First Dates viewers angry as woman sparks row by expecting man to pay for dinner

First Dates has sparked a row over who pays on a date after a man asked to split the bill with his female companion

A furious woman was left stunned when her date refused to pay for both their meals in a clip posted by Channel 4.

Any potential romance was stopped in its tracks as things got very awkward when the bill was paid.

The angry female diner pulled faces, made jibes and openly mocked her date in front of the waiter.

She even continued to rant in the taxi on the way home despite the man confessing the decision was playing on his mind and he wasn’t flush with money.

First Dates viewers angry as woman sparks row by expecting man to pay for dinner

The waiter was caught in the middle of a heated situation once the bill came
(Image: Channel 4)

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There was a tense moment as the man asked if they could go halves.

The seething woman remains silent then claims it is "fine" while the nervous waiter watches the carnage unfold.

When the waiter says she is prepared, she replies: "Of course, just in case I go on a cheap date."

Speaking alone, she says: "He’s tall very tall, but little things show a person character."

She then jokes that the waiter wouldn’t make her pay for a meal.

First Dates viewers angry as woman sparks row by expecting man to pay for dinner

The seething woman wanted her date to pay
(Image: Channel 4)

The couple go Dutch but there is an awkward atmosphere as they sit down to speak after their date.

When asked if they will see each other again, the woman says: "Do you know what it was right I’ll be honest with you. It was just the fact…I don’t need someone to pay for everything for me…"

The man interjects: "Well that’s good."

She insists he is a "really nice guy" but won’t let it drop that he didn’t pay for them both.

The poor guy says: "As long as I didn’t come across as a jerk. That’s what I suppose…it’s a learning curve innit?

"I did ask my friends before, ‘do I pay for it all?’ They were like ‘nah it’s the modern world now we’re not in the 1950s anymore’."

First Dates viewers angry as woman sparks row by expecting man to pay for dinner

The poor guy didn’t know what to do
(Image: Channel 4)

She pulls a shocked face when he adds: "Maybe if I thought we had that real speak, that real connection, and thought ‘she’s the one’, then I’ll be like ‘definitely worth me paying the whole bill’.

"Even though I’m a bit brass at the minute but…"

They part ways and a second date is definitely not on the cards.

Still not happy about the situation, the scorned woman tells her cab driver: "I would have preferred a man that paid for my meal but what can you do?"

First Dates viewers angry as woman sparks row by expecting man to pay for dinner

She did not look happy
(Image: Channel 4)

First Dates viewers took to Twitter with their opinions on the row.

One viewer said: "This video has annoyed me, women fighting to be treated with respect and equality ect yet she expects the guy to treat her the old fashioned ways. Can’t have it both ways love. Equality is for everyone."

"As a woman, it annoyed me too. We can’t cherry pick what we want equality about," added another.

A third agreed: "This annoyed me how she expected that he should have paid and pulled faces and made comments. I would always offer to pay my half"

"Split the bill. She applied to go on the dating programme so it’s not even like he asked her out specifically! Poor sod," said a fourth.

*First Dates airs on Channel 4

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