Relationships 101: Romantic Dinner Ideas
When a man invites a woman to dinner, it implies he wants to take her out on a date. And, there are some of the best romantic date ideas one can consider while taking your woman out for a date.
Men think about the same thing the other way around, but sometimes when a woman asks for it, it could be that she’s just hungry. So why not plan for a romantic dinner date by choosing one of the best romantic dinner ideas mentioned in the article.
What is the difference between a man and a woman consuming necessary nutrition in the twilight hours of the day and romantic dinner dates? The difference is merely intent. It is not the place, nor the food, and definitely not the cost.
What is intent? How does it involve romantic dinners? That’s when one or both parties plan to use the time and activity to develop intimacy with each other.
Someone rarely goes to a dinner date without knowing the other parties intention.
It does happen, there are dense people out there.
Romantic dinner ideas for two
Even with intent, eating at Mcdonalds together would hardly constitute a romantic dinner. It may fall under the definition of a date, but it doesn’t come close to romantic, at least, if you are over 14 years old.
If you intend to develop intimacy, the setting should be conducive for a quiet conversation and maybe a bit of flirting. Romantic meals have less to do with the food, but more on the conversation. Getting to know each other through a pleasant meal is one of the best ways to develop intimacy.
Good food raises endorphins and lightens the mood, coupled with matching alcohol and tongues loosen up.
What better way to find out someone’s deepest darkest secrets than by asking them about it. Besides, sincerity is the best way to open a woman’s heart, and don’t forget that food is all it takes for a man to do that.
So what is a perfect romantic dinner recipe for two? Good food, intimate setting, and intent. That is all. Anything else in excess is showing off your money (it’s not a bad thing).
Romantic meals for two at home
1. Intimate settings
Speaking of an intimate setting, the best place to have one is at home. Assuming the inviter doesn’t live in their mother’s basement, any single independent individual can use their home as a setting for a dinner date.
It gives people a chance to show off their cooking skills. It also lets the other party know if the man they like is a total slob. Most men are, but luckily that’s changing.
For men, having a woman come to your house in their own free will for dinner means they might stay for breakfast too. So it’s about both parties hoping to get lucky.
A lot of women also find it attractive when a man can cook. This gender role stigma perpetrated by the Martha Stewart generation is a myth. Men have always been better cooks than women. This list of top Michelin star chefs in the world is absolute proof.
Regardless, that stigma will work to a man’s advantage.
Brownie points right there.
We arrive at the first element of having a romantic home-made dinner. Cook shirtless, just kidding.
Start your romantic dinner date before the food is ready.
Food is food, but these days, not quite. The difference between eating out and preparing dinner for your date is the selection. The cook gets to choose what to eat. There’s no second option.
All your entire romantic dinner ideas and preparations would go down the drain if you prepared wagyu steak to a vegetarian.
It doesn’t matter how delicious the meal is, if your date has a self-imposed diet restriction, you’re screwed. That also means you won’t likely get to screw tonight either.
So we arrive at our second point.
2. Know your partner’s tastes and restrictions
A lot of people adhere to some type of diet these days, such as gluten-free or peanut allergy. Prepare food that conforms to it. As crazy as it sounds, 200 people die from consuming peanuts every year.
Last, but not the least, the third point states that –
3. Set an intimate mood
Leaving pizza boxes and beer cans around your gaming console will ruin the mood, unless the girl is a gamer herself.
If you’re a player of a different sort, make sure there are no leftover undies or condoms that she may accidentally find lying around.
Women are more observant than seasoned detectives.
Those are the essential tips for romantic dinner ideas at home. Other blog posts will tell you to set candle lights, music, and prepare tasty food and wine. This blog post is about pitfalls that you have overlooked even with meticulous planning and practical experience.
Romantic dinner recipes
The title may sound confusing, but I’m not going to tell you how to prepare the perfect lamb chop and what’s the best wine to pair with it.
This is not a cookbook, but an advice column. We will, however, tell you the elements of a perfect dinner date.
Great romantic dinner ideas require a lot of research.
Merely going to the best restaurant in town isn’t going to cut it. Not every girl is impressed with that, some women even hate excessive show of wealth and find it superficial.
So without further ado, here is the recipe for a perfect romantic dinner with her.
1 x Quiet table
1 x Well-groomed man
1 x Confirmed reservation (if eating out)
1 x No unpleasant surprises (when eating at home)
1 x Main course the girl would like
2-3x Side dishes to compliment the main course
1 x dessert that wouldn’t interfere with alcohol
3-5 x engaging conversation pieces that would keep her off the phone
Unlimited supply of alcohol
Once you have prepared yourself for a romantic dinner with her, make sure to arrive at least 20 minutes before the agreed-upon time. Women do not like to wait, but expect to wait for at least an hour.
If she is ready by the time you arrive, that is a good sign.
Make sure to confirm your reservation, arriving at a high-class restaurant without a table is bad form. It will also set a negative tone for the night. Once you are seated, order drinks and tip the waiter right away.
If you have an easy romantic dinner at home, make sure you double-checked all the ingredients and have them on hand. Running to the store and leave your girl behind is also bad form.
Begin conversing right away, a short awkward moment will force her to look at her phone, if she finds something interesting there, it will also set a negative tone for the night. (By the way, silent yours and do not take it out)
Make sure she laughs a lot. That’s the real key to any woman’s heart. What happens from here, only God and your conversational skills knows.
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