When it comes to dating, men are under the mistaken impression of spending a ton of money to impress a girl. Contrary to popular belief, this is NOT true. If you’ve made this mistake, don’t worry because we’ve all been there – myself included. Although financial stability is one of several factors to impressing and attracting a girl/woman, you don’t need to spend a fortune. As a matter of fact, some women feel intimidated when a man starts spending a lot of money on her because they either feel obligated to continue dating you, or even commit, or automatically assume you’re only motive is to “get in her pants.” Therefore, I do NOT recommend spending your entire paycheck when you take her out.
Here are some reasons why you should use LivingSocial and/or Groupon deals when going on a date:
- Wide variety of cuisine and restaurants: Asking your date to suggest a restaurant isn’t always flattering. Usually, women are attracted to men who take initiative and choosing a restaurant is no exception. With Groupon and LivingSocial, they’ll suggest/offer restaurants and therefore, 50% of the work is taken care of. Now, all you have to do is decide which restaurant you’d like to visit!
- Discrete: You can print your voucher and present it to your waiter/waitress when your date steps out for a bathroom break, make a phone call, etc. This way, your date won’t get the impression that you’re all about using coupons to save money or cheap/greedy/poor.
- Perception of spending more than you actually are: Most, if not all, deals on LivingSocial and Groupon give you a discount for “pre-paying” your meal. For example, spend $25 and earn $50 to spend at “ABC restaurant.” Now, this isn’t to fool nor trick your date into believing you’re rolling in cash but it will show her you can afford to take her out to a nice dinner every once in a while. Although she might think you spent $50 (or whatever the bill comes out to), you spent $25 (or whatever the deal was).
- Food offers/deals are just scratching the surface: If you’re not sure where to take her on a date, LivingSocial and Groupon should be able to help you because whether you’re interested in go-kart racing or shooting bows and arrows, LivingSocial and Groupon offer deals on fun activities as well.
As a college student myself, I know how difficult and how tight money is during college years. Shoot, some of us have to eat ramen for lunch and dinner six days a week! Although dating can be expensive, it doesn’t have to be. You don’t have to avoid going on dates just because you can’t afford them or assume you’re going to have spend a lot of money just to impress that special someone. Remember, if you’re dating a girl who decides whether or not you’re the one for her based on what’s in your bank account rather than what’s in your personality, you’re better off without her. Let’s just say she’ll be attracted to you but for the wrong reasons…