The first time you hang out, it’s probably not on a formal date.
One of you might suggest going out with a group of friends, or choose something that you both have a mutual interest in.
But if you’re feeling mature and confident enough to sit across the table with someone for an hour or more – go for it.
As a general rule, whoever suggested the outing should at least, offer to pay first.
We’ve answered some common questions from international students to help you navigate the Australian dating scene.
In a lot of cultures, the first or second date can mark the beginning a relationship.
But it’s becoming more common to split payments on dates – especially when you’re both students – so don’t be alarmed if your date wants to chip in as well. There are more Australians with Facebook accounts than without.