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(Food and Wine)   Five signs your date is cheap. Taking you to Applebees strangely absent   (foodandwine.com) divider line 134
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2012-07-11 11:08:30 AM
YOUR DATE DOESN'T WANT TO BE WITH YOU IF HE DOESN'T GET AN APPETIZER AND DESERT!

This is why we're fat, America. Plus, who wants to get it on after ingesting 3500 calories?
 
2012-07-11 11:16:12 AM
Signs Your Date Is High Maintenance: He or she assumes you're cheap when you offer to buy them coffee.
 
2012-07-11 11:21:36 AM

Kingly Weevil: YOUR DATE DOESN'T WANT TO BE WITH YOU IF HE DOESN'T GET AN APPETIZER AND DESERT!

This is why we're fat, America. Plus, who wants to get it on after ingesting 3500 calories?


And all this time I thought wanting to spend time with me doing anything at all was a sign of interest.
 
2012-07-11 11:22:30 AM
I feel like I should count my blessings every time my girlfriend gets mad at me when I am faster on the draw with paying a bill than her.
 
2012-07-11 11:24:39 AM
So women want to use men like a charge card for a free meal while men want to minimize his financial damage to a potential partner who might not put out?

got it
 
2012-07-11 11:25:54 AM
This beotch sounds fat and butthurt.

wtf is wrong with going out for coffee?
 
2012-07-11 11:27:36 AM

MightyPez: I feel like I should count my blessings every time my girlfriend gets mad at me when I am faster on the draw with paying a bill than her.


Jim, you have a fark account?!
 
2012-07-11 11:27:43 AM
They're all whores, we've already established that. The rest is just arriving at an agreeable price.
 
2012-07-11 11:28:44 AM
One sign that your date is not worth the trouble - she watches shiat like MIllionaire Matchmaker.
 
2012-07-11 11:28:59 AM
I love that the article is written with a giant glaring bias that says 'this date is all about YOU, the woman, getting what you want when you want it how you want it'. That's not dating it's slavery.

Also what the fark, coffee is 'impersonal'? It's farking COFFEE. You go because you're not sucked into a 300$ commitment, and you can have a conversation and get to know each other while not stuffing lard down your gullets like retarded seagulls.

I don't get appetizers when I go out because I don't need them. They are usually tasty but why? Unless its a huge group party it just delays getting the real food.
 
2012-07-11 11:30:47 AM
3. "Let's split something." Sharing an appetizer or dessert can be an intimate part of the experience, but splitting a main course is a red flag according to Stanger.

Or maybe the appetizer is just a bit more food than one person wants. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

4. Being dissuaded from ordering an appetizer. "Of course you shouldn't order the most expensive thing on the menu like Cristal or lobster unless your date says order whatever you want," says Stanger. But the average appetizer in the U.S. runs about $8-not a bad add-on for a date with a potential lifetime partner.

It seriously takes an advice columnists to help us a figure out when someone tells you not to order the most expensive things they're cheap?

2. There's a Groupon involved. "That's like the early bird special in Florida with my parents. That's really bad and totally cheap. If he uses a Val-Pak you're in trouble. Or if he knows where the 2-for-1 specials are all over town. Mmm hmm."


This falls into the "depends" category. If the restaurant is picked purely because you have a coupon, that's not so classy. But if it happens to be a good restaurant that is running a special, I don't see the problem (but then again, because Groupon is such a money loser for restaurants, few good restaurants participate in it -- it's mostly ones that are desperate to get people in the door).
 
2012-07-11 11:31:24 AM
Top 5 signs you're a shallow biatch:

1. You expect everything to be given to you on a silver platter.
2. You judge people on the grounds that they did not give you more.
3. You gauge the quality of a date by the amount of money spent.
4. You nitpick every tiny thing a person does and try to extrapolate some huge problem from it.
5. You write articles that encourage this shallow behavior in others..
 
