To Treat or Not to Treat

United States
May 30, 2007 11:24am CST
If you had online friend whom you have never met would you invite them to visit you or take them to dinner if they came to your town, especially if you were on a very tight paycheck to paycheck budget?
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@gberlin (3836)
31 May 07
I would invite them out for coffee and then go from there.
• United States
1 Jun 07
My kind of thinker. If we had money like we used to it might me ok to treat them but people dont seem to appreciate things anmore. Plus I am part Scotish, cheaP!
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@gberlin (3836)
1 Jun 07
Not cheap, just frugal!
• United States
30 May 07
No, I would not meet them, I find sometimes it is best just to keep the relationship the way it started online, if they were true friends, they would not put you in a position to worry about money.
• United States
30 May 07
I tend to agree with you. Especially since we barely have enough money to fee our self. But my husband would like to meet his poker buddy. His buddy's mother in law lives here in Houston and the buddy is moving to Alabama so he will be here anyway.
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• United States
30 May 07
Nothing wrong with inviting the guy to your house and being friendly, but going out and buying him dinner is another thing.
@accents (87)
• United States
30 May 07
I would certainly want to get together and meet an online friend if they were in my area. You could always meet for lunch rather than dinner, and it wouldn't need to be an expensive place. Take them to your home for a meal and a visit or even make a picnic and enjoy a local park.
• United States
30 May 07
Lunch sounds good. We would have a hard time paying for their food. Maybe we could each pay their own? Would that be bad taste?