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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cops Called on Man Who Refuses to Pay Blind Date's Portion of Restaurant Bill

Posted By on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 10:13 AM


What happens when a blind date goes badly? Hopefully, for the sake of saving face and not making a public spectacle, both parties stay until the end of the meal, thus avoiding the always conspicuous stomp-out routine or solo dinner party. Then you can have the awkward goodbye outside without the prying eyes of strangers judging you for being obviously unlovable.

If your lovely lass, however, decides to call it a night mid-meal — say after dinner but before the check arrives — that sucks, but you're still obligated to pay the bill. There's no half-off waiver for an unlucky love connection.

A man dining at Houlihan's in Strongsville had a different interpretation of how things should play out. He, after all, knows "blind dating rules," and those unwritten laws dictate that he does not have to fork over cash for his date's meal, especially if she left.

Via the Sun News:

Apparently, the man had been on a blind date with a woman who insulted him and left the restaurant after eating her meal, but before the check arrived.

The man did not believe he should be required to pay for her meal, since this is not in the “blind dating rules.”

Police convinced the man to pay the bill in order to avoid being arrested, but he did not include a tip.

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