In a firey Reddit thread, a student recently explained why he refused to pay for a meal after his date ordered lobster and a $90 bottle of wine... And expected him to pay for it.
Now, this is awkward!
It's a debate that's been going on for years now:Who actually should pay the bill on the first date?
Of course, the old fashioned thing has always been for the man to pay the full bill...But it's important to remember that we're now in 2020, and things are very different.
When it comes to settling up...A lot of couples now split the bill to make things fair.
No harm done, right?Well, things sadly aren't always that simple!
What happens if one member of the date decides to splurge on their meal...While the other half sticks to a more sensible budget... Who pays what?
Well, this is exactly the problem one student experienced recently.
via: GettyA young man took to Reddit to share his ghastly experience with a very high-maintenance date, and people just couldn't believe the cheek and the audacity of the young woman he took out.
The student, who goes by the Reddit name CuteBananaMuffin, shared a Facebook message exchange that occurred on the disastrous date.The young man took out a woman who ended up ordering a bottle of €80 ($96) wine and the main €30 ($36) lobster dish, while he only ordered a carbonara dish and a beer that came to €17 ($20.50), according to his Reddit thread.
His date expected him to pay for the full bill, even though his half of the meal was a tiny amount in comparison to hers.The student rightly refused to pay for her meal and insisted that, to be fair, they each pay for what they ate and drank.
Well, it seems that his date wasn't at all happy about this...Because when the young man messaged her on Facebook to ask her if she'd like to go out again, she responded with: "After what you did last time, do you expect me to go out with you again? Wow."
He asked her what he had done to upset her, to which she responded with:"You made me pay for my own food and drink, while you paid for only yours wtf."
Well, the student was having none of it.He replied with, "So? You invited me lol, you are lucky you didn't pay for my food too, plus I got carbonara and a beer and you got lobster and an €80 wine." "And you were really expecting me to pay that?" he went on, "I'm a student, not your sugar daddy."
The date then responded with the most contradictory message:"Wow, you are so rude!!!! I'm never going out with you ever again, if you can't pay for the girl's food then why accepting the invite... gentlemen ALWAYS pay for girl's food but I guess you are gay."
The student defended his honor, by saying that he is a gentleman and how he put up with a lot of her s*** during the date.His angry date then told him to "f*** off" and claimed he was only there to have sex with her... well, this is when he fired back with the best response!
"Well... Ofc I wanted to have sex with you, but then I realized I might not have €20 for that."All we can say is... wow.
You can read their heated conversation here: