A single woman in China has seen her blind date gone horribly wrong after bringing along dozens of her relatives to the romantic occasion to test her companion’s generosity, according to local Chinese reports.
Without telling her date in advance, the Chinese woman allegedly showed up with 23 family members and turned their romantic candle-light dinner into a rowdy feast.
She was eventually left stranded with a whopping $3000USD (19,800 Chinese yuan) bill after her potential Mr Right fled the restaurant upon receiving the bill.
The woman, who remains anonymous, recently went on a blind date with 29-year-old Mr. Liu in eastern Chinese province Zhejiang.
According to the report, the date was set up by the man’s mother after she was worried about her son who had been single for a while.
Before meeting up, Mr. Liu had offered to pay for the meal, assuming that it would be a romantic dinner for two.
But he was taken by surprise when he saw his blind date, who arrived at the restaurant with two dozen relatives unannounced.
The woman told Chinese media later that she wanted to test if her potential boyfriend was generous enough to pay for the feast of 25 people.
After enjoying the luxurious banquet, the woman and her family were shocked to find that Mr. Liu had already escaped from the restaurant, ending the blind date fiesta.
It is reported that he dashed off after seeing the bill, which included expensive dishes and alcohol ordered by the relatives.
The date ended with Mr. Liu failing the generosity test and his date paying for the meal herself.
They later reached an agreement that Mr. Liu would pay for a small part of the meal with the brunt of bill shared among the woman’s 23 family members.
The event has sparked a heated discussion on Chinese social media after being reported this week by multiple websites, with many web users debating who should pay for blind dates.
One reader wrote: ‘Men should pay out of courtsey. But bring 23 people to the meal is unacceptable.’
Another commenter argued: ‘If they like each other after the blind date, then the man should pay. If not, they should go Dutch.’
A third web user said: ‘Usually the woman would bring one or two friends in case the blind date gets awkward. We as gentlemen should pay. If the woman bring seven or eight people, you should just leave. She wasn’t genuine anyway.’
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