It’s something you thought you’d only see on TV, No? Do men really do that? Pay for dates with Groupon tickets? Do they really have the balls? Haha… Guess so. I recently came across this great article on one of my faves: Single Black Male. Shoutouts to my friend Mr. Streetz for stating this question: Should Women Date Men Who Pay For Dates With Coupons? because it reminded me of the time I first witnessed a ballsy Groupon user… stress on the word “ballsy!” So to answer the question, my answer is NO! Streetz’s answer… even though he made sure to state the cons…Yes.
Why do we do we feel the way we do? Let me and Streetz walk ya through it:
Pro – Men Exhibit Fiscal Responsibility
Con – A Thin Line Between Frugal And Cheap
SBM Says: “If a woman is getting a free meal, I don’t see why it matters whether or not that meal is discounted. Women should salute a man for getting the most bang for their buck, because that means there’s more money left over to spend on nice things for the both of you (if you get that far with him).”
Chazeen: I can always respect a man who manages his money well. After all, I can’t have anyone ruining my credit (men do it too) but the day I saw my date whip out that Groupon ticket with such excitement, our date went from an 8 to a …4.5 which is below average… not a high enough score for me to pursue a second date with you.
Let me pose a question to the men: If you got the chance to date the hottie of the year (for name sake we’ll say Rihanna, Jessica White, Jessica Biel) would you treat her to a Groupon meal? I’m almost certain that most men wouldn’t. Why? Because you want to make a good impression on the lady. She’s too hot for that. You’ve gotta put your best foot forward, no? And that’s where I basically come from as a female. While I can respect the fact that you are being “fiscally responsible”, let’s save that for the 4th or 5th date when we actually know each other and when you’ve already showed me that you want to make the best impression on me.
Pro – The Experience > The Cost Of The Meal
Con – Perception Of The Coupon
SBM Says: “The experience of a quality date is greater than the price, and it doesn’t hurt that a man can save an extra buck or 20. While I’m on the subject of coupon dates, what’s the difference between a coupon and a hookup by the establishment? If I had a coupon for a free meal at a five star restaurant where we would eat for free, and I knew the owner of a restaurant who allowed me to eat on their dime, is the difference only semantics? “
Chazeen: I agree! The quality of the date is greater and more important than its price but that coupon perception that females have will get ya every time. Let me make a few suggestions for the guys. Try something new and free if you must be cautious or “smart” with your money. One of the best dates I’ve ever been on was a movie in a park. We sat in the grass and watched a free movie under the BK Bridge. It was creative, not too mushy or romantic for the 1st date because a lot of other people were there and it was actually fun so he got points.
Another less expensive option: Drinks! Ladies, you may not have noticed yet but there’s about to be a male dating strike. Guys are becoming a bit more aware of the fact that some women treat 1st dates as a leisure time activity w/ free food (darn they spoiled it for all of us!) so what are they doing about it? Uh oh.. taking you out for drinks “Drinks don’t cost much and she’s not going to ever drink more than two drinks because she doesn’t want to get drunk on the first date so it’s perfect.” – Anonymous friend of Chazeen Haha. These are two great options that don’t raise a threaded eyebrow one bit. There’s ways to get around it gentlemen, you just gotta be creative. Being creative receives brownie points! Trust me *wink wink*
Read more male thoughts on Groupon Dates here – ->SinlgeBlackMale
So what are your thoughts on the Groupon tix? Is it cool if he uses them on a date with you? Are you completely opposed to it? Do you feels me!? lol. Let us know friends! Spread the knowledge.
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