• It depends on how well I know the person. I may be a little more modest about what I order if I do not know the person as well. I don't really think it is an issue as long as there can be reciprocation, though.
  • I don't take advantage of the situation. I order a sensible-priced dish.
  • I order something less pricey, unless he/she says that I can have whatever I want. I take things literally. Anyone who really knows me would realize that.
  • I sorta wait and ask for suggestions from my host or hostess.
  • i would get something fairly cheap but that i know i'll like...i don't like my dates spending too much money on me
  • Economical to mid-range. I'll also try to follow their lead by asking what they're having.
  • I stay on the side of cheapness! Unless they are taking me out to thank me for something I know the value of.
  • I just avoid the expensive items. But I'll order stuff that's medium priced.
  • Never order a dish more expensive than what the host is getting - that is an example of good taste (pardon the pun).
  • It depends on who I'm out with. If I'm out with someone who I feel owes me something I spare no expense. Otherwise, I go on the cheap side.
  • i don't even like buying something expensive when i'm paying. i wouldn't make somebody pay more than what i would pay for myself. not to mention i don't usually eat expensive stuff like steak or lobster anyways, so they're kinda lucky. if it's like a date or something half the time i'm betting we'd just split a huge meal anyways.
  • I usually know what their circumstances and I a rarely want the most expensive item. Since i cook so many things at home, it bothers be to see what they charge for many dishes. So I choose what I would really like to try and still be reasonable in my desires, just as if I were choosing if I was paying. I do not take advantage of people's generosity.
  • I usually order something on the low end of the scale. I would never get the most expensive thing, I would be too embarrassed.
  • Watch what they are eating and order something comparable. If you order the same thing, make one little thing different about it so it doesn't look like you are just following exactly what they are doing. If they are waiting for you to order first, you might either be modest about what you choose or order the special of the day, which is either cheaper or more interesting than other items on the menu. Occasionally your date or guest or host may want you to order for them or vice versa. This makes little sense on a date, but is not unheard of. If it is a very fancy restaurant and you have never eaten there, it may be appropriate to ask for guidance about what to order. In the end, what you order gives you a chance to say something about you, and being overly sensitive about what you order for purely economic reasons may be wasting an opportunity to give someone an idea of your taste and judgement with food.

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