When it comes to dating, some of us are looking for love, some of us are looking for intimacy and some are looking for… er, dinner?
After meeting Steve on Tinder, Judy decided to take him out for dinner. After the meal, she offered to pay as ‘something different to be nice’ because she had ‘a really good time’. Steve thanked her for her generous offer and said he’d pay for the meal on their next date in return.
During the second date, Steve did not hold back on ordering multiple items for the menu. “It was like a feast, it lasted several hours,” Judy told the Ghosted podcast. But, he reiterated his intention to pay for the meal. However, when the bill came, he claimed he’d forgotten his wallet at home. Apologetically, he asked Judy if she’d be willing to pay for this meal
He again promised to get it next time and left Judy with a £100 bill, even though she’d already travelled 90 minutes to see him.
“But I decided to give him another chance,” she said. “We went out again and it was another expensive restaurant and he ordered a lot of entrees, mains and plenty of wine.
“It was very boring, he was saying the same things he’d already said before. When it came to pay, I was thinking ‘I hope he doesn’t find a reason not to pay’ and, if he did, I’d teach him a lesson.”
When it came time to pay for the meal, Steve told Judy there was ‘something wrong’ with his account and she would have to pay the £125 bill for a third time, but she already had a plan B.
“I laughed and said my wallet was in my car,” she said. “So I left and never returned. I did a runner! I was laughing the whole time, I’ve never done that in my life. I just walked out.”
“I never even knew this thing existed but it’s one of these things I’ve heard my girlfriends say that a lot of girls take advantage of the guy online – they want to go on free dinners.
“I actually did not even think for a second that there would be a guy out there taking advantage of women by having free dinners.”