This might sound weird, but even before I met my boyfriend, I usually turned down guys when they offered to buy me a drink. I just hated leading them on, and feeling obligated to talk to them the rest of the night just because they were footing the bill. The times I did let a guy buy me a drink, I was so consumed with planning my exit strategy throughout the entire conversation that I finally realized it just wasn't worth it.
I know plenty of girls who happily take guys up on their offer (even when they aren't the least bit interested), and I really don't think there's anything wrong with that. I also know girls who "date" a few different guys at one time just so they constantly have someone refreshing their vodka tonics. I can't say I agree with that, but hey, whatever works I suppose.
The last time a guy offered to buy me a drink (which was quite a while ago), I just smiled and said, "No thanks." He kinda looked at me like, "Is that it?" but I don't think his ego took such a tough blow. For a girl who is broke 99 percent of the time and gets overly excited about getting FREE...anything, I know this might come as a surprise. Liza's the same way; I guess it's in our blood or something.
So girls: How do you usually react when a guy offers to buy you a drink? And guys: Have you ever bought a girl drinks all night long, only to have her tell you "she's going to the bathroom," and then see her walk out of the bar with her friends? Ouch.