76% of men believe the guy should pay for the flight.
24% of men believe the girl should pay for the flight.
70% of women believe the guy should pay for the flight.
30% of women believe the girl should pay for the flight.
SO… Should a guy pay for your flight if you’re visiting him?!
The data says YES — the majority of men AND women (187 out of 256 people = 73%) believe the man should be paying for your flight if you’re going to visit him for the first time.
The F word (finances) can make things pretty dang awkward at times. If you truly do not want to pay for the flight and you’re not picking up on the vibe that he is offering, I would say something along the lines of “put me on a flight and I’m there ;)” — make it playful! If he suggests that you book it and you’re annoyed by this, you may need to shift your perspective and consider this as an investment into your potential relationship with this guy. It’s very likely he will be paying for everything once you get there and he may believe that’s an equal investment to you purchasing your flight.
Regardless, like, I get it. I’m not trying to drop hundreds of dollars on a flight to potentially not have a great time with someone I’m just getting to know, but guess what… they’re thinking the SAME thing. So I would weigh out how much you like this guy, but most importantly… if he’s a good guy (lol). It’d be a shame to drop hundreds of dollars on a flight for a fck boi.
If you cannot afford the flight at the moment, I would be honest about that. People who genuinely want things to happen, make them happen – this I promise you.
I hope this information helped clear things up for you if you’re deciding who should be paying for flights between the two of you during the early stages of dating.
Thank you to all the men and women who voted from our Instagram community!
Should a Man Pay For a Woman’s Flight For a Visit? — SELF CARE EVERY DAMN DAY is written by Stephanie Daily for www.selfcareeverydamnday.com