Many years ago, my mom's best friend was coerced into posting an ad in the personals section of the newspaper. I'm not even sure if newspapers have that section anymore, but this was well before e-anything and online dating sites. Her headline was "Former Homecoming Queen Seeks King" with a picture of her from high school days.
Her tactic lured in a lot of dates. I can remember her stories about the guy with the new toupee who we dubbed "El Baldo" and the other guy who took her to McDonald's, who followed our naming trend as "El Cheapo." I don't think she was totally turned off about the McDonald's date idea, it was that he used a coupon.
Back then I laughed and laughed. And now, even after a self-induced month of dating with a nightly limit of $31, I still have no idea how I feel about coupons on a first date.
In some ways, I think we look at it as a monetary sign of worth. And in other ways, people might look at coupons on a first date as a sign of well-planned finances. So what do you think? Is it okay to use a coupon on a first date?