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RightGalaxy
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19 May 2021, 9:31 am

How do you feel about a female friend buying you lunch?



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19 May 2021, 9:34 am

I like any situation that proves Milton Friedman wrong, so I won't turn down a free lunch. :nerdy:


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19 May 2021, 9:34 am

Free lunch? What's the downside? Sign me up! :D



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19 May 2021, 9:43 am

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Free lunch? What's the downside? Sign me up! :D

No downside - just happy after meeting him after 4 long years of separation due to living abroad.



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19 May 2021, 9:44 am

funeralxempire wrote:
I like any situation that proves Milton Friedman wrong, so I won't turn down a free lunch. :nerdy:

What is the story about Milton Friedman?



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19 May 2021, 10:28 am

RightGalaxy wrote:
funeralxempire wrote:
I like any situation that proves Milton Friedman wrong, so I won't turn down a free lunch. :nerdy:

What is the story about Milton Friedman?


He says there's no such thing as a free lunch.


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19 May 2021, 11:02 am

In the context of friendship, I don't see why this would be an issue. There are certainly some old fashioned types who believe a man should always pay, but that's usually in romantic relationships.


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19 May 2021, 12:24 pm

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How do you feel about a female friend buying you lunch?
It was better when they cooked my breakfast; but I would always settle for lunch.

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19 May 2021, 12:27 pm

He's one lucky guy!

I wouldn't mind it if you bought me lunch----especially at a place which serves Swiss burgers with mushrooms :)



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19 May 2021, 12:29 pm

I prefer to buy lunch but I won't say no.



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19 May 2021, 1:45 pm

Buy me lunch.


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19 May 2021, 9:26 pm

I'll take it. I might ask "are you sure", and if they say yes, I won't insist.

If someone paid for me, I'd order something inexpensive out of respect.



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19 May 2021, 9:30 pm

RightGalaxy wrote:
How do you feel about a female friend buying you lunch?

Appreciative. Thankful. Pleased.

And it has happened recently; often two or more of us core members of the local creative writers group will go out for lunch after meeting and sometimes we'll but lunch for each other. Has been a couple times when it was just Liz and I that she's bought lunch. And I think Linda and Amy have each bought me lunch once.


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19 May 2021, 9:43 pm

In general I believe in being fair. But that doesn't rule out someone buying me lunch, it just means next time I'll be the one buying for both of us. Nothing wrong with that.

Sometimes if you know someone is struggling financially then it gets awkward. It's a source of pride for them to pay and I don't want to make a big deal out of it. In those circumstances I'd maybe offer to pay for the drinks, or at least be the one who leaves the tip, just to lighten the burden on them a little without causing offence.



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19 May 2021, 10:48 pm

Mountain Goat wrote:
I prefer to buy lunch but I won't say no.


Next time I cross the seven bridge I'll buy you lunch :D



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20 May 2021, 1:29 am

RightGalaxy wrote:
How do you feel about a female friend buying you lunch?


Uncomfortable. Threatening. Weird. Kind of a turn off. Comes off desperate and controlling and too nice.