I realise this question is never going to be satisfactorily answered, but here is an explanation from a man’s point of view for why you should at least try to pay. His comment at the beginning “if the guy should always pay, you should have sex with him whenever he demands”. Cue lots of protests from the same people who think men “should” do something.
What are your thoughts on this? I’ve always felt a woman should at least offer to pay. If you think a man should pay for your time and he should be grateful, then you do not believe in equality. If you out-earn your date, then you certainly should put your hand in your pocket.