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Old 08-14-2019, 05:16 PM
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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Originally Posted by Sonic_Spork View Post
@calipoppy, it's not a matter of hostility, per se, more that I would immediately feel that I'm sitting across from someone who does not share my values or priorities...in the slightest.

Also, I'm not a foodie. It would be completely wasted on me. So it would neither flatter or impress me. It'd be a bad move.

It isn't even a judgment against someone for loving "fine dining" since in most places (which you consider "flyover country" perhaps) this goes way beyond that. It's like how Starbucks charges more for "the experience" or ambiance or something...when they don't even really have that, not really. Most of the very cool people I knew in the Seattle area, were not actually fans of Starbucks. It was far more hip to go to a little small business coffee shop with some character, of which there were MANY. The question with some really over the top price-tag is...what are you really paying for? Is the food quality truly that great? Or is it for the bump to your image or ego?

I would rather have a partner who donates a spare $100 bill to a cause of some sort, than one who sets it on fire to light his cigar in front of me, just to prove that he can. To some of us...without any further qualifying details than what we were given, this looks somewhat of the same flavor.
Yes I realize that spending several hundreds on a first date dinner may seem over the top to some but some guys spend that amount routinely. They aren't trying to impress anyone but its just their normal.

Old 08-14-2019, 05:32 PM
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Originally Posted by gus2 View Post
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!
scroll down, click on the most recent/updated list, see the table
It's a 2 star Michelin

The Inn at Little Washington following closely. (3 stars Michelin)
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Old 08-14-2019, 05:43 PM
Location: The State Of California
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Originally Posted by BigCityDreamer View Post
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.
No but she is going to wonder if you can leave a large enough " Tip "......
Old 08-14-2019, 05:47 PM
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by elnina View Post
scroll down, click on the most recent/updated list, see the table
It's a 2 star Michelin

The Inn at Little Washington following closely. (3 stars Michelin)
That place isn’t anywhere even near DC.
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:32 PM
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My question is if you take her to a $200 entree restaurant and you find that you are not that into her, but she offers to pay and does pay, do you have sex with her?
Old 08-14-2019, 06:43 PM
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Most guys are doing fine with 2 for $20 at Chili’s, Netflix and chill. Why would a guy do $200 plates? Lol
Old 08-14-2019, 07:47 PM
Location: a primitive state
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If I knew the guy was wealthy and adventurous, I’d definitely go with him to try one of the Michelin starred restaurants I occasionally read about. Reading through articles about the latest and greatest chef usually leaves me feeling ambivalent about the hype, but I’m still curious. And, if he was treating, sure, why not?

I would fuss if my husband wanted to spend that much on a single meal, because we don’t need that kind of thing to be happy. We seek out authenticity over splash.

Would a fancy dinner lead to S-e-x? If I liked this hypothetical date, of course, because I think that is fun, too.
Old 08-14-2019, 07:57 PM
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will she think you're very inexperienced at dating, possibly a virgin, or a huge sucker? yes.
Old 08-14-2019, 08:44 PM
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All women do not think alike. Some will assume it's just dinner. Some will think you expect sex even if the dinner is only 20 dollars.
Old 08-14-2019, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by calipoppy View Post
No. I would just assume 1) that you really like the food at that restaurant 2) you can afford it and 3) you enjoy my company and wish to share that dining experience with me.
My thoughts.
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