Looks to me like her thinking he was OK wasn't reciprocated, he did a sunk cost analysis, and decided that since he hadn't laid out a dime (well, his first drink maybe) on this loser, not picking up the cab would (1) not be throwing good money after bad and (2) send a clear message that while it might have been real, and it might have been good, it sure wasn't real good.
Been there, shoulda done that.
she bought dinner
No she didnt. She expensed it.
That means the NY Post bought it. And since I buy the Post everyday, that means I partially funded a lousy date between a rapidly aging bitter leftist and a fey metrosexual cheapskate.
Thats a bonus!