First of all, if you didn't know guys, a date, 99% of the time,
includes food. If she is sacrificing an evening of the Bachelor to spend with
you, you should at least feed her, you cheapo.
Now, there are two main approaches, making food and going to eat.
This post is going to cater to the latter.
You ask her out, she has a lapse of judgement and says yes, and
the date is set.
STEP 1: The day before the
date, give her a call in the evening
and give her SOME details on your
plan. (Oh, STEP 0 is make a plan.) Don't spoil it, but do let her know what
attire would be appropriate Note: do NOT tell her what specifically to wear, but
rather I usually say, 'And as far as what to wear, don't worry about wearing
stilettos and you can leave your hiking boots at home. We will be mainly in
doors.' And let her know that you will be feeding her. Ask her if she has any
allergies or any food she hates.
STEP 2: Look in the area of
the activity (because you better have an activity planned or you have not read
enough of this blog) for a restaurant that fits the allergies and food
preference of the date that are within your budget. If you're not sure what your
budget is, take a personal finance course. Honestly, man.
STEP 3: Choose TWO
restaurants that look really good to you. For this example, I will choose PF
Chang's and California Pizza Kitchen.
STEP 4: When you pick her up and you are on your
way to the area of the date, make sure that she is still hungry and didn't just
eat by some turn of fate...funerals, surprise bridal showers, roommate breakup
consolations are all things that may have happened right before the date. If she
is still hungry, ask her which TYPE of restaurant she would like. For my
example, I would say something along the lines of, "Awesome! Well would you
prefer Chinese or American food?" Let her choose, without telling her the
restaurants and then just drive there and surprise her. If she ends up hating
that particular place, that's fine because you have your backup.
This works so much better than just taking a girl somewhere
without her having any say or even worse...the kiss of death, "So...where do you
want to eat?" I've found that while women might not always know what they want,
they know what they do NOT want.
If you ask "Where do you want to eat?", they are likely to
respond, "Anywhere...I'm fine with whatever!" And the following conversation
What happens when you don't feed
people that should be.
"Not a huge fan."
"Not really my thing."
"I've only eaten there once and it wasn't amazing."
"So where do you want to go then??"
"Whereever...I'm not picky."
Listen, fellas, dating can be a lot better if you just plan ahead.
As painful as it may be, a poorly prepared date is much worse for the girl.
Follow these four steps to picking the restaurant for a date and you will find
your evening full of delicious enjoyment and sweet conversation.