Dinner's always great—until that awkward moment when the bill comes.You're on the third date, and things with your new guy are going well. The food was delicious, and the wine revved up both conversation and chemistry between you two. But then the check arrives, interrupting your amorous gazes. Awkwardness descends.
Like a gentleman, your guy paid for the first two dates, and it seems time that you offered to pitch in. But if you're being honest with yourself, do you really want to pay your fair-and-square share of that $125 bill, plus tip? The independent feminist within you insists, "Yes!" while the one who appreciates a little chivalry-and has a big credit card bill that's due-admits, "Not really."
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Feeling a bit guilty, you reach for your purse, purposefully moving in a slow, exaggerated motion. The trick works: Your guy spots you and waves you off. "It's okay, I got this," he says, plunking down his Amex.
Whew! Saved by the beau-at least until the next date.
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