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Is it OK for a man to take his girlfriend to restaurants like Yoshinoya on a date?

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Sure. If she is already his girlfriend, and if this is not a first date, then why not? They should be comfortable in any situation, whether normal or special occasions. Why does a date have to be artificial?

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Define ‘date’. First date, maybe not - but who am I to judge? 100th date, sure.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Of course. Just make sure you split the bill.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

I'm not sure why JT thinks our opinion matters. There is only one opinion that matters - the girl being taken on the date. Some girls will be ok with it, some won't.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Why not? I’d say yes if it’s also ok for a woman to take her boyfriend or girlfriend to places like Yoshinoya and for a man to take his boyfriend.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

No. Your love is directly proportional to the amount of money you spend on her. Any woman in Tokyo will verify this.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

I would say no, but not because of the price - Yoshinoya is a very rushed place. If its a busy time, you will have people waiting for your seat, and the food takes less than 30 seconds to be served. This means you will have very little time to talk. If money is an issue, then somewhere like McDonalds might be better since you can sit down for a bit longer.

On the other hand if the real destination for the date is a movie, or another attraction, which you are running late for, then you cant get a much quicker feed than Yoshinoya!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Depends on how long you've been going out? If it's not a special occasion and you eat together all the time anyway then it's not a problem. If you take her there for her birthday however...

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I have do so many times, but then move on to more expensive attractions.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Seeing as it's way down the list of places I'd take myself, I'd hardly put a date through it.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

So long as you're both happy and enjoying each others' company then even just eating convenience store food at a park is nice

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Once I told an American friend I had eaten a natto teishoku breakfast at Yoshinoya, and his reaction was, "Oo, gross!" The have introduced a dish without rice for dieters and I went to sample it but was disappointed. Yoshinoya's competitors like Sukiya seem to be offering tastier dishes, like the unagi-beef combination bowl. My general rule on dating is to stick with places that offer table service. It's more conducive to conversation.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

It's a great way to find out if the girl is a keeper or not, or only interested in your wallet.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Of course. Just make sure you split the bill.

Absolutely. Go Dutch if you've got a 50yen off coupon, though (it's yours, remember).

1 ( +2 / -1 )

This question is so stuck in the last century with the Man Taking the Girl somewhere.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

If you really don’t want to see her again, sure.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Depends on what she looks like.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Of course it is, why on earth not ?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Yeah, I would. I knew a guy who took a girl to Paris on their first date. Sure, he got laid, but it was kind of pathetic. If a woman needs an expensive restaurant, she's more than likely not worth it.

For guys who believe they need to spend a certain amount to impress on the first date, well that's true for some women (but not all). They problem is, if you impress a woman like that, you'll keep paying through the nose to keep her around and you'll ruin your life if you go so far as marrying her. Unless you have millions to spare and don't mind having a trophy wife rather than a life partner.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Well, considering the economic realities facing young people these days, they don't have any real choice. Even McD's is OK.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

For guys who believe they need to spend a certain amount to impress on the first date, well that's true for some women (but not all). They problem is, if you impress a woman like that, you'll keep paying through the nose to keep her around and you'll ruin your life if you go so far as marrying her. Unless you have millions to spare and don't mind having a trophy wife rather than a life partner.

That's too blanket of a statement. Expecting a man to take them to a place with a little more class than Yoshinoya doesn't mean they are going to expect him to break the bank throughout an entire relationship.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Let's see... among the very nice and rich women I dated when I was dating... the wealthiest, we had our first date at Denny's. Another was at a cheap karaoke bar. Another was on a park aside some steps, with wine in a brown paper bag.

If you like each other, who cares where you eat? Anybody can buy dinner.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

You’d think we’d be over the idea that men have to pay on dates, and that dates have to be expensive in order to be fun.

Personally, I’d prefer takoyaki and beer in the park than Yoshinoya. :)

0 ( +0 / -0 )

You’d think we’d be over the idea that men have to pay on dates, and that dates have to be expensive in order to be fun.

And yet that’s what a LOT of women are into.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

among the very nice and rich women I dated when I was dating... the wealthiest, we had our first date at Denny's. Another was at a cheap karaoke bar. Another was on a park aside some steps, with wine in a brown paper bag.

A cheap karaoke bar has style, and singing together is fun and builds familiarity. It doesn’t come across as cheap. A park with wine in a bag also has character, same thing. Of the three examples the Denny’s date is the most likely to put off some women, so good on her.

It’s nice you’ve found some cool women. But that doesn’t change my assertion that it doesn’t make a gold digger simply because she expects a higher level of class on a first date than Yoshinoya.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

But that doesn’t change my assertion that it doesn’t make a gold digger simply because she expects a higher level of class on a first date than Yoshinoya.

I would say it totally depends on the circumstances, there are no hard and fast rules. If she is turned off a guy because he took her to Yoshinoya, I would guess there is more she doesn't like about him as well.

I don't think a woman who is turned off by Yoshinoya is necessarily a gold digger. But I do think guys who tend to bring first dates to expensive places tend to end up with a materialistic partner.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

 Any woman in Tokyo will verify this.

Thankfully there are a hell of a lot more women in Japan than just "Tokyo"!

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I would say it totally depends on the circumstances, there are no hard and fast rules.

Um, yeah. That's what I said:

That's too blanket of a statement.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I won't say "no," but during looking at the girlfriend's eyes with each othre, the Gyudon will be served. You can't be relaxed.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

People can do whatever they want in terms of going on dates and locales, and it's no one's business but theirs. If it's NOT okay, with either the man or woman being taken to such places, they will let the other know (or ghost them). As to personal opinion, while I don't even go to Yoshinoya myself and really don't want to, I think yes, if they are a couple, are comfortable with each other, and want to eat it. As a first date... unless there is no significance to the shop, perhaps no, but then, unlike many here, I would never call a person my "girlfriend" on my first date. I've had women say they were my girlfriend in front of others on the first date, which shocked me, but hey.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

only if he's trying to dump her...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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