Determining what to eat when you go out on your first date can be kind of mind boggling. If you’ve spent a lot of time talking and learning about one another before you go out to eat you may know each other’s favorite foods already. However, with so many diets and so many food allergies, it truly can be a nightmare for some people to be able to eat out in general.
Here are some things that could help you determine what to do for food on your first date, and what not to do.
Followed Up With A Fun Casual Time Out
Your dining decisions may revolve around your other date plans. If you’ve simply gone out on a casual date, a fancy restaurant just won’t do, unless you’re both up for a change in wardrobe. You don’t want to do fast food, which is just extremely tacky (and unhealthy). Instead, opt for a cheaper sit down diner type of place.
You could also continue food trucks with this type of date, or even a hotdog at the bowling alley. It makes it more fun and whimsical.
Picking A Restaurant You’ll Both Like
Discuss where each of you would like to eat. You’ll have plenty of time, if things work out, to play the whole “wherever you want” game. For now, just in case one of you has a specific diet need or allergy need, it’s important to know what works for both of you.
Who knows, you might find out that you share the same favorite restaurant. Or maybe you’ll find that eating meals together will always be a nightmare. Better to find out early.
Doing Something Light
Not every first date needs to come with a complete meal. Instead, you could consider meeting for coffee, or even smoothies. If you’re already out, maybe you’ll decide to go out for dessert, or get ice cream, instead of filling up on a large meal.
First Date, Home Cooked Meal?
You may be an excellent cook, but deciding to make dinner on the first date needs to have some considerations. If this is a blind date, or you barely know the person you’re going to go out with, do you really want them to be hanging out in your house for a meal? You could do a picnic.
If you are finally dating someone you’ve had interest in for a while, or decided to change the relationship with a friend, dinner at home may be the perfect setting, since you already know each other.
Just discuss allergies and diet restrictions of any kind before you make your dinner plans. These days it’s not possible to surprise someone with a meal unless you know what they can and can’t eat ahead of time.