Are you going on a first date? You already know how much that cost you to make happen and maybe the stress that was accompanying the whole ordeal. Now, all you have to do is prepare thing for the date itself. We’ll leave the costumes to you, but here are some factors that you can consider when choosing the restaurant for your first date.
Undoubtedly, the atmosphere of the place plays a pivotal role in the mood of your date, and the mood of your date plays a pivotal role in their decision making. First impressions are extremely important and the place you are in is no less important than the way you present yourself. You will want all odds to be on your side.
Casual First Date
The type of impression you want to create is dependent on the type of date you want to create. Now, let’s say that your date consists of meeting someone up with a group of friends in a more friendly atmosphere. For these kinds of dates, you better choose something. Casual cocktail bars will do for this and if you want to aim for something more you can always go out to dinner from there.
Braking the Ice
Let’s say you are one or your date is one that tends to be more nervous and shy around new people. In these case, experts advise that you choose a restaurant that ‘warms you up’ before eating. This means that the food becomes only part of the activity. There are plenty of restaurants which have games available or places where you can see your food cooked in front of you and communicate with third parties like the cooks. This will give you both time before you get to the point of being one on one.
Date To Remember
If you want to leave a lasting impression, choose a place that unique in its food choices and interior design. When you stand out in the place you met, the chances of you standing out amongst others is greater.
Consider The Budget
If both of you are not able to afford an expensive restaurant do not go there. If your date cannot afford this type of restaurant do not go there even if you can and are planning to pay for both. Your date might not know this, and making them feel uncomfortable will set everything in the wrong tone and will not get them emotionally to the place that you want them to be.
Consider The Others Taste
Make sure you know what your date likes to eat or at least what they do not like to eat. Imagine what would happen if you took a dedicated vegetarian to a steakhouse. If they do not like a specific food, don’t go there. Do not forget to check up on your date’s allergies as well to check out any potentially threatening foods.
Consider The Character
If you know a little something about your first date, consider their character when choosing the type of atmosphere of the restaurant. If they are a person who likes to have fun, choose something more eventful and a place where you can move more. For more laidback people, you can go for a classic dinner for two. Use your imagination and intuition on this!
Make your reservations on time to cut down on any unnecessary stress in an already potentially delicate situation. A lack of free places in the restaurant you chose as perfect will only cause chaos.
Choose A Fair Location
Choose a location that is neutral to both of you. If your date lives on the opposite side of town, choose something in the middle between the two where they won’t have to break their feet or car getting back home.
Don’t forget the most important thing – have fun and be yourself! Use these tips and some common sense, and you will get things right.