One of the unofficial rules of dating is that you NEVER use a coupon on a date. At least we THOUGHT that was one of the rules. This economy is throwing everything out of whack, man.
--In a new survey by the website CouponCabin.com, 18% of people say they've used a coupon on a first date.
--And believe it or not, it didn't sink most of them. The survey found that 73% of people say it's not really a turn-off if someone uses a coupon on a date . . . and 26% say they'd actually be IMPRESSED if someone had a coupon ready to use.
--Only 4% of the people surveyed said it's NEVER acceptable to use a coupon on a date . . . not even when you're having "date night" with your husband or wife.
--But if you're on a date and not sure whether it'll ruin things to use a coupon, you can always try this trick . . .
--Go to the bathroom, find your server, and let them know you'll leave a good tip if they apply the coupon off discreetly. (--We've mentioned this technique before.)
(--Allison Nawoj did the survey. She's at email@example.com.)