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Why is the Lunch Date Popular?

We have a guest blogger today! Brian Jenkins has a timely topic about the lunch date trend. Check it out:

In our fast-paced world, lunch dating is increasingly popular with busy professionals. The lunch date is ideal because it isn’t as complex as the dinner date – it’s more relaxed and doesn’t have the pressure associated with a dinner date. It’s much, much easier to be yourself.

An offer for a lunch date is also more likely to be accepted by the person you’re interested in than is a dinner date. Besides, since lunch dates are shorter, you only have to be on your best behavior for a little while.

The best time to ask for a lunch date is when you’re feeling a good vibe during a casual conversation. It’s easier to ask for a lunch date if the offer flows with the conversation and doesn’t take center stage.

For women who don’t have a lot of experience asking a man out on a date, the lunch date is a great way to go. Many women find the lunch date offer fairly easy and if they get a negative response, it was just a lunch invitation, no big deal!

A lunch date is less demanding, involves less pressure, and takes less time than a dinner date, but it still provides an excellent opportunity to get to know each other. The lunch date lets you mix lighthearted fun with a little romance.

Low key restaurants work well. To keep it casual, consider selecting a place where you order the food at a counter and then find a table. Select a somewhat quiet place that allows you to have a conversation without screaming. Eat at a moderately priced restaurant. Fast food is alright if you know for sure the other person enjoys it. If time is limited, schedule the lunch date to begin before or after the busy 12:00 to 1:00 rush.

The conversation is vital. Don’t discuss work because the answer to a question such as “How is it going at work?” usually receives a boring response such as “It’s alright” or “I’m usually busy” and you both end up talking about problems at work. The good vibe easily disappears.

What do you think about the lunch date? Have you ever started a relationship with one?

Brian Jenkins writes about many different topics that relate to life in the workplace for BrainTrack.com.

221 comments Add your comment

kimmie

January 10th, 2012
2:13 pm

Exiled – The kids do that all the time. They think it’s soooo funny! They’ll let one rip, then blame the other!

Sassy Me...Juicy Fruit ;-)

January 10th, 2012
2:19 pm

Whoever it was, never left the dance floor. Just danced that fart right on out

:shock:

Hope it wasn’t hot in there….

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
2:22 pm

@SlimNu ~ my kinda gal…I probably would have let one rip too if I had gas at that time (lol)…

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:24 pm

If there are any men around (since the topic of flatulence came up), what are some turn-off’s for you that women commit every now and then?? Same question for the women too about men?

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:25 pm

Sassy – It was hot on the dance floor :lol: ewwwwwww. You would have thought a bomb went off the way folks scattered. That fart was like light to a kitchen full of roaches :shock:

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
2:26 pm

“Just danced that fart right out.” – please stop. I can’t take much more….

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
2:28 pm

I don’t like men scratching their balls in front of me…not any man, the man at home. And, you don’t need to annouce every time you have to go to the bathroom! Daggoneit, just go !*#(#&@!

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:32 pm

you don’t need to annouce every time you have to go to the bathroom!

:lol: Oh my goodness, you’ve been spying on us? This fool will even open the door up just to tell me how bad it stinks in there. I’m like, I really don’t need a play by play of your bathroom episodes. And I ALWAYS see dudes adjusting themselves in public. Next thing you know, they are shaking someone’s hand with that same ball-tainted hand

Willie Dynamite

January 10th, 2012
2:36 pm

Slim – Tell the truth, was it You?

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:38 pm

A turn off for me would be smelling a guys feet. You run the risk of increased foot odor if you do NOT wear socks with your shoes.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:39 pm

WD – In my Shaggy voice, “It wasn’t me”

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:39 pm

Turn off – I do not want to see your used Q-tips. Cover them thangs up with some tissue or push them down in the trash can

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
2:39 pm

@WillieD ~ she said that’s what she gets for going to Old School whatever it was….she thinks and old fart laid a very stinky fart.

Willie Dynamite

January 10th, 2012
2:43 pm

Leggs – You should go to Old School Saturdays. i think you would enjoy 9minus the fart part of course). You like to dance so that would be perfect for you.

Willie Dynamite

January 10th, 2012
2:46 pm

my typing sux today. oh well

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
2:54 pm

If the towel you dry off with after you shower, smells just as bad/sour as the gym clothes you wore 3 days ago, then get a CLEAN towel. lol

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:06 pm

Dayum, it’s 3:00 already. I totally skipped lunch, the company finally remembered I was on the payroll.

@ leggs re your morning laugh about my comment about being fortunate that no one at work turns me on…yeah, I have thought about crossing the line many times (and may technically have), but just because I occasionally do DUMBAZZ things, does not necesssarily mean I don’t know they are DUMB when I do them ;-) (and it is amazing how often the results are exactly what I suspected, not what I hoped).

Some of those t-shirts cover bruises, cuts and more than a few really vicious scars, LOL.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:09 pm

Randy – if those many t-shirts were ace bandages, you’d be a mummy by now.

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:13 pm

O/T…the NC last night proved that when you have bigger faster stronger players you can knock down the 5th, 6th or maybe 10th, or lower teams with no problem…but…

…when you go against a team that has players just as big, bad, fast, and ugly as yours, then the coach better have a plan. Les Miles, in the immortal words of an LSU grad I work with, must have borrowed the Falcons offensive scheme/play book, since the LSU offense scored as many points as the Falcons offense did in the playoffs.

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:14 pm

They do double duty SlimNu, they really do.

