April 14, 2011 4:42 am at 4:42 am #596323chayav inish livisumayParticipant
a boy was taking a girl into manhattan and he was taking the bridge instead of the tunnel. the girl turned to the boy and said “i heard there are onky two reasons that a guy would take the bridge, either because hes cheap or he doesnt like the girl”.
the guy rolled down the window and threw a ten dollar bill out and said, “well i guess im not cheap”
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA the girl totally deserved thatApril 14, 2011 4:50 am at 4:50 am #762246HIEParticipant
lolololololololololol! introsontApril 14, 2011 4:59 am at 4:59 am #762247WolfishMusingsParticipant
Okay, so they’re both silly and immature. Or, to paraphrase Yenta:
The way she speaks and the way he acts, it’s a perfect match.
The WolfApril 14, 2011 5:08 am at 5:08 am #762248
If that is a true story- The guy is mean and has an EGO. She wasnt even calling him cheap she was just saying what she heard.
I really hate it when ppl dont date seriously and do all kinds of shticky things so they can laugh about it and share good stories with ther friends. Can we grow up here??April 14, 2011 5:17 am at 5:17 am #762249
Doesn’t sound true to me. No frum guy would throw out ten bucks to prove a point. Probably a joke. I just heard a joke on the radio today after you get married.
What is an example of mixed emotions? Your mother-in-law backing
your brand new car off a cliff!
HaHa!April 14, 2011 5:22 am at 5:22 am #762250
i dont find it funny…i wouldve never said that even if i was thinking it in my head :)) and if a guy would be immature like that i wouldve gotten outta the car rite there and walked home!…or gotten a cab or taken the subway home.
i hate cheap guys too…but i would never say it to their face!!April 14, 2011 5:25 am at 5:25 am #762251
“She wasnt even calling him cheap she was just saying what she heard.”
Whether true or not, the girl started it with her snide comment.
Even if her comment is true, which I doubt because there are probably a million reasons why someone would take the bridge as opposed to the tunnel, it definitely isn’t nice. Somethings are best left unsaid!April 14, 2011 5:26 am at 5:26 am #762252
cshap- rite on! I would do the same thing. Thats why I insist on taking money and a cell phone with me..April 14, 2011 5:31 am at 5:31 am #762253
i hate holding a clutch tho and i dont always have pockets, what do you do?
i also always take phone, cc and id (incase we go to dave and busters lol) and i always check my phone if the guy goes to the bathroom or wtvr, one time the guy came back and i was in middle of texting my friend i felt so bad about it….April 14, 2011 5:36 am at 5:36 am #762254
I know its a lil bit of an issue.. I was actually just thinking of getting a clutch with a small strap that I could either wear or keep inside..
And hello thats not so bad- once I came back and the guy was sitting playing solitare!!April 14, 2011 5:36 am at 5:36 am #762255
cs -“i hate cheap guys too…”
I can understand hating someone who is really cheap – eg. has money, but won’t spend. Who says the guy in this case is cheap -maybe he can’t afford the exorbirant toll?
Or is it your opinion that a guy is cheap if he doesn’t throw money after the girl, even if it’s not necessary, like in this case?April 14, 2011 5:43 am at 5:43 am #762256April 14, 2011 5:49 am at 5:49 am #762257
cs – 45 minutes seems a bit lengthy. How about 10 -15 minutes, is this cheap?
How much should one spend on a coke the first date or two?
10 bucks?April 14, 2011 5:53 am at 5:53 am #762258
Omg the parking thing drives me insane!!
Is it like some macho thing to need to get the CLOSEST POSSIBLE parking spot?April 14, 2011 5:55 am at 5:55 am #762259truth be toldMember
s2021: Don’t girls always complain about having to walk in heels?April 14, 2011 6:00 am at 6:00 am #762260
health…theres no number, being cheap is more like an attitude…if ur dating a girl and u cant spend money on her dont make it obvious u know… its nice when a guy spends money on a date.
s2021 idk, but underground parking scares me when im wearing 5 inch heels…just saying.April 14, 2011 6:08 am at 6:08 am #762261
ya, walking in heels isnt fun but sometimes Id rather walk the 2 blocks then sit for half an hour (cant talk cuz then he cant concentrait on finding a spot) while he compulsively circles and circles and circles.. (Im getting car sick just thinking about it)April 14, 2011 6:12 am at 6:12 am #762262ZeesKiteParticipant
Sounds like he was drunk. So there you have it ????? ????? ??????.April 14, 2011 6:13 am at 6:13 am #762263
cs – So you agree with my previous statement -“Who says the guy in this case is cheap -maybe he can’t afford the exorbirant toll?”
