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Old 08-14-2019, 12:12 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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She may, but she'll KNOW you are an idiot.
This.

 
Old 08-14-2019, 12:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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The OP said $200 per entree, not for the entire meal.

$200 for a meal is not that unusual. $200 per plate is another level.
Well, at the minibar by José Andrés in Washington D.C average dinner price is $400. So just the entree might be in a $200 range.
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Old 08-14-2019, 12:14 PM
 
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So, I'm curious about how people would react to this. Suppose you are having dinner with a woman at a 5-star restaurant where the entrees are $200.

Is she going to think you are doing this only because you want guaranteed intimacy from her?
If the woman is your wife, then the answer is YES.
 
Old 08-14-2019, 12:15 PM
 
Location: In a place beyond human comprehension
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Depends on the guy.
 
Old 08-14-2019, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Depends on his income. You guys probably wouldn’t do it on your 7-11 pay, but maybe a 200 dollar a entree meal means no more to him than going to McDonalds does to you. Everything is relative. 😂
 
Old 08-14-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I mean I can speculate on what some other woman might think about this... But to be honest, I think I'd personally judge a guy negatively for shelling out that much for one meal. I like a sensible partner. If you wipe your butt with money (which in the long run, this...kinda almost is...) then you're not really my kind of people.

And that does not mean that I place myself in company of those who cannot AFFORD to. The richest people I have ever known, have not been stupid about how they spent their money. If they had, they wouldn't have stayed rich. It's how "new money" behaves, not how "old money" behaves, in my opinion.

I mean, CAN you find a place to spend that kind of dough on a dinner? Sure you can. Doesn't mean ya should.

The only exception I can think of (which could be even MORE expensive and still work) is if the guy was like, "Look, I have always wanted to go to this place. It's not just a dinner, it's a whole experience. They do this thing...no one else does this, it's a once-in-a-lifetime, OK? And I don't want to go alone, so I'm inviting you." That makes a kind of sense to me, paying a lot for something that he especially and particularly wants to do, like I said, you're giving him company and an excuse to do it, then...sure, I see that. Maybe it's on his bucket list to eat ice cream dipped in real gold. People have those odd little "I've always wanted to..." things and that's a bit different.

EDIT: I'm cracking up at how every time someone speaks up that they think this is reasonable, they seem to be located in California. No wonder we keep getting so many transplants here in Colorado. I've heard the cost of living is insane out there but this, like I'm seeing it in action right now. Funny.
 
Old 08-14-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Moreno Valley, Ca
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I just think that is a bit much for the first couple of dates. But, I am simple in my food preferences anyway.

It depends on the individual woman as to what she may think your motives are.
 
Old 08-14-2019, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Continental Europe
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Depends on his income. You guys probably wouldn’t do it on your 7-11 pay, but maybe a 200 dollar a entree meal means no more to him than going to McDonalds does to you. Everything is relative. 😂
What makes you think we all work at 7-11 or make rubbish money?
 
Old 08-14-2019, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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What makes you think we all work at 7-11 or make rubbish money?
Well, I kinda make trash money, but still wouldn’t fork over $200 per plate for a meal.

Maybe I’m wrong, but on a date I think she’s gonna be more interested in the engagement, mood, and vibe, than needing to lay out multiple C-notes to cover a dinner bill.
 
Old 08-14-2019, 12:30 PM
 
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Well, at the minibar by José Andrés in Washington D.C average dinner price is $400. So just the entree might be in a $200 range.
I've never been, but I just googled the joint. They don't have dinner... just small plates. But you can spend mightily on a cocktail flight/class!
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