Men are from Mars, women are from Venus

Courtesy of Creative Commons

Courtesy of Creative Commons

By: Kiara Mays | Published Oct. 21, 2017

“Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,” a relationship panel, is making its way to the Miron Student Center’s Little Theater at Kean University on Dec. 4 at 7:45 p.m.

According to Evan Hewitt, one of the panel’s coordinators, although it shares the same title as the 1992 book written by American author and relationship counselor John Gray, there is no correspondence between the two.

“The event is simply bringing together two of the opposite sex to discuss questions that come up often,” said Hewitt, senior, communication studies major at Kean. “[An] example question would be ‘what gender should pay for the first date?’”

To get a gist of what you can expect from attending the event, a few of Kean’s students and faculty members weigh in on the question: who should pick up the tab on a date?

“I think the guys should always offer to pay,” said Bill Kolbenschlag, communication studies professor. “There’s some instances where the woman can pay, but the guy should always offer.”

Isabella Arroyo held a slightly different viewpoint.

“The first date, yeah, [he should pay], but if we’re in a relationship, it should be 50-50,” said Arroyo, 21, senior, psychology major. “I couldn’t possibly expect him to pay for every date.”

Like Kolbenschlag, Ethan Sherman, a student at Kean, held a more traditional way of thinking.

“It’s nice if the woman offers, but I always pay,” said Sherman, 21, senior, accounting major.

That being said, attendees will play a major role at the “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” event as they will be able to voice their opinions just as the panel speakers, according to Hewitt.

Scheduled to speak include a few Kean students, members of PRSSA, Women of Excellence, Men of Excellence and Student Government members. More details will be revealed nearing the event, but until then, Hewitt advises all who plan on attending to “bring a charged phone.”

The event is free of charge to all Kean students, however, no outside guests are allowed. For more information or if you have any questions, contact Evan Hewitt at

Comments - review our comment policy