Do You Use Coupon Deals on a First Date?
Are you worried that using coupon deals on a first date will make you look cheap and ruin your chances for a second date? You shouldn’t be. Using digital and print coupons to save money on dining and entertainment shows you are a savvy consumer and can actually increase your chances of a second date.
You don’t want to sacrifice going out to dinner or seeing the latest movies with someone you’re interested in, even if your budget is tight and only allows for rare luxuries. With coupon deals, you can save money and treat yourself and your date. While you want to impress your date, you don’t have to spend extravagantly to achieve this.
According to a Harris Interactive survey, more than a quarter of daters surveyed said they’ve already used a coupon on a first date, and around the same number would react positively if their date used a coupon. A clear majority, 73 percent, said that they would be more likely to go on another date with some who used a coupon. Just 1 percent of the people surveyed said they would cut the night short if their date used a coupon.
Using a coupon on a date shows that you are responsible with your money, which is an attractive quality to most people. It also shows that you use foresight and plan for your financial future. When the bill comes and you offer money-saving coupons along with the cash, it doesn’t show that you are cheap—it shows that you work hard for your money and that you know the value of a dollar.
If you’re afraid that showing you are financially savvy won’t look sexy, be discreet when you hand over the coupon. If the restaurant allows you to walk to the counter to pay, offer to leave the table to pay and tell your date you’ll be back to finish drinks and talk. For restaurants that ask you to pay at the table, tell your date that you are going to the restroom and catch your waiter on the floor to give them the coupon then.