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Old 07-18-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Texas
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anyone that has asked me to go out to dinner, already knows what a big dog lover i am, and of course i will ask for a doggie bag, if it's something my dogs would like, or will eat.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
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The first thought that popped into my head was, "How much did the date order?" If it's obvious that they're taking advantage of the situation to not only take care of tonight's dinner, but tomorrow's lunch and possibly dinner, too, then it would be offensive. "Yes, I'll have the All You Can Eat ribs, and oh, whoops, couldn't finish this big pile on my plate; can I have a bag for it, please?" Uh huh... There would not be another date!

However, if they're just not that hungry possibly because they're nervous about dating, or if the portions are huge, what do I care if they take food home with them?

And as for the idea that it's unromantic to be carrying a bag in your hand that you have to put down in order to hug and kiss someone, I disagree. That's a good opportunity to see what kind of sense of humor the other person has. If they can see the humor in it, that would go a long way towards easing the tension inherent in the "hug and kiss" part.

I'm assuming that this question is posed for people who are newly dating, because after you've been with someone for a month or two, wouldn't this be a non-issue?
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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And as for the idea that it's unromantic to be carrying a bag in your hand that you have to put down in order to hug and kiss someone, I disagree. That's a good opportunity to see what kind of sense of humor the other person has. If they can see the humor in it, that would go a long way towards easing the tension inherent in the "hug and kiss" part.
What I can't fathom mostly is that somebody thinks about tomorrow's lunch on a first date...

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I'm assuming that this question is posed for people who are newly dating, because after you've been with someone for a month or two, wouldn't this be a non-issue?
Yes, it would be a non-issue later on.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:30 PM
 
Location: southern california
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no, i would like that. she does not waste food. i hate it when a pretty young thing orders a 40 dollar steak eats a bite has it taken away. to her thinking shows she is classy and a light eater. shows in reality to me is is wasteful and high maintenance.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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no, i would like that. she does not waste food. i hate it when a pretty young thing orders a 40 dollar steak eats a bite has it taken away. to her thinking shows she is classy and a light eater. shows in reality to me is is wasteful and high maintenance.
Hey, some of us finish our steaks.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:39 PM
 
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Doggie Bag? Never, I lick my plate clean

LOL....me to...

seriously...dosn't bother me either way...me, I usually can't eat everything they serve...so, I usually take it home and make another meal out of it...
that is, if I don't forget and walk out without it....
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Hey, some of us finish our steaks.
That's my kind of gal.

But what would you expect from a guy who calls himself "Chowhound"

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Old 07-18-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I normally don't order enough food that I would need a doggie bag when I'm out with someone I don't know. Don't want to be seen as a pig at the trough. However should it arise that I was not able to finish my food then I would probably ask for a doggie bag and if the guy thought badly of me for it then good riddance to a nit picker.

I was raised to not waste food. You pay for the food, assuming it was good, take it home and eat it later. If you have a dog that would enjoy it then share it with the pooch or in my case I have a daughter who might enjoy it since she was not included in the date.

I have dated guys who refuse to eat left overs at home and I think they are idiots.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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That's my kind of gal.

But what would you expect from a guy who calls himself "Chowhound"

Some of us are just munching on wonderful macadamia nuts while wonderful Mr. Johnnie Black is sending them down the tubes.
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Old 07-18-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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Would be nice to have at least a hand available just in case a hug or a kiss are involved...

Wait, sweetie, let me find a place to put my doggie bag down and then perhaps I'll lean towards ya and kiss ya... Only in America!
Somebody mentioned this also. That it would be awkward to lean in for a kiss.
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