I don't know about doing that on the first date. It would depend on where you are eating too. If someone were to do that and it doesn't specify what kind of meal, you know the any two entrees and the one of lesser value would be free. I think I would approach your waiter/waitress away from your date and let him/her know that you are using the coupon but want to keep it quiet. Most will understand. Just throw an extra buck or two in the tip.
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Last edited at 4:42PM on 5/12/2012
Because you want to give the impression of not being too cheap, it is not the best idea to use a buy one meal get one free coupon on your first date. Use coupons a little later, when you know each other better.
There are discrete ways of doing that, and truthfully it can be nice to know that one's guy is thrifty with his money. The important part is did you have a good time, not how much money he spent on you. Stuff is really expensive these days, so everyone should be looking to save a few extra dollars. If he uses a coupon this time, it means he'll have more money with which to take you out next time (or it will ensure that he has funds for next time).
Not on the first date,get to know her first, I think a thrifty man is a great attribute,however when you tip make sure you tip on the original amount. That would be a total turn off if you tipped after the discount.
No, but it would be funny if she paid for hers and then you flip the old coupon out of your wallet for yours.... Omg I'm laughing so hard right now visualizing that...... Seriously, who cares? Tell her you want to save some money so you will have more to spend on her later. That will make her happy.
I don't think it's "wrong", but it sends a message that he's tacky and cheap, and that the woman he's with doesn't deserve a full meal. If he's tight on funds, better to take her to a different event as dinners can be expensive. Do a picnic, for instance. Done correctly, it can be very romantic!