2012-07-11 11:32:13 AM
So a host of a show that glamorizes nothing but ostentatious displays of wealth, and "connecting" women with wealthy men so they don't have to work a day in their lives, or ever pay for anything is giving me relationship advice?

Remember kids: Even in a relationship, the only thing that matters is money, and how you show it off.

Here's an idea: Go die, you vapid twunt. You're a perfect example of "the problem" and not "the solution".

I bet she'd even call herself a "modern, independent woman, who endorses the ideal of women making their own way."

Oh wait, that's a quote directly from her website. Marge, get my gun.
 
2012-07-11 11:32:58 AM

gamergirl23: Kingly Weevil: YOUR DATE DOESN'T WANT TO BE WITH YOU IF HE DOESN'T GET AN APPETIZER AND DESERT!

This is why we're fat, America. Plus, who wants to get it on after ingesting 3500 calories?

And all this time I thought wanting to spend time with me doing anything at all was a sign of interest.


Lets play xbox!
 
2012-07-11 11:33:25 AM

mahuika: Signs Your Date Is High Maintenance: He or she assumes you're cheap when you offer to buy them coffee.


I never could understand that logic. I always have very cheap first few dates just to etch out a feeling if a relationship is going to work, and coffee is perfect for that. If we have issues having a fun time over coffee, then there's no way we'd survive over dinner. And hey, not having a good date when all you order is coffee means only $2-3 wasted instead of a lot, lot more.
 
2012-07-11 11:36:25 AM

mahuika: Signs Your Date Is High Maintenance: He or she assumes you're cheap when you offer to buy them coffee.


What I don't get is how they say coffee is so non-personal. What, because it's not in some darkly lit restaurant where you spend most of your time stuffing your face it's suddenly a bad thing to do?

I always found coffee to be one of the more personal experiences of a date, especially if you do the dinner and a movie thing, then snag a coffee after the flick to sit around and talk. I mean aside from drinking your coffee, all you have to do is talk. This article seems like a guide to being high maintenance.
 
2012-07-11 11:36:37 AM

imontheinternet: signs you're a shallow biatch


Or, you can summarize everything I said and be far more brief.
 
2012-07-11 11:37:33 AM
This is silly. Everyone knows when a girl goes on a date, she should get a salad for an entree, and when it comes to appetizer and dessert, she should say, "I'll just have a bite of yours." Then, she should eat a little more than half of the appetizer and dessert, but she's still able to say, "I just had salad."
 
2012-07-11 11:37:44 AM

thornhill: but then again, because Groupon is such a money loser for restaurants, few good restaurants participate in it -- it's mostly ones that are desperate to get people in the door


the "lets do a groupon!" is a clear indication that the other party doesn't value their time, nor a pleasurable transaction, and is generally an ignorant person.

Or they are poor, in which case their time DOESN'T have the value, they aren't concerned with surly waitstaff, and may not be ignorant.

/regional chains will sometimes tell store owners "You're having a groupon", much to the chagrin of the day shift manager, line cooks, and waitstaff.
//saw this play out at a good lunch place where we go to every week.
 
2012-07-11 11:37:45 AM

smerfnablin: So women want to use men like a charge card for a free meal while men want to minimize his financial damage to a potential partner who might not put out?

got it


That is why I make all dates put their half of the meal into an escrow account - upon coitus I then release their funds back to them...
 
2012-07-11 11:38:13 AM

imontheinternet: Top 5 signs you're a shallow biatch:

1. You expect everything to be given to you on a silver platter.
2. You judge people on the grounds that they did not give you more.
3. You gauge the quality of a date by the amount of money spent.
4. You nitpick every tiny thing a person does and try to extrapolate some huge problem from it.
5. You write articles that encourage this shallow behavior in others..


*highlight, copy, open notepad, paste, save to great quotes*

Thank you!
 
