You should go on a second date if you enjoyed the first date.
Even though this guy that you met on an online dating website didn’t pay for the first date, it doesn’t mean that he won’t pay for the second.
If you actually enjoyed your time with him on the first date, it may be to your benefit to go on a second date with him and see what he does.
He may not have paid for the first date because he may not have really considered it to be a “proper” date.
Many guys that you meet on an online dating website do not consider the first meeting that they have with a girl as a “first date.”
Oftentimes, they look at that first meeting as a “first introduction.”
This is where they get to feel you out to see whether they would actually want to take you out on a “proper” second date.
As a result, a guy like this would not feel the need to make a financial investment in paying for the first date.
This is especially true if you went on a relatively inexpensive first date with this guy.
Perhaps he asked you to meet him at a coffee shop, smoothie bar or ice cream parlor.
These are all relatively inexpensive locations that he considers a good place to have a “first introduction” with you.
Again, there are lots of guys that use an online dating website who have this approach.
They don’t look at this first meeting in the same way that they look at a first date with a girl that they asked out in the real world.
To them, asking a girl out in the real world often comes with a lot more risk and courage than what they experience when asking a girl out on an online dating website.
Some of these guys can send several messages to multiple girls on an online dating website asking them out and some of those girls will agree within a few short hours.
This is too easy.
It is not the same as approaching a girl in real life and having the courage to ask her out.
Due to the higher level of difficulty that comes with approaching a girl in real life and asking her out on a date, they will often put a lot more work into that first date than they would with a girl that they asked out on an online dating website.
This is often why these guys will typically go for a much more “proper” first date with a girl that they have asked out in real life, than they would with a girl that they have asked out on an online dating website.
These would typically be more showy or expensive dates such as meeting at a restaurant or taking her to a show.
This is where they pay for the date.
Again, approaching this girl in real life and asking her out took a lot more courage for them.
It bears a lot more risk in being rejected by her face to face and experiencing the negative emotional repercussions that come with this type of a rejection.
Hence, when they meet her on that first date, they would want to make it something really memorable so as to give her a good first impression and hopefully get a second date with her if things go well.
A lot of guys who are on an online dating website don’t have the same approach to their first real life meeting with a girl from an online dating website as they do with a girl that they asked out in real life.
This is why it may be to your benefit to at least give this guy who didn’t pay for the first date, a second date, if he asks.
This way, you will truly be able to determine whether he is a guy who is innately chivalrous, but just had a different approach to online dating than he does to real life dating.