I can sometimes be a little hard on people. I know this about myself so that’s why I want another opinion. I already put my two cents in, but later wondered if I was right.
My husband and I have a single friend who recently went out on a date. When he came back to report all the exciting details of this date, I found myself annoyed by a comment his female friend made. Upon paying for the movie, he asked the cashier if they accept military discounts. His “date” then said ” uh oh, somebody is cheap”. She then expressed her irritation further by saying how she couldn’t believe he asked for a discount on a date.
Now, I’m not saying you should bring your fancy organized coupon binder on a date, but surely a military guy should be able to ask if the place he is supporting actually supports him too. I personally thought it showed lack of class on the female side. When our friend came to us wondering if he should continue to see her (despite her rude comments, he liked her). I didn’t hesitate to say that I didn’t think she was his type. I told him he should spend his time with someone who doesn’t want him to bring a representative on a date, and feels comfortable with being with a young soldier in a military city.
Then I started thinking, which can sometimes make the situation worse ,maybe I really don’t know the do’s and don’ts of the dating world. I have been married to my husband for over 10yrs now and we have 3 children. When we have a date night, I think it’s rude when my husband DOESN’T ask for a military discount.
It’s always nice to imagine going out on a date with a gorgeous guy who wines and dines you, and makes you feel like a princess. But are these sweet feelings really shattered once a discount is given or even requested out of curiosity? No one wants to date a cheapskate who makes you order from the kids menu to save money. This is of course an immediate red flag, and cancellation of any further dates to come. I just don’t see a hard working soldier asking if a place of business accepts a military discount as being a cheapskate.
Am I right? Or am I out of touch?
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