doesn't really intend to. It seems that most women want to be pampered and most don't expect to pay either.

Only three in ten offer to go dutch, while the rest simply sit back and do nothing, the Daily Mail reported.

The stats showed that chivalry was not dead as more than 75 per cent of men ready to pay even if the date had not gone well. As many as 85 per cent would quietly pick up the bill when the woman leaves the table to visit the cloakroom.

''The cursory purse grabber may sound like a pickpocket, and in reality that's what she is doing,'' Daily Mail quoted a spokesman for www.toptable.co.uk, an online restaurant booking agency as saying.

Most of the men also let a woman choose where to sit in a restaurant and let her order first, while 81 per cent of women agreed they liked to choose where to sit and just three per cent said they wanted a man to order for them.

And what was the height of chivalry? For 36 per cent it was the man picking up the bill, 37 per cent said if man kept her wine glass topped up, while 27 per cent considered man's standing up when a woman left the table.

Website editor Michelle Smith said, ''In a modern world of social networking and internet relationships, old-fashioned values at the dinner table remain.'' However, few man had forgotten even the basic courtsey. Fifteen per cent said if the waitress started flirting with them, they would flirt right back.

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