2012-07-11 11:39:22 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: mahuika: Signs Your Date Is High Maintenance: He or she assumes you're cheap when you offer to buy them coffee.

I never could understand that logic. I always have very cheap first few dates just to etch out a feeling if a relationship is going to work, and coffee is perfect for that. If we have issues having a fun time over coffee, then there's no way we'd survive over dinner. And hey, not having a good date when all you order is coffee means only $2-3 wasted instead of a lot, lot more.


Pfft. My first date, I take you to the local mud hole and the Goodwill and then we go panhandling. If you can make up the cost of the clothes, I'll call you. I like my dates to be self sufficient.
 
2012-07-11 11:40:15 AM

mahuika: Signs Your Date Is High Maintenance: He or she assumes you're cheap when you offer to buy them coffee.


She must be a Darden girl.

/The entitlement never stops.
 
2012-07-11 11:43:53 AM

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: mahuika: Signs Your Date Is High Maintenance: He or she assumes you're cheap when you offer to buy them coffee.

I never could understand that logic. I always have very cheap first few dates just to etch out a feeling if a relationship is going to work, and coffee is perfect for that. If we have issues having a fun time over coffee, then there's no way we'd survive over dinner. And hey, not having a good date when all you order is coffee means only $2-3 wasted instead of a lot, lot more.


The other side of it is that since "its just coffee..." a potential mate who would have turned you down for an official dinner-date may be far more receptive to giving you a 30-minute audition over coffee... which can lead to a real date.

/Read: You're a loser and you're lucky this woman even recognizes your presence. Maybe?
 
2012-07-11 11:44:09 AM
"Gosh, why isn't this date going better? Just because I've spent the entire time judging his every move and mentally keeping track of the exact dollar and cent figure he's spent so far?"
 
2012-07-11 11:46:07 AM
This woman's idea of a good date is going to the club, ordering a bottle of expensive shiat, and then letting the guy do lines of blow off her ass in the bathroom.
 
2012-07-11 11:47:01 AM
So clueless she doesn't even realize that she's advocating prostitution. Hers, and every other woman's. Circumstance doesn't matter, just as long as you're spending all you can on me, all the time.
 
2012-07-11 11:47:01 AM

kroonermanblack: get to know each other while not stuffing lard down your gullets like retarded seagulls.


Feathered rats, will eat anything.
video.nationalgeographic.com
 
2012-07-11 11:47:34 AM
If I was dating again, I would take a woman out for coffee first, absolutely. I've got a great cafe near me that serves great coffee, home made cakes.

I don't care if a woman thinks I'm cheap. I'd much rather take out a woman who liked good food and how to have a good time than some whore that was judging how good a meal ticket I am.
 
2012-07-11 11:49:28 AM
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Do bad dates count?
 
2012-07-11 11:49:35 AM
i think i'll entitle my next article '5 Signs Your date is a Frigid, Entitled Shrew Who Misses Her Daddy'
 
2012-07-11 11:51:12 AM
I think a sign that you should be split in half by a band saw if you judge the presence of fried cheese and marinara sauce through the lens of long-term relationship decisions.
 
2012-07-11 11:55:56 AM
Five signs your date is a ungrateful biatch who's getting a free meal.

1. What the fark is wrong with coffee?! It's easy, it's quick. It's a far less time-intensive thing, and a far less expensive way to do the meet/greet thing with someone. Or to just hang out.

2. What the fark is wrong with the online deals? If I can take someone out to a nicer place, and pay less, I'll do it. Besides, unless the check is getting split, what the fark does anyone care?

3. That... well, eh, it depends. If it's a place with huge portions, splitting works well. If it isn't, then it's strays into the creepy zone. Being a skinflint has little to do with it.

4. This isn't an issue given the portion sizes of most entrees.

5. The fark? I rarely get dessert, and even when I do, I end up splitting it, or have avoided the appetizers and split the entree before hand.
 
