Hillary Even Has a Political Answer for Who Should Pay on a Date

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Hillary Clinton will split the bill (maybe — she'll consider it). Photo: CBS Photo Archive / Contributor
Hillary Clinton will split the bill (maybe — she'll consider it). Photo: CBS Photo Archive / Contributor

On Equal Pay Day, the matter of who grabs the bill on a date might be an especially touchy topic, but when you’re Hillary Clinton and every question might as well be from a formal debate, you have to be especially strategic. In a Q&A, Cosmopolitan asked, “Dating as a feminist can be tough. Do you think that men and woman should split the bill on a date?” Hillz gave a multifaceted, political answer.

“Look, I think splitting the cost on a date has to be evaluated on a kind of case-by-case basis. You know, many years ago I remember doing that, and I know a lot of young people who even today do because they kind of consider more casual dates, group dates, to be ones where everybody pays their fair share, but I think you also have to be alert to the feelings of the person that you are dating. If it’s important to that person to either split in the beginning of the relationship, or for one or the other of you to pay for whatever combination of reasons, you know, you just have to evaluate that and take it into account. So I don’t think there is a hard and fast rule, at least that I have ever seen followed in every instance.”

I, too, analyze my dinner dates on a “case-by-case basis.” That truly is the best strategy.