Situation: You ask someone out on a date, they agree. Do you pay for the first date?
I don't think I ever let my wife pay for our dates, but who's counting?
Asker pays unless it was clear in the asking that they didn't intend to.
If I invite you, it's on me. However, if there was an event, like a concert and I positioned it along the lines of "band X is coming to town, tickets are $50, I'm going to go, want to go and I'll grab you a ticket too?" That's different.
I don't mind paying, but my bf usually pays.
Whoever asks, pays.
I've never paid on a date, yes I do ask, but they never make me pay
If it is the first time, I will treat. Once we have established a relationship, it's each pays their own.