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Science Says Women Still Want Men to Pay for Dinner

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Ladies, are you staring at the tab hoping he’ll reach over and say those three special words, I got this?

Gentlemen, are you staring at the tab, hoping she’ll reach over and say those three special words, Wanna split it?

It’s that funny situation where both parties wonder what the appropriate thing is to do. Many will argue that the chivalrous thing would be for the guy to swoop up the bill. Others, will argue that in this day and age, expecting the man to pay is archaic and women should be willing to go halfsies.

Well, a study by Chapman University’s David Frederick offers a sliver of insight on what women and men really think. According to Frederick’s research, survey data gathered from more than 17,000 subjects revealed that women still want men to pay for dinner.

Consistent with conventional norms, most men (84 percent) and women (58 percent) reported that men pay for most expenses, even after dating for a while. Over half (57 percent) of women claim they offer to help pay, but many women (39 percent) confessed they hope men would reject their offers to pay, and 44 percent of women were bothered when men expected women to help pay.

Apparently, while the majority of both genders appear to support the idea of going dutch, some women are more comfortable with the idea of men picking up the tab. However, while a large majority of men (76 percent) claimed feeling guilty when accepting a women’s offer to pay, 44 percent of men said that they wouldn’t date a woman who never pays. It seems that there are just some old school tradition we just can’t shake. Well, at least not yet.

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New Gadget Calculates Tips, Splits the Bill, and Prevents You From Killing Your Dinner Mates

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As far as I’m concerned, splitting the check is the worst possible way to end a meal. It could be the absolute best, most flavorful food I’ve ever tasted, and I could be sharing it with dearly beloved friends and family members.  That won’t stop me from wanting to ram forks into my eye sockets after five minutes of passing the bill back and forth and arguing about how much of a tip would be “fair” for each person if Sarah spent $12 on a milkshake and everyone else just got water. So if you told me that there was an invention that not only calculated tips for me, but also allowed me to swipe my own credit card, split my own bill, and get me signed, sealed, and out the door in less time than it would normally take me to say “Check please,” I might just explode with joy.

Okay, that was an exaggeration. No explosions happened when I discovered the RAIL, a handy gadget developed by Washington-based startup Viableware, but there was definitely a gasp. And maybe an obscenity or two. The RAIL allows customers to pay their own bill without waiting for the server to bring their check, and it contains handy features that let you do all of the necessary number crunching with no muss, no fuss, and no eyeball stabbing. That’s a pretty big deal for the mathematically challenged among us. The devices are roughly $200 apiece, which makes them pricey but probably worth it for restaurants looking to maximize customer satisfaction. And hey, minimal calculation-induced frustration probably means bigger tips for servers. Success all around!

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This Topless Beer Can Is Making Us Blush

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SPRING BREAAAAAKKKK!

Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pennsylvania has just debuted a “topless” beer can designed to allow the “full flavor and aroma of the beer to hit the drinker’s senses,” according to Today.com. Yeah buddy, we can think of at least a couple other topless things we’d love to just smack us in the face, ifyouknowhatimean.

Dubbed the “360 Lid,” the technology is basically the top of a soup can, but for beer, and without all the scary slicey bits. Jim Galligan of Today describes hesitantly running his mouth and fingers all over the opened lid, but eventually emerging from the endeavor completely unscathed.

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“Once the lid is removed, consumers do not come into contact with any rough edges as they drink from the can,” Brian Thiel, a regional sales manager, told Today.

The result is a 1.75 inch wide recyclable beer cup that lets you either pour your drink into another cup much faster (if you’re into that) or chug chug chug your brewski the way it was meant to be.

Find the lid in New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey on the company’s Helles Golden Lager and then send us a couple because the East Coast always gets the good stuff.

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