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Coffee shop is a date, and even better if it's one of those little independent ones because that's a bit more thoughtful. I wouldn't take a girl to a Starbucks or Costa on the first date.McDonald's? No. You cannot ever consider McDonald's a date, no matter if it's the first or the hundredth one. That's cheap and pathetic, if you want to impress a girl then be prepared to put some proper effort into it or she's going to ditch your ass, and rightly so.If it's a finance issue then being cheap on a first date is okay as long as you're honest with the girl that you haven't got much cash to spare, in which case there's a multitude of good ideas for free or cheap dates that have some actual effort put into them and will impress her for your creativity and romance. Try one of those, especially if it's tailored to the sort of things she's interested in. But never do McDonald's as a date, ever.
I do coffee shops on a first meet during the day. It’s low pressure, and leaves room for other stuff later on during the day if things work out.If things don’t work, either of us can escape easily.Fast food, no way. Maybe several months in, IF we are coming back from somewhere. But never as an intended destination.What I have found is that if you can break the mold of the “traditional” date, you look more appealing to the other person. Like you took the time to think of some fun and interesting things to do. Aside from the expected norm of movie, dinner, club type things. There can be lots of things to do if you do a little exploring around your city. Small hidden gems that are not really advertised. Most cost very little, or nothing.
It might put you at a disadvantage. A coffee shop would be a step up from McDonald's If there is some dessert. If you don't have the money for a big date you have to make it special some how. Like pick up some food and eat in a special place. Or have an app on your phone that will give you a discount at a nicer place or do something free like go to a festival. Now if you know the woman already likes you and she's not formal about things you have more wiggle room especially if she knows your situation financially. A lot of women won't go overboard on spending if they know the guy is strapped for cash while others will get pissed if a guy doesn't have a certain level of money spent on a date. It depends on the woman.
McDonald's is not a "date" unless you're in high school. Coffee shops are meetups for people who are considering dating. They are not "dates" either. If you want a cheap date, go to a free day at a museum. Go on a walking date or a bike riding date. McDonald's is junk food. I'd be insulted if someone said they were taking me "out" to Mickey D's. And in fact, I'd say I don't go there, which I don't. If being "cheap" is the priority to you, perhaps you should not be dating. You can always go dutch and make this clear from the beginning. In fact, tell your date that cheap places are the most important thing when going out, and see how that goes over.
If you want to do something that is relatively inexpensive, do a picnic in a park or at the beach. If you are trying to impress a lady, McDonald's is not the thing to do!
McDonald’s no, coffee shop yes
Yeah, I think it would be
I’ve been taken on a date to McDonald’s before. I had a great time. We were still in high school then so my date didn’t have a car or lots of money, but he really wanted to spend time with me so we decided to have a date at the McDonalds down the street from our school. We had a really good time. We talked, we ate, it was cheap, and I love McDonald’s chicken nuggets. 10/10. Would do again, even now that I’m an adult with money and a car. But that’s just me. I’m a cheapskate who loves junk food. I don’t think many other girls would agree with me.
Don't do it. That's basically saying i don't think you or this date is that valuable/important enough so im just going to take you to the cheapest spot i know. Like c'mon, anywhere but mcdonalds, taco bell, burger king etc. A coffee shop does sound nice, but pick one other than starbucks.
Like myself I'm not financially independent aa i really can't afford to have expensive dates as I'm working on minimum wage
And don't make much
Save up for a date and go dutch. The choices are not cheap or expensive. You can go on modest dates: a movie, putt putt golf, roller skating. A NICE burger joint, hot dog place, food truck. Be creative. You can invite your date to your place and feed them. That is a dollar saver. If your budget is this tight, perhaps you should save up for a better date instead of scraping the bottom of the barrel in quality. No woman would appreciate this.
Then you don't need to be worrying about dating right now. You need to focus on yourself and do what's best for you until your situation turns around or simply save up. I'm not saying you have to take to Hilton hotel or the most fancy expensive restaurant either, but at least something decent
A date is still a date, but to some women, it can be seen as a cheap date and they may not like that. So UNLESS you have good reasons to go there, it can be seen as disrespectful to her. Best to talk this out with your date first before you go anywhere.
Coffee shop is fine, hence the like "do you wanna get a cup of coffee sometime?" Maccies, no, unless you're 15, but even I didn't go there. Maccies is somewhere you'd go near the end of a date, especially if it's late and you're hungry. It'll be a good throwback to when you were uni students.
If both of you consider that it's a date, then it's a date. If both of you feel that it's not a date, then it's not a date.Of course, if she doesn't feel those places could be considered a date but you do, then I hope you can respect her decisions and agree with her as well.
