Unless I am reading this thread title wrong, this was their first date?
So what on earth was she doing inviting him around to her house?
The one rule I know about internet dating is always meet in a public place, and don't invite them into your home alone until you know they aren't nutters.
Sara has done quite a bit of dating
in the past, but she has been doing a lot more than usual lately because of a new dating
site that she joined. So far, this is the first time that I have heard her invite someone to her home and I can't say for sure why she did it. I would guess that she felt comfortable because she has several roommates both male and female.
Sara is not a gold digger, a gimmie pig or a user.I have known her a long time and can say that with certainty.
She thinks men should pay for the first date and she thinks dinner is or should be included in that. She has no problem paying or splitting dates/dinners afterwards.
I was on her side originally, but I had to do some questioning before I got the whole story.
Sara: I had the worst date on Friday. He even made me pay for dinner!
Sio: What?! You really pick winners. Did you have to pay the whole bill or just half?
Sara: Well, the whole bill. He didn't eat. He just had water.
Sio: Why would he invite you to dinner if he wasn't going to eat?
Sara: Well, what happened was...
Sio: So, he didn't invite you to dinner?
Sara: Huh? It was a first date! Its just etiquette, Sio!
Sio: I don't think it works that way.
It turns out that dinner wasn't even the reason her date was so awful. It gets weirder and grosser.
I posted this thread for my own sanity, not for Sara. I wouldn't tell her that I asked a bunch of people on an etiquette board. There are only so many etiquette boards and it wouldn't take long to find me.