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Cheap Dates That No Woman Wants

Updated on September 9, 2018
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Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She researches and shares remedies for using certain products for illnesses.

Some dates are cheap, and some dates are really cheap. This article is about really cheap dates that no woman wants. Men who take women on really cheap dates might not get a second chance to make a good impression.

There is nothing wrong with saving money, but some men take it to the extreme. See what you think about these really cheap dates that actually happened.

Some men do whatever they can to avoid spending much money on a date. Even if it is their first date with a woman, some men don't try to impress. They rather stick to their habit of cutting corners to save a buck.

Some of the following examples might make women want to never date a cheapskate again.

Eating Out

No woman feel appreciated when the man acts in the following ways when he takes her out to eat.

  • Ben takes Joyce out to dinner only on the night when there is a special at his favorite restaurant. If there is a special on a Thursday night, then that is the night they will go out to dinner even if Joyce prefers going to another restaurant on a different night. It is too bad if her birthday isn't on a night when there is a special at one of Ben's favorite restaurants.
  • John suggests to Greta that they should order from the child's menu because it is cheaper. If that is not allowed, then John wants to order only appetizers instead of a full course meal.
  • Joshua orders one meal and asks the waiter for an extra plate so he can share with Madge.
  • Once Gerard ordered a club sandwich for him and Sally to share for lunch. Even though Sally was hungry enough to eat a whole one by herself, she didn't complain. She never went out with Gerard again. She concluded that she deserved a whole sandwich if she wanted one.
  • Earl tells Sandy that the hot bread is really good at the restaurant where they are eating. He adds, "Let's eat a lot of it so we won't have to order a big meal."
  • Richard tells Rosyln to order water with her meal because they can stop by the grocery store later to pick up a bottle of wine if it is on sale.
  • When the bill comes, Jerry suggests that he and Emma split it. Emma agrees, but then Jerry takes out a handful of coupons to pay his part. Since he didn't have enough to cover his half, he tells Emma to pick up the difference because she ate more than she did anyway.

Crashing Weddings and Birthday Parties

Jimmy works next door to a popular vintage. He knows when the big wedding receptions and birthday parties are scheduled. Even though he doesn't know the people, he takes his date there just to get free food.

Conferences

Weddings and birthday parties are not the only things Jimmy crashes with his dates. He takes them to conferences, but they never arrive on time. They get there around lunch times for free food and materials.

A lot of times, people leave early and their seats are vacant during the second part of the conference. That's the time Jimmy makes his move and benefits from a $350 conference that costs him and his date absolutely nothing.

Concerts and Plays

Zach tries to impress his dates by taking them to concerts and plays. When he gets there, he discovers that he misplaced the tickets. What he does is appalling. He tells his date that they will just wait and when someone leaves early, they will ask them for their seats.

Surely, part of the concert and play is already over, but Johnny insists it wasn't his fault that the tickets got misplaced. He never purchased them in the first place.

Shopping at Thrift Stores

There is absolutely nothing wrong with shopping at thrift stores. Harry does it for himself all the time. He knows the days when the stores have the best bargains.

For Rebecca's birthday, he shopped at a thrift store and bought her a monogrammed sweater. The only problem was that the initials were not Rebecca's. Harry told her to wear it anyway because only she would know the difference.

Harry had given her presents in the past from the thrift store that she ended up putting in the trash. Once there was a pair of mismatched socks, three placemats instead of the full set of four, regular size bed sheets for Rebeccas's king size bed, and a photo album with someone else photos left in it.

Celebrating Holidays a Day Late

Most people know that Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, and Easter candy, gifts, and flowers are on sale the day after the holiday.

Valerie has never received chocolates on February 14, but she can always count on receiving the biggest and best box on February 15, thanks to Paul who doesn't believe in spending extra money for anything if he can help it.

For Men: Are you cheap when you take a woman on a date?

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    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      WOW! dashingscorpio, what interesting comments you have shared about creative ways for first and subsequent dates. Thank you very much.

    • dashingscorpio profile image

      dashingscorpio 

      2 years ago from Chicago

      Very amusing.

      Most (first dates) are usually paid for by men.

      Some of the "cheap dates" should be explained to women before they go out. If a guy is a young college student or someone saving money for a specific thing most women are understanding.

      It's just as bad when a guy bends over backwards to spend more money than he has in order to impress a woman and after she falls for him she learns he has a mountain of debt.

      Ultimately the purpose of date is getting to know someone better and finding out if there is any "chemistry" between you.

      That can take place during a picnic in the park, cocktails & appetizers at a "happy hour", pizzeria, or he cooks a meal in his home. Cheap dates can be fun if a person is creative and upfront.

      Bottom line is if a woman is "into" a man she's not going to care about how much he spent on the date. On the other hand if she isn't into him it won't matter that he showed up with a dozen roses, rented a limo, and took her to a 5 start restaurant on their first date. Second dates are based upon having a great time on the first date. It always comes down to the people not money.

    • revmjm profile imageAUTHOR

      Margaret Minnicks 

      2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Yes, Tim, some of the examples seem pretty harsh, but they actually happened.

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile image

      Tim Truzy 

      2 years ago from U.S.A.

      This is a great and amusing article. It's good guideance. Most women would flee from guys like this.

      Thanks again.

      Much respect,

      Tim

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