Pay Up or Give Up

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Guess what! Not only is everyone judging your sexual potential based on what drink you order, they're also scrutinizing your behavior when the check for said drinks arrives. Grub Street has long believed that on first dates the gentleman pays, and today, CHOW advice columnist Helena Echlin drives home the point that this is necessary even when it's an online date. "Failing to treat is usually a deal-breaker," she intones, which we've found to be yep, pretty true. So remember that, boys, if you're headed out to clink drinks with a stranger tonight. And also, no Groupon: "Using a coupon on a first date isn't kosher either." [CHOW, Related]