I read someone lamenting on Twitter about the fact that they had been taken out to dinner at a chain restaurant. I guess it didn’t go over well. Would it bother you if your date took you to some horrendous place for a date or to dine?
When you talk about dating compatibility, do you ever think, “Gosh, if we don’t have the same taste in restaurants, it will never work out?” I’m being facetious, but you would be surprised how this becomes a thing on the dating scene!
I’ve even seen the chain restaurant test to gauge every thing from a person’s personal taste, financial/social status, to snobby attitude checks. This basically involves suggesting/going to a chain restaurant for the express purpose of getting a reaction.
Now I am a firm believer in having common interests, world outlooks, and values because it’s important to connect on deeper levels. When it comes to harshly judging each other based on things like taste in music and food, it seems like an excuse to be elitist with people.
I would be shocked and appalled (read: really annoyed) if I saw a perfectly good potential romance go off the rails because someone judged harshly on a restaurant selection. (This coming from a self-professed foodie and fangirl of fine dining)
Would it bother you to go to a chain restaurant for a date? Do you think the difference in culture and taste is the sign of deeper incompatibility?
Do we have to like the exact same things in order for it to work?
I went to Decatur’s newest BBQ joint Burnt Fork and read about the owners. Apparently the owner’s wife is not a fan of meat. Guess what is on the menu? Meatless options! You just marinate on that..(sorry for the bad pun).
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog