Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton says men and women in a dating relationship should consider on splitting the check when they go on a date.

But it shouldn't be a hard and fast rule, and instead, she said couples should make their decisions according to what suits them.

"Look, I think splitting the cost on a date has to be evaluated on a kind of case-by-case basis," Clinton said in an interview with Cosmopolitan.

She was asked how today's feminism translates to current practices for young women.

"You know, many years ago I remember doing that, and I know a lot of young people who even today do because they kind of consider more casual dates, group dates, to be ones where everybody pays their fair share, but I think you also have to be alert to the feelings of the person that you are dating," she added.

"If it's important to that person to either split in the beginning of the relationship, or for one or the other of you to pay for whatever combination of reasons, you know, you just have to evaluate that and take it into account," she added. "So I don't think there is a hard and fast rule, at least that I have ever seen followed in every instance."