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Best way to dine: split the check or pay your portion?

When you sit down with a group to eat, the price of your meal can escalate quickly. A simple happy hour can easily become a $200 check when multiple rounds, three orders of chips and salsa, someone's random tacos, and nine friends are involved. Some say in situations like this, it's easiest to split the bill evenly among each person at the table; this strategy removes the pain of doing too much math. Others disagree, saying you should only be responsible for what you ordered. Then, of course, there is tax and tip to take into account. What do you think? 

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There's nothing like the brief moment of panic upon finding out your chosen dining establishment does not do individual checks. In this situation, your table only has one option: someone puts their card down (hello points!), and everyone else is in charge of Venmo-ing them back. 

Some say in this scenario, it's best to split the bill evenly among everyone who ordered food or drinks at the table. Never fear, any discrepancies in purchases will all come out in the wash at your next outing. The point is, splitting the bill evenly is by far the easiest tactic for ensuring the person willing to put their card down gets every cent paid back to them, tax and tip included. As on person on Twitter writes: 

Y’all don’t split the check, don’t eat with me.
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But others point out how unfair this system can be if someone orders two drinks and a meal and another person simply ordered a side of fries. Sure, splitting the bill evenly is convenient, but it also means that your friends are paying for a portion of your food without offering to do so first. This camp says its better for each person to only be responsible for the specific items they ordered.

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But no matter who orders what, some say group meals should always be split evenly. If everyone goes into it knowing a split check will be the outcome, you can share the food you order, or order dishes at a similar prices.

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No matter what, you're still going to get robbed when it comes to tax and tip when splitting the bill. Any system other than letting each individual cover their portion—and their portion of the tax and tip—is unfair. 

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Best way to dine: split the check or pay your portion?
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