I met a bumble chick at a local bar. Most of the girls I've met in the past agree to go Dutch on the first date or whatever. I honestly thought it was common sense.
We actually hit it off and had fun playing pool, darts, and just chatting. She was drinking pretty heavily. She had like 5 different expensive mixed drinks over a 2 hour period.
Side note: At some point a group of her old work friends showed up. I don't know if this was orchestrated but I really didn't care. We all started playing pool and whatnot and having a decent time.
It's getting late and I'm ready to go. I had already made out with this girl earlier in the night. I told her I was leaving so she walked me out to my car, where I was going to invite her back to my place. So we make out again, and right after she says "oh yeah, thanks for the drinks!". I had cashed out my tab while we were playing pool. I told her I don't pay for shit the first time I meet someone and I never agreed to pay for hers. She was like "you're playing right?" I told her no, said bye and left.
I'm not even sure how much her tab was, but I would guess >$40 and I was NOT paying that. I did buy the wings we shared.
So she texts me the next day saying her card was "froze" and her friends had to pay for her tab. I asked why did she come out if her card was froze(i.e. didn't have money). "you invited me out" She didn't respond after that. I could tell she was really into me before I told her i didn't cover her tab.
Did I handle this correctly or should I have told her I wasn't paying for her shit upfront?
I'll probably just meet girls at the park or something from now on.