Who should pay on the first date? This has been a longstanding question when it comes to dating. For KC Concepcion, it should still be done by men even in today's modern society.
"No way! Not for me," she began.
KC pointed out that she just loves and appreciates it when the gentleman picks up the bill as it adds a kilig factor to their first time together.
"Actually, I really appreciate it every time the man shoulders the bill," she said, noting that it's her personal preference and that women can still decide whether they want to offer to take care of it.
"I think men really appreciate that but I think on the first date, I love it when the man takes care of the bill talaga," she said.
KC said that she gets butterflies when a man does so as it makes her feel that she's being taken care of.
"Pero kung hindi ganun 'yung nangyari, it doesn't mean na 'di okay," she emphasized. "I like to feel like a woman, na kilig ako. I'd like to be taken care of, ganun, kasi I know what I can offer. I know that mage-enjoy din siya with me."
While she agrees that splitting the bill is acceptable, she still believes that a woman shouldn't foot the entire expense unless she was the one who asked the man out.
"KKB okay lang, I guess, pero 'wag naman ikaw 'yung manglilibre sa kanya ng first date unless you asked him out, gustong gusto mo siya."
"You have to make him think, 'How do I get this girl?'" she added.
Her opinion was met with various reactions from social media users, with some saying that whoever invited one on a date should insist on paying for it.
"If ang guy ang nag-invite, tama lang naman na guy ang magbayad and when a guy made an effort and also pay the bill, I think safe to say na the girl is special and means a lot to him aand he is sincere. Mostly, ang gusto lang naman ng guy ay ma-appreciate [and] 'di ma-balewala ang effort at mabigyan ng fighting chance [sa] pag-pursue nya sa girl," a social media user wrote.
Another one agreed with KC, but noted they "prefer a fair share always."
Other Internet users also noted the importance of not assuming that the other will take care of the bill on their first date.
"Bringing money on any date is a must," a Facebook user commented.
"I think whoever initiated the date should insist on shouldering the bill, but that the other should also offer and never go on a date unless you can afford to pay for yourself," said another.