A recent CBS MoneyWatch’s column “Your So Money“ by Farnoosh Torabi discusses whether in these tough economic times it is more acceptable than before to pay for a date using coupons. I don’t know about you, but I would feel some type of way if my date used a coupon on the first date. I expect my date to make the best first impression possible. But, when I was a teenager, I did have a man drive me to the Taco Bell and asked me if I wanted to order something. LOL.
A new RedPlum Purse String Study says more than three-quarters of Americans would have no problem bringing acoupon on a first date, be it at the movie theater or restaurant. ”In years past, using a coupon on a date would have been unheard of and considered not to be the best way to make a good first impression.” says RedPlum’s Lisa Reynolds. “Today it is a mindful choice…You’re seen as savvy for saving money wherever you can.”
I would rather my guy wine and dine me during happy hour or early bird specials — for the first date. The second date, we will both clip coupons and look to Groupon for deals. Ladies, what do you think?