Skip to comments.Would you dump a woman for using a coupon?
Posted on 02/23/2010 7:10:06 AM PST by PJ-Comix
I was reading dating advice for women from men at Cosmo and came across a rather amusing letter to "the guy guru who answers your most pressing sex and love questions." The letter is from a woman who is upset that a guy used a coupon to buy her dinner:
I went out for dinner with this guy, and it was great we got along well, and there was a definite spark. But when it came time to pay, he pulled out a coupon. I'm hardly a princess, but that totally killed it for me. Am I being too hard on him?
It was unquestionably a boneheaded maneuver on his part, but yes, cutting him loose on that one faux pas sounds extreme. There are factors to weigh. For one, how old is the dude? If he's still in school or graduated recently, it could just be that he hasn't dated a lot and was short on funds the economy isn't exactly booming right now. And to be fair, he didn't ask you to go dutch, so he did still take you out to dinner.
If he's older and financially stable, then you have more reason to be turned off. Any guy with a little experience should know that you don't flash coupons on a first date you bide your time till the chick is in the bathroom, then feverishly shove it into the waiter's hand! In all seriousness, it could be a sign that he'd turn out to be a cheapskate.
Start at NeverPayRetailAgain.Net. That is the starting point. Then go to the MANY couponing forums on the web like HotCouponWorld.Com. Constant research is necessary. I spend a MINIMUM of an hour per day researching.
Yeah you may be right. Most girls today probably like sex before dinner without feeling obligated. ;-)
But then, you spend a fortune on the printer ink cartridges printing those coupons one per A4 page!
I'm actually planning on buying a 26" flatscreen TV via coupons. Now that I think about it, I think I will buy that before the Kindle Reader. Depends on my mood.
My ULTIMATE electronic product would be a Bose Wave Radio purchased via coupons.
Except that printer ink cartridges can easily be bought with coupons.
Except you can also buy the luxuries with coupons.
... I wasn’t the guy in line, so can you tell us the suggested website, especially for luxury stuff?? Please and thanks in advance,
I agree. Any savings anywhere are a good thing.
If I wasn't married, I would try that on my next night out. My wife does have a coupon book, we both agree that we are cheap dates.
“Whipping a coupon out at the end of the 1st date kind of says to me that I wasnt worth paying full price”
Are you for sale to the high bidder?
What words would you choose to describe a woman who is for sale to the high bidder?
I’m a woman and I say dump her. I can see someone like this keeping a guy in the poorhouse and then some. Course I am basing part of this on my own attitudes about spending, and by observing a ahhh well a social climbing person in my own family.
Someone who's a hopin' for a bidding war! (:
She is nuts for not asking him where he got the coupon!
Check one of my previous replies. I gave TWO websites that you can use as starting points for your research. Remember, constant research is all important but the payoff is tons of freebies or near freebies. Well worth it.
Psst! You can even get the coupons on eBay.
Answer: Dump that guy, and fast.
You’ll be doing him a favor.
Seems you are unaware of what restaurants DO take coupons. Would you rather get the $25 entrée without coupon, or $50 with? You'd be surprised...
On a first date!
Which is more important: being with him at a thoughtfully fancy restaurant, or ensuring he wastes money?
Women can be weird about coupon use. I’ve used food coupons rarely in my sixty years, but my wife has a coupon for everything, god bless her. However, just try to give a gift certificate for money to my wife instead of a tangible gizmo. Grounds for divorce!!
Exactly. I think that would show a lot more about his character. You can tell a lot about a person by how they treat wait staff and cashiers.
But then, what kind of a man would read COSMO? (Did ya subscribe to it using coupons?)
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