NY POST - Mar 28 - Is using a coupon on a first date smart or tacky? Dan Nainan, a 29-year-old former computer engineer for Intel who now works as a comedian, has used discounts for dates with four different women in the last three months. “When people get into serious relationships, or get married, they use coupons,” he says of his rational approach. “So why not use them from day one?” So far, he says all the women he’s wined and dined (at 50% off) have been impressed with his savvy. “You’re not cheap when you bring a coupon on a date, you’re just beating the system,” asserts Casey, author of “The Man Plan” and a relationship expert for Match.com.
Mark Brooks: The Entertainment book is nice, but handing an Entertainment book coupon to the waitress at the beginning of a dinner sends the message 'I am cheap, and you're not worth it.' Or, 'I'm going on so many dates I need to get a break.' Or 'I'm on the breadline and can only afford to pay for one.' Singles are better off using iDine. The 20% discount on the whole dinner bill appears on the credit card, automatically. No coupons to hand out, and no loss of face when the waitress comes back and says, 'I'm sorry, we're under new management and no longer accepting these coupons.'