Ha, the restaurant. You cannot avoid this terrible test when you start a relationship, and it’s a crucial step if you want to go forward with your partner, especially for the men. That’s not fair, isn’t it?
Unfortunately, there are some rules to follow for the men. It’s a question of politeness. You don’t answer to your cell phone during the meal, you don’t look at the other women in the room and don’t flirt with the waitress and of course, you will always pay the bill in the end, even if your date insists to share.
You will try to eat properly, by not spilling all the food out of your plate. You will avoid to dress loose especially if it’s a chic restaurant and you will try to let your partner choose whatever she wants on the menu, even if she settles for the lobster. You won’t offend if she prefers what’s in your plate rather than hers and pick food in it.
Even with that, you could fail miserably at this test, because if you have zero conversation, even if you follow all these rules, chances are the lady won’t appreciate. Except if you’re Brad Pitt. In that case, you don’t need to talk…
Also, avoid any of these subjects of conversations: politics, religion, astrology (boring) and sex. On a first date, it’s never a good idea to go into deep water.
But for the ladies, there are also rules to follow. One of my friend told me she hesitates a lot on what to wear on her first date. Once, she settled for the shortest dress in her wardrobe, which has also a wide cleavage. “I wasn’t comfortable at all. I kept on pulling on my dress and lifting up the cleavage, I didn’t listen to any single word he said, and I ended up spilling accidentally my plate on his knees “ she said. So, sexy clothes, but comfortable one you will choose.
Also, a few check up in the mirror would prevent you from situations like these. K., 28, told me her date was really looking at her in a weird way during the meal. When she switched to the bathroom, she realised she had a piece of salad stuck in her teeth, and that her partner seemed really disgusted by that. Y. ,30, rushed to get prepared for her date, but didn’t have time to check up her make-up before leaving her house. I’ll let you imagine the rest of her story. She told me her date was a catastrophe.
And don’t forget the skirt stuck in the stockings. A classic…
So, what shouldn’t he do in the restaurant according to you? And what should she avoid ?
P.S.: don’t forget this particular day. 😉