I see couples do this in restaurants all the time and I have mixed feelings on it. Personally, I want to have my own meal. I don't mind the guy finishing it if I can't eat all of my food, but I don't want to eat off of someone else's plate.
Guys, would you ever do this on a first date? What about a girl you had been dating for awhile.
Recently, I waited on a couple who ordered water and a chicken strip basket to share. What is your opinion on this? I honestly don't know how to feel.
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That seems odd to me.
I'm totally down for sharing an appetizer, or even a desert, but I want my own meal. Now, there might occasionally be a situation where we order two meals, but share them, so that each of us gets to taste both meals, but that would be a rare exception.
In most cases, I'm more likely to go the other way, which is to insist on getting her her own meal, even if she'd rather just "share" mine. It's not that I'm stingy, but damnit, if I order a large fries, it's because I want that many fries! I'll happily order you your own fries, but don't tell me you aren't hungry and then eat all of my fries...
But about your specific situation... maybe they'd eaten lunch late and neither were very hungry, and decided just to share a meal. Nothing wrong with that, especially with "appetizer" type food like a chicken basket. It's not like the shared the same bowl of soup or something.
Ultimately, I don't really judge people for stuff like this, especially because I don't know the whole situation or background. I was a waiter for several years, and was always happy to accomidate people's wishes as best I could.1