A single woman has made some very bold comments about how men should always pay on the first date, and they have seriously divided opinion...

It's a debate that's been going on for years now:

Who actually should pay the bill on the first date?

Of course, the old fashioned thing has always been for the man to pay the full bill...

But it's important to remember that we're now in 2020, and things are very different.

When it comes to settling up...

A lot of couples now split the bill to make things fair.

No harm done, right?

Well, one woman has divided a lot of opinions recently by sharing her views on the matter.

Jana Hocking, who is a radio presenter from Sydney in Australia, has some strong views on what happens with the bill at the end of a date.

The thirty-six-year-old, who is single, often writes opinion pieces for news.com.au and has become somewhat of a local celebrity in Australia for her brave and opinionated views on modern topics such as sexuality and dating.

For her most recent article, she spoke about a date that she recently went on...

And when it came to paying the bill, she had some very firm words that got people seriously thinking.

Many felt that Jana's words were harsh and, quite frankly, ridiculous...

And they even blamed her attitude on the reason why she's still single! (By the way, being single isn't at all a problem...)

However, many agreed with Jana's opinion about who should pay the bill on a date...

So, what exactly did Jana say?

"I’ve liked perfectly lovely guys, but if they’ve gone tight on a bill, I am instantly turned off," she started by writing, very frankly.

She then spoke of her recent date...

"Over the weekend I went out with a bloke and was chuffed when he made a big deal about paying the bill," the radio host explained. "It was assertive and manly, and kind of a turn on. It also said in no uncertain terms that he enjoyed the date and was willing to invest. Now listen, I am well aware that I’m going to have to ignore my DMs after this comes out, and completely avoid the cesspit known as Twitter altogether, as this topic seems to really stir people up, but let’s look at it from an evolutionary point of view"

She then added:

"Don’t get me wrong, I understand that this year has put an absolute spanner into the works when it comes to job security and savings. Heck, I admit that I’m not racing to look at my bank account right now, but that just means when it comes to dating, we gotta be a bit creative!" "If you can’t afford a big expensive wine bar, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a cute pub. Lord, make it fun, and let’s meet at happy hour."

So what Jana is saying...

Is that money shouldn't stop men from paying the full bill, even if they don't have much of it... Which doesn't actually make sense.

Jana then gave some helpful examples.

"I used to date a bloke and we regularly went to his local happy hour for $1 oysters and far too many white wines. Best $50 ever spent. Or during another first date, a guy met me at the park with a bottle of wine, some fancy chips, and a picnic blanket. One of the best dates I’ve ever been on."

Jana then admitted that "going Dutch is perfectly acceptable"...

But she strongly believes that if a couple splits the bill on a date, it's an indication that things aren't going to work out. "I’ve been on dates when I’ve known fairly early that the guy wasn’t for me and absolutely insisted on paying half, because I couldn’t live with the guilt of walking away knowing he had just splurged on a big bill for nothing."

While Jena raises a valid point about how men should be putting 110 percent into first dates...

Why shouldn't women do the same? Not everyone is financially able to pay for the entire bill and nobody should be forced into spending a lot of their own money on someone they barely know!

While paying for the full bill is considered as "polite" and old-fashioned...

Equality is everything when starting a new relationship. What do you think? Would you expect the man to pay on the first date, or would you prefer to go Dutch? For more, read on to hear some hilarious bad first date stories...