Food can be an integral part of the dating process. At some point, we are either mingling or getting to know one another over food. Cooking great food is also a great way to add spice (pun intended) to the regular, run of the mill date activities.
I recruited my fabulous new gal pal Chef Bren Herrera to help us navigate the joys of cooking and dating. She is a fellow blogger who recently wrote about one of her clients thinking outside the box for a non-traditional date idea. He hired her to prepare a special meal for a special lady. I have to say, there is something about a personal chef that can add instant wow factor to a date!
I asked Chef Bren how cooking could heat things up for a non-traditional date:
1. Cooking on a date will show both guy and gal that you’re atypical and think outside the box! Who like movies and dinner dates! So, so passé! It’s 2010.
2. You can totally spoon-feed each other while “tasting” what you’re making. That makes for an intended sexy moment, without being forceful or offensive.
3. If you’re looking for a life-long mate that can cook, this is the test!! How willing are they to break out the cutting board and knives and mince garlic(which will make your breath stinky, but that’s another test of his/her real interest)? If they’re down for it, chances are they are conscious of budgeting, their health and quality time at home.
4. If the food is good, you’ve sealed the deal and a 2nd date is in order.
Well, she makes a pretty convincing argument. What do you think? Would cooking a meal prepared by the two of you not impress the socks (yes…just the socks) off of you?
Have you tried it before? What would you do if you showed up to your date’s place to find the meal waiting to be cooked. Would you be impressed and turned on a little (Am I the only one thinking of the film 9 1/2 weeks right now? Just me? Ok.)
Would you *ahem* go with the flow and roll up your sleeves? As far as non-traditional dates go, this would definitely be outside the norm. It would definitely be a memorable night. I won’t forget the night younger guy brought all these ingredients to my place. I left to run an errand and when I walked back in, I was shocked to find dinner was done. Then he fed me. No seriously, he literally cooked and fed me. You’ve got to admire those younger dudes.
Chef Bren said that a male client’s favorite dish is the spicy seared scallops in honey with a mango and cilantro relish. That sounds amazing! Do you have an amazing recipe that would be ideal for date nights? What dish do you use to impress the ladies/men?