Sharing a meal with friends or loved ones is supposed to be a pleasure. It's relaxing and should be full of good food, a comfortable environment and plenty of alcohol. It shouldn't be a time of petty bickering over a few bucks or resentment that someone's not putting in their fair share of the tip. But like anything that's connected to finances, things can get a bit tricky and stressful. Don't ruin a great time by getting awkward when the bill comes. Keep these guidelines in mind and you'll be able to handle it like a gentleman, so you can focus on what really matters—like who's getting the last bite of dessert.