Reaching for a coupon at the end of a dinner date could be a potentially mood-killing move. Or it could be a watershed moment to demonstrate shared affection for frugality.
On her blog Give Me Back My Five Bucks, Krystal tries to tackle the taboo of the first-date coupon.
Wrestling with the issue, she writes:
I mean, yeah, okay, maybe using a coupon can be viewed as tacky. But couldn’t it also be viewed as smart? Why would you willingly pay full price for something when you know you don’t have to? To show that you’re not cheap? Because it’s awkward to hand over a coupon and still feel confident? Your value isn’t dictated by the amount of money someone spends on you. Let’s say you took a date to a restaurant that you could afford. But you had a 2-for-1 coupon anyway. You wouldn’t use it? Do you really have to spend more money on the first few dates in order to get someone to like you and want to go out with you again? Because let’s face it: if you weren’t on a date, you know you’d be using that coupon.
Where do you stand on coupon use during dates?
Dating Etiquette: The debate about coupons [Give Me Back My Five Bucks]