Italian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano stumbled onto what was to become the Hudson River in 1524 while circumnavigating a remarkable island owned at the time by the Manhattoes, the Native American tribe for which the city is named.
There are only three scenarios: the man pays, the woman pays, or the meal is Dutch, that is, both participants pay their way. On a "traditional" first date, where the man has invited the woman to a meal, he should always pay.
Listen up, parents. Prom night is not the time to look the other way or be vague in talking to your children. The focus should be on health and safety. This is the time to ask questions, to be observant, and to take precautions.