Trying to save money when you don’t have a lot of it -is Not being cheap!April 14, 2011 6:20 am at 6:20 am #762264
once we were walking around toys r us for like 4 hours so i just took off my shoes and walked around barefoot, which although is totally gross, my feet hurt too much to care…April 14, 2011 6:21 am at 6:21 am #762265
lol s20…when that happens i ask the guy what all the buttons do in his car and then start pressing them :))April 14, 2011 6:28 am at 6:28 am #762266
Ha cshap- I actually brought along flats once cuz I hated wearing heels and I didnt know what he was planning to do with me on the date..
and OMG lol!! Ur awesome! He was probly FLIPPING out!!April 14, 2011 7:09 am at 7:09 am #762268
health – i agree with you. I think it’s cheap not to buy a drink at all – but definitely do not have to spend a lot on a drink, and parking can add up (maybe they should think of a place where there are more parking spaces) – if a guy goes out tons, he could end up spending tons and tons of money on dating – and not everyone has that money.
cshapiro – could be you need to marry a guy with money, but you should understand that not everyone can afford what you like on a date – maybe they’re not for you; but that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with them at all!April 14, 2011 7:11 am at 7:11 am #762269
s2021 and cshapiro: texting and solitaire?!? i wonder now if people go on dates and just sit next to each other and text each other?April 14, 2011 7:12 am at 7:12 am #762270
and chayav: i think the girl deserved that, though i don’t believe it happened, nor if it did, do i think the guy was right in doing that. 🙂April 14, 2011 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm #762272
Heels and underground parking lots freak me out. A lot of them are downhill and I really don’t wanna be the girl who goes flying. But then again those grates all over the city are bad for heels too…April 14, 2011 1:04 pm at 1:04 pm #7622731818Participant
girls here sound like they are complaining about boys who dont spend good money on a date.
Girls here talk about wanting to only date a boy “in learning”
well make up your mind girls – money or learning. You cant have everything.April 14, 2011 1:24 pm at 1:24 pm #762274
A. You people have no idea what drinks cost. If you go to a random hotel lobby in Manhattan, and order a diet sprite and a seltzer, your bill is about $10-15.
B. There is absolutely no reason to spend $10 going back and forth in the Battery tunnel, when there are 2 free bridges 5 minutes away.
C. Parking costs $30. Cut the guy some slack if he looks for parking for 5 minutes. (I once spent 5 minutes trying to fit into a spot, and then gave up. I was pushing both cars at the same time. I bet a few more minutes and I could have gotten it.)
D. If a guy takes you for dinner, it is a mighty expensive date. The costs and dates add up fast. I once spent approximately $1500 dating one person, and that did not include any flights, but did include a bit of driving. (19 dates- average $78).April 14, 2011 2:00 pm at 2:00 pm #762275SJSinNYCMember
When my husband was commuting from Brooklyn to NJ, we talked about bridge vs tunnel. It would have saved us a lot of money but at that time of day would have added on at least 45 minutes. His commute was already between 3-4 hours. He paid for the tunnel!
One time we decided to take the bridge since there was no traffic. That was the time someone rear-ended us :-/ Sign from Hashem – take the tunnel.
If I were the guy I would have made up some stuff about yichud issues with tunnels 🙂April 14, 2011 2:03 pm at 2:03 pm #762276
I don’t think it’s necessarily the lack of money being spent on the date that girls are complaining about. I think it’s more that the guys are very obviously looking to save the extra few pennies. I have no problem circling for parking but 45 minutes is rather excessvie. And if they don’t want to spend $10 on a drink (which I agree is a lot) then they should plan the date better and go somewhere other than a lounge.April 14, 2011 2:47 pm at 2:47 pm #762278
dunno: The only place cheaper than a lounge date is a starbucks date.