A coffee shop would be better, but if you make it clear that it’s a date and she’s ok with it either one could work. I think a better cheap date would be taking her to a free museum, go on an art walk if your city has one, or have a picnic in the park.
Its not so much about the money as it is about the pride. No woman wants to say "he took me on a date to McDonald's." Imagine taking a girl to a fancy ball and she wears a bralette and daisy dukes. Its not that you don't like the woman, its that you would be embarrassed by the low quality interaction. You would think "why would you choose to do that when you could have come correct?" And that's how women feel when a guy takes us to Mcdonalds. Dont get me wrong, Mcdonalds as a date is fine. But not as a first date. You should be trying to impress on the first date. You dont have to spend a ton of money, but put some effort into making the woman feel special so that she doesn't feel that her comfort isn't something you considered
I dont know anything about women but I would say that is a bad idea. If that's all you can afford however or if you are saving for something maybe she would understand and play it like that but I probably wouldn't risk it if you can do it take her out to a nice steakhouse or somewhere with a nice atmosphere with that fancy low light stuff get a bottle of wine ya know do it up a bit.
Saw some other ideas for cheap dates yeah go for a coffee shop or something or go on a hike with her. Something outside would work most likely.
Mc Donald's? You're a grown man. No. Do not take a woman to McDonald's.
What's wrong with it 😕?
What's wrong with McDonald's? It's literally the worldwide symbol for cheap, crap food that no one should eat.
How you feel about Chic Fil A?
@Fuentes Don't take a grown woman you LIKE to a fast food joint of any kind unless it's after you've been dancing and drinking all night at a club!
@Screenwriter nah i only take the women i fuck in my car to fast food 24 7 spots like taco bell, im far from your friend or your lover haha
I would say with all things that involve titles e. g. girlfriend, boyfriend, friend, etc. People have stopped being direct about sayin,"Hey is this a date"? Or "are we monogamous"? Which leaves both parties in an ambiguous state of limbo. If I had to make a judgement call if it was in the afternoon no if it was in the evening yes if it was you left your bedroom left the house and then went to go get breakfast yes
It depends, it's a bad idea if it was a first date and you're just getting to know the girl, you gotta show her that you value her at first and what your capabilities are.But if you're already un a relationship with her, where you take her or what you guys do doesn't matter much, it's kinda materialistic in that case.You guys can eat pizza in the car while watching nostalgic High School Musical episodes and just laughing and having a good time, cheap but very cute and iconic
The whole idea is to know each other and feel comfortable with one another.. I'd say it doesn't matter where it is.. if she's not gonna like it bc is in McDonald's or somewhere else she's wrong.. I mean... Why would it even matter where you take her? (But the place should be nice and not that loud.. somewhere where you can feel comfortable..)
I would say its the company or effort you put in not where you go that constitutes a date - A walk together costs nothing yet you can make it very romantic
Depends on how he phrases it. If he asks if I want to tag along to a coffee shop or McDonalds with some friends... I don't consider that a date. If he wants to go just the two of us... I consider that a date.
McDonalds is a no no. I don't even like Mcdonalds. Its disgusting🤢🤢 I probably wouldn't even consider being with him at all after that. I'd rather someone take me to Chikfila🤦🏾🤦🏾
You can be cheap, but at least let it be somewhere good. Most of the time, the hole in the wall resturants/cheap eats resturants are the best ones to go too for good cheap food.
Coffe is fine but I wouldn't eat anything at mcdonalds. If you want to safe money do a pic nic or just grab some coffe and go for a walk. It doesn't always have to involve a meal. Or just pay for your meal.
I’m down. I like park dates and carnival dates which are also relatively cheap. But more exciting. I feel for first dates coffee is great to save money - but you’ll both be on your best behavior which isn’t ideal if you’re trying to get to know them. Going to a park to toss a baseball around or a carnival will give you the chance to be more playful and comfortable as a consequence.
Short answer yes.Coffee Shops are typical nowadays...McDonald's, why would you want to take her out for poison. There are better burger joints.
I wouldn't call McDonald's a date, unless there was a real lack in finances. In that case, going to the park can be a date.
If you didn't convey the message that it was a date then no, it's not a date. However with that being said, yes you could go on a cheap date like that.
It depends on the person. Some people like McDonalds and would consider it a date, some people can't stand it and would just be upset. So if she likes McDonalds then go for it, it's a date
Mcdonalds how romantic.Especially if u get a good seat right by the childrens playplace😄
In ball pit.
I mean I love cheese Toasties at McDonald's during the breakfast time period. I ain't gonna complain😂Also coffee shops are always a proper date place. Like I can see why someone might not like McDonald's dates, but what's wrong with coffee shop dates?
