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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

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
4:38 pm

I can walk and walk and walk…easily.

Cel – I just read somewhere recently that you’ll need to change the routine if you’re able to do it with your eyes closed and too easily. Now I won’t lie and say the elliptical is EASY but once you get into it, it’s good. There is a point when you first start that you’ll want to go back to what you know but try to work through it. I usually do about 20+ minutes then run on treadmill for another 15 or so.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:39 pm

Slim1 what, another Blue Devil in the house. Although you graduated from SWD 3 years at Avondale you’re still a devil.

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:40 pm

@BF wasn’t in high school the time you were in high school, SlimNu (lol). Well, I hope not (LOLOLOL).

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:43 pm

LOL……@Leggs

I said I was slow, they had to put me out at some point and time……LOL

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:44 pm

Yeah right, you ain’t that slow, buddy! You’re pretty quick…

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
4:44 pm

Leggs – Yeah I figured he wasn’t there when I was there which is why I didn’t state the years I attended or asked him. But it’s just not very often I hear anyone admit they went there :lol:

BF – I’m not sure if the performing arts program was in the works then, but that’s what I did when I went there. My mom thought I was starting to ’smell myself’ and had too many friends, so we moved and I ended up being a Panther the last 2yrs of HS. I must admit, it was a welcome change to go to a school with a winning football team

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:47 pm

Thanks Leggs and Slim. Dr. Oz said that too. He was saying sometimes you have to trick the body. That if it gets use to the same routine, that routine becomes less effective.

Leggs – I usually have music, a mag or a book. If I’m watching the time it’s gonna be 5 minutes of less :)

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:48 pm

“or”

I know I’m not disciplined at all when it comes to this. That’s why I’ve never joined a gym. Join and then nothing. A waste of money.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
4:53 pm

Yeah I remember when they changed to a performing arts school, I was long gone by then. The winning footbal team was in 74, I’m proud to say Quad AAAA State Champions. Team mates Danny Buggs ( wide reciever) from Scotdale went on to play with Washington Redskins he won a Super Bowl, and Cliff Austin (running back) played with New Orleans and the Falcons.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
4:54 pm

Cel – When those legs start burning you feel like you’ve been on that thing for at least 10 minutes. You look down and the time reads 1:22 :lol:

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
4:56 pm

Play 212…I think it fell a few weeks back though???

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
4:59 pm

Slimnu – Okay I LOL for real on your 4:54 because that is the truth on anything exhausting… You think you’re hitting your stride, burning calories and it ain’t even been 2 minutes…lol That is sooo true.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
5:01 pm

Cely 2 minutes can seem like 2 hours depending what you’re working on.

SlimNu

January 10th, 2012
5:02 pm

Alright peeps, i’m out of here…and you’ve encouraged me not to skip the gym today. Elliptical, here I come. ;-)

Leggs

January 10th, 2012
5:04 pm

Life will be so much easier if you can accept that things don’t always go as planned and see that these are often magnificent opportunities.

Nite!

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
5:05 pm

Blackfoote – So true. You’re working late today? You’re normally out by 3.

Goooo Slim. As I plan to go home and do nothing. Maybe I’ll hit the gym for real.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
5:05 pm

Talk of high school I spent more time roaming the hallways and campuses at Gordon, Walker, SWD, and Towers than I did at my own school……LOL

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
5:06 pm

Who the heck does a wire this late and don’t fund for it. Dang fire alarm after 5:00. I think I’ll let this one sit until tomorrow.

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
5:06 pm

Cely yep, gotta stay here for IT to do their thing on the computers.

Celisea

January 10th, 2012
5:08 pm

Gotcha…well buddy, I’m out. Stay from under the stairway and find yourself a nice 2nd floor blog apartment and call it home :)

Night!!

Blackfoote: The Real Blackfoote

January 10th, 2012
5:10 pm

LOL….got it, moving up.