Paying while dating: meet the men who pick up the check : and those who don't

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At some point between when Sex and the City began airing and now, the dinner date was lost, with nary a hashtag or R. Once the gold standard of early relationship milestones, the dinner date's become an increasingly rare occurrence, thanks in part to the proliferation of dating apps—which understandably favor less demanding first dates, like drinks or coffee—as the main vehicle to meet other singles. It was a concrete moment in time where a couple took things to the next level—a clear start of something. Most people I know, myself included, chose near-arbitrary dates when trying to pinpoint an anniversary.