What Your First Date Meal Says About You
Photo by Emily Hildebrand Nervous?
Let's face it: First dates are awkward. It doesn't matter how great the conversation is or how much you laugh, you and the person sitting across the table from you are uncomfortable as hell. Food helps.
Food's a go-to for pretty much any first meet up, but you might want to think twice about where you make your first impression. Where you go and what's on the menu may be the difference between "let's have a drink" and "I have to go, my roommate is on fire."
The "Let's Grab Coffee" Date
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Coffee is super safe. You don't even have to wait for the whole hour-long process of ordering at a restaurant. You can do it during the day. You can bounce as soon as your cup is empty.
If you're unsure what you want with the person you're taking out, this is a good start because you can just end it at coffee, but if it's going well, you can go grab dessert or watch a movie after.
If you're the date-ee, be careful because the person that asked you out may not being looking for anything serious.
Exception to this rule: If the person's really into coffee. At that point beware, because if they showed you their favorite espresso spot that's just as important as introducing you to their parents.
The Fancy Smhancy Restaurant Date
Photo by Anne Marie Panoringan Fancy, but not first date-y
Run the other way as fast as you can. Unless you already know your date really well (like, I'm talking best friend status), who in their right mind would drop over $100 on a first date meal?
The answer is no one.
Unless you're crazy.
A person willing to spend that much on someone for the first time is trying way too hard and is probably compensating for something.
If you're reading this and actually expect someone to spend that much on you, it's time for a reality check. You can have as great of a time on a $40 dinner date as a $200 dinner date. It all comes down to your company, not the price tag.
Exception to this rule: If you're really rich. Then it doesn't really matter what you do because you already have a leg up on most of us.