There are a lot of facets to modern dating. But a big step, and an important one, is going to be the all important first dinner date. The two main options for dinner dating are to either go out for a meal, or make one in. Though the two may be very different events, they both require a bit of planning.
So, if a dinner date is in your future, consider a few variable that you’ll have to deal with, including the distraction of attraction, food allergies of your date, how you want to approach organic or non-GMO options, what your timing is going to be like in terms of eating or doing other things, and making sure to prep for multiple meals (in case you ask for another date!).
The Distraction of Attraction
In some cases, no matter how well you plan to cook or order dinner, you might be so smitten that you don’t even make it to the dinner part! That doesn’t mean, however, that you shouldn’t at least have a plan. Even if it’s just a phone number for takeout, don’t depend on that immediate distraction of attraction, even if it is nice when it happens.
Find Out About Food Allergies
Before you plan too much of your dinner date, make sure that you ask your date if he or she has any food allergies. The fastest way to have a disaster of a time is if you make spaghetti and find out they have a tomato allergy. Or if you make a normal pizza and there’s a gluten sensitivity that you didn’t know about. It might seem silly to ask about allergies so early in the relationship, but it will certainly show maturity on your part.
Think About Organic and non-GMO Options
Some personality types are going to have opinions about GMOs or various organic options when it comes to eating food. Even though you might not be picky about these kinds of options yourself, if you know that your partner is part of the green movement, then you should adjust your ingredients list accordingly.
Choose Your Timing Wisely
There’s also the matter of timing your dinner. You want to make sure that your date can eat in comfort, without rushing, and then be in a relaxed state in order to enjoy both the taste of the food and the digestion process. Any kind of time stress can make your dinner date less than enjoyable with that regard.
Prep For Multiple Meals
And if you’re getting ready to cook one meal, you might as well buy the ingredients to cook several, just in case you have the opportunity to ask for a next date. So have all of the fruits, veggies, and meats on-hand that would be required for your next date, maybe even breakfast sometime, as you might suggest!