Most Helpful Guy
If he makes you happy then just go for it. Others opinions don't matter because they aren't going to be in the relationship. Your friends sound like they should try tinder out instead of judging others.
Most Helpful Girl
What's wrong if he pays for your food? If you both have something looking forwards to and they can't give any solid reasons why you shouldn't, then ignore them. Who cares if their jealous or not? Otherwise, pick better friends. They sound like typical women who likes to badmouth anything that they don't like.