I knew a guy who had been dating another guy for a few weeks when he said "Look, I've been doing all the organising and paying for our dates. I want you to take me out - doesn't matter where but you need to make the effort to plan, book etc." Well, he was a little surprised when the guy invited him to one of the more expensive restaurants in town, because it wasn't a money issue at all, rather a 'put some effort into the relationship' issue. Until he got there and was told that he could only order a main course, no starter no dessert.
"Odd", he thought, "but maybe he has something else planned and doesn't want me to fill up". Nope, it was so that his date's coupon would still be valid. As my friend said, he would have been fine with a much less expensive restaurant, but having his choices dictated to him to fit a coupon really didn't seem like the romantic evening he'd been hoping for.