2012-07-11 11:58:50 AM

Cinaed: 2. What the fark is wrong with the online deals? If I can take someone out to a nicer place, and pay less, I'll do it. Besides, unless the check is getting split, what the fark does anyone care?


Because Groupons are food stamps for the unwashed masses.
 
2012-07-11 12:00:39 PM
I remember the first date my wife and me had. Went to Stake'n'Shake a couple of platters and some coffee. Ended up draining 3 pots of coffee talking about everything. If we would not have started the dinner between the dinner rush and the bar closing rush I am pretty sure the manager would have kicked us out. We did that so many times... so many hours of conversation.... now I cannot remember the last conversation we had that did not involve when the last time our daughter poo'ed... sigh.
 
2012-07-11 12:01:26 PM
My last relationship was like this. I lowered the basket down and she was all "STORE BRAND lotion?"
 
2012-07-11 12:02:35 PM

Weigard: Cinaed: 2. What the fark is wrong with the online deals? If I can take someone out to a nicer place, and pay less, I'll do it. Besides, unless the check is getting split, what the fark does anyone care?

Because Groupons are food stamps for the unwashed masses.


In that case, she can pay, and pay the full amount.
 
2012-07-11 12:02:39 PM
Women don't eat on dates, because then we would look fat. Even if were are fat, we pretend we don't eat.
 
2012-07-11 12:03:34 PM
This woman and any other who adhere to this garbage advice deserve to be single.

Guess what, sweetie - if I'm paying for the date, I'm taking you wherever I want. And if you're a high-maintenance biatch, you won't like it and I'll know all I need to know about you.
 
2012-07-11 12:04:16 PM

Cinaed: Weigard: Cinaed: 2. What the fark is wrong with the online deals? If I can take someone out to a nicer place, and pay less, I'll do it. Besides, unless the check is getting split, what the fark does anyone care?

Because Groupons are food stamps for the unwashed masses.

In that case, she can pay, and pay the full amount.


Your social calendar must be packed.
 
2012-07-11 12:05:08 PM

PaisleyHunter: Women don't eat on dates, because then we would look fat. Even if were are fat, we pretend we don't eat.


bie?

/eip
 
2012-07-11 12:09:13 PM

Andrew Wiggin: PaisleyHunter: Women don't eat on dates, because then we would look fat. Even if were are fat, we pretend we don't eat.

bie?

/eip


+1
 
2012-07-11 12:09:31 PM
Someone please find an article on the top 5 hints your date doesn't swallow or do anal.
 
2012-07-11 12:09:42 PM
I found that article very informative. If I ever re-enter the dating scene, I will look for women who do not possess these fantasies and unrealistic expectations
 
2012-07-11 12:09:43 PM

Weigard: Your social calendar must be packed.


It is actually. Though it's the lil miss who does the searching for the deals.
I think she likes doing it, saving a bit of money here and there.
 
2012-07-11 12:11:52 PM

LL316: Andrew Wiggin: PaisleyHunter: Women don't eat on dates, because then we would look fat. Even if were are fat, we pretend we don't eat.

bie?

/eip

+1


+2
 
2012-07-11 12:12:58 PM
Well, that author isn't a vapid, hollow coont. Nope, not one bit.
 
2012-07-11 12:15:52 PM

the_vicious_fez: MightyPez: I feel like I should count my blessings every time my girlfriend gets mad at me when I am faster on the draw with paying a bill than her.

Jim, you have a fark account?!


Baby, I'll be anything you want me to be!
 
2012-07-11 12:16:36 PM
I used to like to take dates out for coffee AFTER our meal. You go to dinner. Go for a walk. Find a coffee shop. Order some coffee. Drink coffee and relax. I dont' see what's so wrong with that.
 
2012-07-11 12:17:51 PM
I would like to retitle this article "Five signs your date might actually have a savings account"

Or, perhaps, "Five signs that you should marry this guy"

/Fiscal responsibility is SEXY
 
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