I was reading dating advice for women from men at span style=”font-style:italic;”Cosmo/span and came across a rather amusing letter to “the guy guru who answers your most pressing sex and love questions.” The letter is from a woman who is upset a href=”http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/dinner-date-tips?click=main_sr”that a guy used a coupon to buy her dinner:/abr /br /blockquoteI went out for dinner with this guy, and it was great — we got along well, and there was a definite spark. But when it came time to pay, he pulled out a coupon. I’m hardly a princess, but that totally killed it for me. Am I being too hard on him?/blockquotebr /br /The guy guru gives okay advice back, not great, but not bad:br /br /blockquoteIt was unquestionably a boneheaded maneuver on his part, but yes, cutting him loose on that one faux pas sounds extreme. There are factors to weigh. For one, how old is the dude? If he’s still in school or graduated recently, it could just be that he hasn’t dated a lot and was short on funds — the economy isn’t exactly booming right now. And to be fair, he didn’t ask you to go dutch, so he did still take you out to dinner.br /br /If he’s older and financially stable, then you have more reason to be turned off. Any guy with a little experience should know that you don’t flash coupons on a first date — you bide your time till the chick is in the bathroom, then feverishly shove it into the waiter’s hand! In all seriousness, it could be a sign that he’d turn out to be a cheapskate./blockquotebr /br /Well, I thought it was nice that the guy bought her dinner. I would think a coupon was a little quirky and endearing, but that’s me. If it was reversed and a woman pulled out a coupon to pay on a first date, would you dump her or just be glad she paid? br /br /On the other hand, the equivalent for women might be something different than paying for a meal with a coupon–it might be something appearance oriented or behavioral that a guy would find just as questionable. What would that be?