Is it OK to use a 2for1 voucher on a first date?

Former_MSE_Debs
Former_MSE_Debs Posts: 890 Forumite
edited 12 February 2013 at 2:47PM in MoneySaving polls
Poll started 11 Feb 2013


Valentine's is coming, but has using vouchers finally broken through the last taboo? Is it acceptable to use a 2for1 voucher on a first date? We asked this last year - let's see if it's changed...


Imagine Bob asks Sarah to dinner on a first date, saying he'll pay. When the bill comes, he pulls out a 2for1 voucher – what advice would you give Sarah?



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  • tgroom57
    tgroom57 Posts: 1,431
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    Here's another one for you (real-life scenario)

    Bob always pays for dinner. Second date, Sarah pulls out a £10 discount voucher to use towards the bill. What's Bob's reaction ?
  • Depends if you want a second date or not, dunnit?
  • I have no issue with vouchers, except on first dates... It's about making the right impression. If a guy pulls out a voucher on a first date it's like telling me I'm not worth impressing and I can safely say there wouldn't be a second date.
  • Brydav
    Brydav Posts: 37 Forumite
    I don't think it'd be a problem at all - maybe that's why I'm single though :rotfl:
  • Kookygirl wrote: »
    I have no issue with vouchers, except on first dates... It's about making the right impression. If a guy pulls out a voucher on a first date it's like telling me I'm not worth impressing and I can safely say there wouldn't be a second date.

    Or if you were a moneysaving fanatic - like the large majority of this board are then you would think 'he's good' and stick with it.

    It should never be about what you can afford to buy or how deep their pockets are its about what the person is about and their nature.

    If you base everything in your life with a monetarial or material aspect then thats pretty shallow.
    "If you no longer go for a gap, you are no longer a racing driver" - Ayrton Senna
  • Kookygirl wrote: »
    I have no issue with vouchers, except on first dates... It's about making the right impression. If a guy pulls out a voucher on a first date it's like telling me I'm not worth impressing and I can safely say there wouldn't be a second date.

    Would I need a second date, though?

    I mean, ahem. How does one ask without appearing ungallant? How many dates would one have to escort you on before you would consider a bit of hows your father? Oh and does watching me and my mates play darts in the pig and whistle constitute a date?
  • I went 50/50 on my first date meal with my wife!

    She'll never forget that...
  • tescobabe69
    tescobabe69 Posts: 7,504 Forumite
    Kookygirl wrote: »
    I have no issue with vouchers, except on first dates... It's about making the right impression. If a guy pulls out a voucher on a first date it's like telling me I'm not worth impressing and I can safely say there wouldn't be a second date.
    Good job we found out, so we can safely say we wont be wasting our voucher.
  • Ivrytwr3
    Ivrytwr3 Posts: 6,277
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    As a man my options would be:

    1. (preferred) - use the voucher, but without date noticing ie pay for meal when visiting bar whilst she is still at table.

    2. Pay in full if there was risk of date noticing voucher.

    If a woman was paying and pulled out the voucher, then i would most likely laugh, but think she has her head screwed on!
  • Also depends on the restaurant
    McD's with a voucher??? Run for your life :)
    The Savoy, The Fat Duck or similar ? No problem
    The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
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