do you groupon?
What would my reaction be if my date whipped out a Groupon to *pay* for our drinks or meal or whatever?
Honestly, I really wouldn’t care. Hell, I love Groupon (and other services like it). I’ve been on sailing cruises, wine tastings, purchased spa treatments, eaten myself into a cream puff coma – all due to buying Groupons. I am all about saving a buck if I can. I don’t think I’m cheap, but I definitely appreciate a good deal. And if there’s an extra $20 in my pocket, well, that’s another couple glasses of wine or three beers the next night out.
I suppose, though, it would matter HOW he presented it. If he were to ahead of time say “hey, there was this great deal on Groupon for such-and-such a place today”, I’d think it were great. I’m not dating someone to drain their bank account on the most expensive food and drinks out there. I might, might do the head-cock thing if he just whipped out the Groupon when the check came without any mention. But I certainly wouldn’t hold it against him. (I feel the need for a disclaimer: I DO NOT expect the man to pay for any and all dates with me. I’m a big girl with a paycheck. I can certainly contribute to our slush fund. I have noticed though, especially on first dates, that men tend to pick up 100% of the check, even when I offer.)
I think the only way I might be offended is if everything we did, ate, or drank was paid for with a Groupon. I am certainly worth a full priced drink or meal at least once! Even if I have to pay 🙂