Originally Posted by Sazerac
I asked my wife about this last night. Curiously, she answered that it would not be a turn off in the slightest given an otherwise normal context. That is, so long as the dinner weren't too early or they weren't limited in their choice of entree it would be fine. In fact, she said, it would demonstrate that he is cautious with money yet still knows how to have a good time with it.
That's probably because your wife is mature. As women grow and mature, many TEND to use more of their brain and less of their heart, esp after marriage. The exact same question, if put to single women in their mid- (or even late-) 20s, would like produce very different answers. You can't really compare the answers of married women with thoae of single women. I've usually seen big differences.