Never mind this Mars and Venus stuff: If you want to see how men and women think differently, ask them who shells out for dates. While 82 percent of men say they pay for most expenses after they've been dating for a while, only 58 percent of women think that's the case.
And although more than half of women overall — nearly two-thirds of those 35 and younger — say they offer to pay for dates, 39 percent hope the guy will turn down the offer and 44 percent get annoyed if he lets her pay.
"We've always had a double standard with men paying," said Janet Lever, sociology professor at California State University, Los Angeles, lead author of the report, "Who Pays for Dates? Following versus Challenging Conventional Gender Norms.