3. Be Prepared to Pay
There are no rules written in stone with regard to who picks up the check at the end of a dinner date. On the other hand, gentlemen ought to still be arranged to pay for at any rate the first date. Having no expectations of paying and letting it show when the check arrives is not likely to impress. Both parties should at least attempt to pay for the entire meal, and if neither side relents, splitting the costs is a decent trade off.