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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C
# going dutch
This woman refused to split the bill on First Dates and all hell broke loose
Yet another brilliantly excruciating exchange.

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MARC AND ELLE were a pair of contestants on Channel 4′s wildly addictive dating show First Dates last night – and things were going grand until the bill came.

And then things got seriously awkward.

Elle: We need to pay the bill.
Marc: Are you giving it to me?
Elle: Of course I’m giving it to you. I never pay on dates. Why would I? Come on, I’ve been hot and fun.

The discussion went on for an excruciating couple of minutes more. The bill was £136.69, and Elle did agree to give Marc £30 for the date by the end.

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The reaction online was quick, and the whole things sparked a huge debate

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Elle might have had the whole internet against her on this one

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Earlier in the date, Marc had said that he fancied her

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But perhaps not after Billgate 2015

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Who will forget such First Dates drama?

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There were some that thought she was 100% right

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But otherwise, the majority of people thought it should have been a 50/50 split

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Their final comments were a little awkward

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The whole thing took cringe TV to the next level

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And shows us what really gets people going – not splitting the bill on an anonymous first date

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Written by David Elkin and posted on DailyEdge.ie

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