Young single woman secretly flees her first date with a man over a $4.50 mistake he made at dinner – but opinion is split over who is in the wrong
- A woman got the ‘ick’ after a date refused to pay $4.50 for cheese
- The single was shocked at how ‘cheap’ he was on a first date
A woman was shocked when her Hinge date displayed ‘dismal’ first-date etiquette by making an uncommon ordering faux pas.
Dafna, from New York, was delighted to find that her date, Zakir, seemed very nice and did not catfish her.
But her mood instantly changed when a waitress came over to take their order.
Dafna ordered a Branzino while Zakir ordered a burger – but he refused to add cheese to his meal for an extra $3 (AUD $4.50).
‘He complained about having to pay for everything these days,’ she said in a video.
A woman was shocked when her Hinge date displayed ‘dismal’ first-date etiquette by making an uncommon ordering faux pas
‘Why am I doing this to myself?’ she asked in the now-viral video. ‘I thought things were going well.’
She explained that she ate as quickly as possible because she was hungry and then lied about going to the washroom to freshen up.
‘I just took my purse and went to the waitress, paid the $55 (AUD $83) bill, texted him that the bill was taken care of and he should’ve gotten the cheese.’
Dafna blocked Zakir immediately after sending the message.
‘It’s New York,’ she said. ‘Of course things are expensive.’
‘I had the intention of paying $21 (AUD $31.50) for a burger – so adding $3 was not worth it,’ he said in a follow-up video
But in the world of TikTok, Zakir soon caught wind of her TikTok and decided to ‘stitch’ it with a response.
‘I had the intention of paying $21 (AUD $31.50) for a burger – so adding $3 was not worth it,’ he said in a follow-up video.
‘So, thank you for paying for dinner, and bye-bye!’
Millions have been following the saga – nicknaming the couple ‘cheese girl’ and ‘cheese guy’ for convenience.
Some women truly understand where Dafna was coming from, and admitted that they would act in a similar manner.
‘It’s not about how much cost the cheese,’ one woman wrote. ‘It’s about why you are complaining about it on your first date.’
‘You’re amazing, that’s also what I would have done. Complaining about money on a first date is a huge turn off.’
But many more sided with Zakir, claiming that it was ‘ridiculous’ to pay $3 for a slice of cheese – and that Dafna was too quick to judge her date.
‘He just decided the cheese wasn’t worth it, I don’t see the problem in that.’
‘I guess something is wrong with me, because $3 for cheese on a burger is crazy.’
‘The problem is people are too quick to judge someone off one comment. You didn’t even give him a chance based on a piece of cheese.’
‘I can’t believe you paid $21 for a burger without cheese.’
‘I was expecting him to do something absolutely wretched. I wouldn’t pay $3 for a slice of cheese either.’