How many starbucks you wanna go to?April 14, 2011 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm #762279bptParticipant
The guy is a dunce. What he should have done, is keep the $10, ansd toss the date!April 14, 2011 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #762280A23Participant
If there’s little to no traffic on the BQE, taking the bridge would only take an extra five or so minutes each way. Certainly not worth the $9 or whatever round-trip.April 14, 2011 3:22 pm at 3:22 pm #762281
There are places other than starbucks and a lounge…April 14, 2011 3:28 pm at 3:28 pm #762282truth be toldMember
It’s $13 nowadays. $6.50 each wayApril 14, 2011 3:34 pm at 3:34 pm #762283chayav inish livisumayParticipant
another funny story
a girl needed to use the bathroom on a date. when she was ready to flush, she did it with her foot because she didnt want to touch the flusher. and then her shoe fell in the toilet. she came hopping out to the guy and told him what happened. HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAApril 14, 2011 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #762284Joseph / clark-kentMember
$9 each way. If someone wastes money on the tunnel, the girl ought to dump him for being a spend thrift.April 14, 2011 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #762285
If I were the guy I would have made up some stuff about yichud issues with tunnels 🙂
The guy is a dunce. What he should have done, is keep the $10, ansd toss the date!
double lol!!April 14, 2011 5:07 pm at 5:07 pm #762286veteranMember
i hate cheap guys
Not half as much as those guys hate high maintenance girls….April 14, 2011 5:58 pm at 5:58 pm #762287
another funny story
a girl needed to use the bathroom on a date. when she was ready to flush, she did it with her foot because she didnt want to touch the flusher. and then her shoe fell in the toilet. she came hopping out to the guy and told him what happened. HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
…and they got married.April 14, 2011 6:14 pm at 6:14 pm #762288
I once went on a date. About an hour and a half in, we realized we had dated before- for a month.
(I can’t find my lying thread. Can anyone link to it please?)April 14, 2011 6:37 pm at 6:37 pm #762289
Had you left out the “for a month” it might’ve been believableApril 15, 2011 2:25 am at 2:25 am #762290
bina veteran, and popa….are u saying im not worth it??April 15, 2011 5:11 am at 5:11 am #762291
cshapiro – Every Jewish girl is worth it, but can the guy actually afford it? When you’re single- whether a guy or gal and working, there is a lot of money for enjoying yourself. But once you have a family in today’s day and age, even with both parents working, with tuition costs, life can be very struggling. It’s allright to live it up now, but it’s better not to- because it’s not that easy to live on a budget if you aren’t used to living that way. Start now and it won’t be so difficult later on in life.April 15, 2011 5:21 am at 5:21 am #762292SacrilegeMember
Dating is not a time for budgeting.
The guy that gets the girl is the one who romances her.
Like they say: Drinks are an audition, Coffee is cheap, Lunch is an interview and Dinner is romance.
No regrets with going all out.April 15, 2011 5:25 am at 5:25 am #762293am yisrael chaiParticipant
Impressed w/ your attitude!
Kudos to uApril 15, 2011 5:26 am at 5:26 am #762294
Sac- R u the one paying?April 15, 2011 5:28 am at 5:28 am #762295
im not saying fly me to europe, altho a guy did and it was really nice!! but spend a little….going to a barnes and nobles or starbucks maybe nice but it gets old, fast!! im more of a rockerfeller center, chelsea peir and dave & busters type…dinner is not a must, but at least lets do something that i like….NO AQUIRIUMS!!!! and dont ask me what i want to do, and then do what u want cause that just pisses me off lol :))April 15, 2011 5:32 am at 5:32 am #762296shlishiMember
The guy that gets the girl is the one who romances her.
Uch un vey to any girl that goes to the guy based on that criteria.April 15, 2011 5:33 am at 5:33 am #762297SacrilegeMember
Does it discredit what I’m saying if I don’t?
I believe in traditional male/female roles, especially while dating.
If I offer to pay thats my decision, but a gentleman gets me every time.
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