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:16 pm

Off topic also…I’m getting texts from an old lover again. Which head should I think with??? Sometimes the lines don’t seem real clear ;-)

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:19 pm

Randy – I will assume that since you described them as ‘lover’ that it was just a fwb situation?

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:22 pm

“I occasionally do DUMBAZZ things, does not necesssarily mean I don’t know they are DUMB when I do them (and it is amazing how often the results are exactly what I suspected, not what I hoped).”

@Randyt ~ there’s your answer…you know which head to use!!!!

@WillieD ~ what is this Old School Saturday you and SlimNu are speaking of???

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:26 pm

@ slimnu…It wasn’t then, but not sure now. I think she wanted me (not consciously but subconsciously) to get rid of my daughter. I will compromise, I will try to accomodate both. But if these are not an option, then I can replace a lover…I can’t replace my daughter.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

Don’t do it Randyt. That’ll just result in another tshirt. The big head please, use the big head.

I see we’re done passing gas…

My kid got an 86 on her Spanish test :)

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

Randyt – If I may, is that the lady you just parted ways a couple of months back?

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

Leggs – You can check out the website here: http://www.oldschoolsaturday.com/ But they have an event once a month at various locations. Usually they will have it in a banquet hall of a hotel or, like last month, they had it at the convention center near the airport. They play all the hits from the 80’s on up. It’s not a thuggish type of atmosphere, tends to be older crowd from 30’s on up. I have been twice and always have a great time. I like how organized and nice they always are.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:28 pm

Dang Randyt – You’re the blog studmuffin

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:29 pm

I don’t know why but after blogging a couple of days, I’m having to clear my cookies or the page gets hung up. This has been happening for like a month now.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:30 pm

“I think she wanted me (not consciously but subconsciously) to get rid of my daughter” – this sounds like a wire might be needed….(lol).

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:31 pm

As you can see, folks come out styling and profiling…none of those white tee’s and airforce ones lol

Look good, People !!
– Dress it UP…not down
– FULL LENGTH Jeans are OK
– Dressy shorts are OK (e.g., linen)
– No sneakers
– No baseball caps
– No athletic attire
– No biker gear
– No “white tees”
– No sports jerseys
– No denim/jean shorts
– No cargo shorts
– No capri pants (men)
– No flip flops
– No tank tops

Thank you for respecting our dress code…we appreciate you!!!

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:31 pm

Excellente, Senorita Celisea!

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:33 pm

yeah Celisea…truth is I know that it is better to “lock the door firmly” when I leave or someone else does. I know. Not a good idea to look back other than to assess what you learned…never to retrace your steps.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:33 pm

Wayment Leggs…gotta go to translator to get you a response…lol Oh wait “wait a minute” not wayment.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:35 pm

Randyt – Okay, it’s against my better judgement but you sound like you’re in a slump, you have the green light to do what you’re feeling right now and deal with the after thought/assessment later. Only thought cause you sound like you’re slumping. It’s against my better judgement though. :)

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:35 pm

I am cracking up….Celisea is inventing her own language…

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:36 pm

That dress code either leaves you nekkid or in your Sunday go to meeting suit :)

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:36 pm

Randy – You keep saying I know so you’re basically that kid that hears you parent tell you, Don’t touch that stove because it’s hot, but touches it anyway.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:37 pm

I heard “Thelma” from Good Times say that once on an episode. She said “wayment ma”

disco

January 10th, 2012
3:37 pm

studmuffin???

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:37 pm

C – Yeah pretty much. You should’ve seen all the “old pimp” looking dudes in their hats, long ankle-lenght trench coats, canes and colored shoes to match whatever colored 15 piece suit they happened to have on. :lol:

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:38 pm

And the same liniment will be needed for that burn.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:40 pm

Slimnu – I need to go back in the archives and pull that “ode” I did a couple months back. I can’t remember who I did it to but it was me and SexyC and I think Blackfoote blogging late one evening. I think WillieD popped in. But your post reminds me of that…lol

Please don’t tell me that had that “leaning to the side” sway/swag going on? You can’t pimp the zoot suits without the 1970’s lean

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
3:40 pm

A lunch date, during the week nah. If were off ok, the weekend would be more plausible, no time constraints to contend with.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:41 pm

That’s what some of those cats had on at Eschelon for Leggs’ birthday. Gangsta lean, woo hoooo

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
3:42 pm

Easily Slim, easy on those “cat daddies”. I was in Echelon about 2 years ago and I swore there must have been a Mack Daddy Convention in town…wall to wall “cat’s with her matching suit and shoes and walking canes….everyone walking around like they’re Mister Big….

Randyt (aka time to shop for some new t-shirts)

January 10th, 2012
3:42 pm

:-) ;-) ;-)

yeah…I know (looking down at bunred fingers), but how could I tell if it was hot unless I touched it???

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
3:42 pm

This is happening more often than not and it’s scary….telepathy.

Slim summoned For Real
I summoned Blackfoote
Somebody else last week because I was thinking how coincidental.

Hey there Blackfoote

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
3:44 pm

C – Girrrrrrl, when we first walked in, 3 of them were just standing there like they were posing in one of those cheesy club pics. Guess who was the standing in the middle?……the shortest one!!! Why come the shortest pimp always seem to have the most respect?!!! (and yes I said why come lol)

Did yall catch this part: No capri pants (men) I can honestly say I have not seen a man in capri pants yet.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
3:44 pm

Cely you summoned me from the under the stairwell. I have been under a lot of daggone work.