Coffee is not an uncommon first date if you don’t know each other well. I would probably not suggest McDs even though their coffee is actually not bad. I’d go somewhere with better ambiance.
I think it is. But try to do more than just got coffee or McDeez Go on a walk or to the park.Bring the McDonald's to the park and have a picnic Something like that
Yeah, but if it's the first one don't take her to McDonald's lol. Coffee shop is normal and is fine.
Depends if she's a cheapskate or not. Orrr really likes a McDonald's item... technically you could have a date in the ball pit, but then police would come get you.
Lol best answer so far
What's a good place to take a date if the are only has 3 things McDonald's Walmart and Asian Buffett
A decent food truck is better than any of those choices. Invite her for coffee to go from YOUR house and take a walk.
Coffee shop is great. It's a chill environment you guys can have a good conversation. McDonald's is not the best place for a date, but if you guys know each other already, why not?
I'd go to Taco Bell since that is my favorite place to eat. They may as well get used to it, because when they ask me where I want to eat, I'd be requesting Taco Bell more than half the time.
I've always wanted a coffee date. So romantic. But mcdonalds? Thats fcked up
I'm give a shops should be the first date where you get to know each other without wasting too much money. McDonald's is for when you're already together
Years ago when I was dating, my girl and I went on a picnic, costing less than McD, and it wasn't a problem. A date is what the couple makes of it.
We don't have a McDonald's here, but I'd definitely do a coffee shop or maybe like TGIF or Taco Bell. Those may be an okay date.
You take her out where your money allows you to. If she finds you cheap for not being able to afford more, get rid of her.Honestly I wouldn't care where I'm going, I'd only care about who I'm going with.
McDonald’s = disaster date.A guy once took me on a date to a McDonald’s. I considered him an absolute cheap skate.
Coffee shops possibly, not mcfonalds unless she says that’s what she wants. I’d stay away from that in the beginning though, better to do that when you’re more comfortable with each other the majority of the time.
Yes for coffee shops but no for McDonalds. The reason being coffee shops are not full of teenagers and screaming kids.
The coffee shop is fine. McDonalds probably not, and certainly not for me.
Scrolling through the female responses here just reaffirms how shallow and entitled today's women are. It's no wonder Female Entitlement Disorder (FED) was recently assigned it's own ICD-10 diagnosis code in the "Mental, Behavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders" diagnosis grouping.
I was thinking the same thing. All they care about is money and image.
I took my ex-gf one day we went to Eat n Park and another day McDonald'si bought decent size meals so we ate good and than we came home andate snacks at home and watched TV.
Yeah..: if you call it a date, it doesn’t matter where you take her
Coffee shop yes... McDonald's? lmfaoooo HAAAA!!! No way! That is NOT. a date
Perhaps if you are just meeting the person for the first time & getting to know them & so on,... I don't think there should be any issues with that considering you are meeting the person for the 1st time & getting to know them.
If you wanna be the cool 21st century lovers: take her to McDonald's, and if u want to give her the ecstacy of a gentleman typical date, then Coffee it is! Hope it helps
If you get laid and/or a blowjob, then... Yeah!
if you're wondering about money rather than getting to know her, I suggest you go to McDonald's or coffee shops by yourself. tell me how it goes
Why must getting to know a woman be attached to monetary value?
@esotericstory buy a nice coffee drink and go for a walk in the park. Drink and walk and talk. Say, let's meet outside the coffee shop and go walking together. You have no obligation to buy her her coffee. The "date" is the walking through the public park. So it's "free." There. No monetary value attached to the meeting or the walking.
@Screenwriter That makes sense.
Yes during our first few dates we eat in mcd. Broke and he never recommend any food because he does not know what I like lol
And some guys maybe want something different because they are just from camp.
A date is a safe place where two people meet up to learn about each other with the potential of becoming partners.The logistics of it are not important.
If my boyfriend did that we would be single. that's cheap i don't date cheap guys
You're 17, calm down
So? I don't date cheap guys
Do you even have a job of your own?
Yes i work at my dad place. i get 18 $ an hour and i work 20 hours
Then in that case, take your boyfriend in a fancy place and you pay for it and see if you like it
Coffee I'm happy with not macdonalds though I hate macdonalds
For the first few dates no.After you have a relationship going it won't really matter where you eat
Coffee shop is great. No drunks and nice and quiet. One place to go when you don't drink..
Id probably start off with coffee. If it's a good date see about mcds later 👍
Yes but dont spoil her too much... she will start to expect it...
Nah, take her somewhere a little more fancier like Tim Horton's or something.
Yes, especially coffee. Not sure if Mcdonald’s would be great tho, do take out and take her to a romantic place or a park. that would be a better date than eating IN mcdonald’s
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