In the words of dating expert Laurie Graff, author of the upcoming book Looking for Mr. Goodfrog (Red Dress Ink), Not the first time.
She says if you use a coupon early on, You send a message about your finances.
There are exceptions. Graff knows of one guy who won a restaurant gift certificate in an auction who used it on a first date because he told his date, I never would have bid on this thing if I didnt know I had you to take.
Meanwhile, love advice expert David Coleman, who calls himself the Dating Doctor, says a two-fer is a bad move on a first date, although there are ways around it.
He says it could be an ice breaker if you say, Hey I have this coupon, would you like to use it together?
After that, he says the Entertainment Guide can be an incentive to plan future dates.
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