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Best cuisine for dates?

I found out that a guy purposely selected a rib joint for our first date to test my girly quotient.  That’s right, if I couldn’t handle getting my fingers dirty on a date, then I wasn’t his kind of girl (I had to fight the urge to insert a dirty joke here!).  In fact, I suspect that a lot of guys want to see how women handle awkward situations when it comes to food.

Seriously, guys? What is that about?  Picking a restaurant that has messy foods make it hard for women to be all sexy.  Unless watching a woman rip meat off a buffalo wing gets you going, why would you pick a wing place for a romantic date? Am I missing something?

What are the best foods, cuisines and restaurants that would be ideal for a romantic date?  Is there some place or some food that can be messy and sexy at the same time?

Have you ever picked a really bad place to eat for a date?  Do men really pay attention to how a woman eats her food on a date? Ladies, do you judge a guy by the restaurant he picks for the two of you to dine?

Happy Friday!

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

331 comments Add your comment

Lee

July 12th, 2013
7:03 am

Huh?

I do not care — i eat the food how i like to — if he doesn’t like it then its OH WELL!!! I am natural funny about my food, and have been asked why do you eat this or that like that, ITS BECAUSE I CAN AND THAT IS HOW I WANT TO EAT.

I never thought of eating sexy– what is that? It sounds fake and belongs in some bad porn movie(let me lick my corn out of my spoon)LOL

I never judge a guy on where we went out to eat.
TGIF another wet weekend ugh

Single and Happy

July 12th, 2013
7:27 am

Hello All

In all my years of dating, I’ve never even thought about this. Heck I’m not even thinking romantic on the first date. I wouldn’t know enough about the person to try to be romantic.

Big Al

July 12th, 2013
7:51 am

Waffle House

Hazel

July 12th, 2013
8:00 am

HAPPY FRIDAY!
It was always hard for me to eat when on a first date as I was always nervous. I picked cafes or just drinks so it wouldn’t be so awkward. Eating pasta’s like spaghetti would be hard on a first date.

Button

July 12th, 2013
8:11 am

Enter your comments here

Exiled

July 12th, 2013
8:11 am

TGIF another wet weekend?
@Lee..ur guy is coming thru again? Lucky gal! :lol:

@Single…ur not even thinking romantic on a first date?
Wow..what.who do u date…
Hmmm,really interesting

On topic:

I guess it makes sense to take her out to the ice cream joint in summer and get her a cone so as to scope her lick game.

Dinner date? It just depends on her preferences as well. A romantic date requires a romantic setting.

Good morning MIA! .

Button

July 12th, 2013
8:12 am

Sexy and messy food — ice cream on a cone, licking it round and round up and down! teee heee me and my dirty mind!

Button

July 12th, 2013
8:21 am

Exiled – dang we were right here with the ice cream thing…lol

As for a romantic restaurant, I see those lil cozy mom and pop italian restaurant as romantic, no matter what time of day you go in there, the lights are dimmed.

I also like the bed and breakfast, I think that is an uber romantic date getaway.

McCormicks and Schmicks have the snug, you can close the restaurant off and it’s just you and your date tucked away from the world. I think that is a romantic place to take a date.

Hazel

July 12th, 2013
8:31 am

@Button – Yes Mc & Sch is very romantic place with some great food.

DreamsMaterialize

July 12th, 2013
8:34 am

why would you pick a wing place for a romantic date?
Why would you not? If you both like wings, then it seems like the perfect place to go on a date. Dating just isn’t this difficult. Now, if I want to get cozy on a date, Apres Diem or the rooftop at the Glenn Hotel will do the trick.

LeeH1

July 12th, 2013
8:35 am

A high protein entree, like a good steak, shows the woman you are a provider. A good wine shows her you are sophisticated. A fluffy desert reminds her that she can relax her inhibitions around you, and simply enjoy herself for once, without bothering about calories.

If the woman can’t get around a salad and water because she’s watching her weight, then that also tells the guy something about her priorities, and how up-tight she is.

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
8:45 am

Heck I’m not even thinking romantic on the first date. I wouldn’t know enough about the person to try to be romantic.

Single – I’m with you there! lol

Lee – How exactly do you eat your food. I have to admit you have me curious.

Button

July 12th, 2013
8:52 am

LeeH1- I’ve ordered salad, sometimes it’s bc there’s nothing on the menu I like or can eat and I’m not up-tight. More than not, it’s about making healthy choices. I’m conscience about what I eat, too much salt too much calories and cholesterol so sometimes salad is the best way to go.

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
9:04 am

I love salad but I usually like it as an appetizer to my meal…I rarely just order a salad unless i’m just not that hungry or too nervous. Now that I think about it, I really don’t even recall how it feels to go out on a first date. It’s been soooo long.

Single and Happy

July 12th, 2013
9:09 am

Ex, I don’t plan a romantic date until I’m in relationship mood, and I know what she likes, on the first date I’m just starting to get to know her. It needs to be somewhere that we both can relax.

2CPTG©

July 12th, 2013
9:11 am

“get her a cone so as to scope her lick game.”

first laugh of the day…

Romantic Date? date#1? I’on know…….’depends on what she likes……some of y’all comments make it seem like y’all goin’ on blind dates….surely you’ve spoken to the person a few times to guage their like/dislikes, so you oughta know what kinda spot you wanna hit, before you even go….if she ain’t that fancy, then a a casual spot; but if he think she fancy, then inspect ya wallet, and your chances for a night cap…..

Button

July 12th, 2013
9:12 am

Single – do you have talks that leads up to the first date?

disco

July 12th, 2013
9:15 am

good morning y’all. whatever. take me to the rib joint. let’s get it on. I might put effort into looking cute but I’m not going to put much effort into acting cute. that ain’t me.

ex – just like chicks be going at their ice cream cones and corn on the cob, you fellas be going at y’all’s too. remember that. lol.

Single and Happy

July 12th, 2013
9:29 am

Button, yes we talk, but you really don’t know a person from just talking on the phone.

Exiled

July 12th, 2013
9:29 am

surely you’ve spoken to the person a few times to guage their like/dislikes

@2Can..thats what i thought…but hey,with blind internet datiing,anything is possible.

I see Slim seems to be on that slippery slope as well… LOL..Dont do it Slim..u too young to do Internet route…Internet dating is ur dating Hail Marry! lol

Leggs

July 12th, 2013
9:30 am

Best cuisine for dates? – Is it just me, but I thought honey and whip cream?

Good, good morning!

MsAtl

July 12th, 2013
9:30 am

Morning All!

I do not judge a man by the restaurant he picks for us to dine (unless its McDonald’s, lol). If he picked a rib joint, I would just order something else from the menu. I have ordered salad on a date before, but that is because I like salad, not because I am trying to be cute.

disco

July 12th, 2013
9:34 am

leggs – you trying to shake things up this early. lol. I guess honey and whip cream is better than old boy in don’t be a menace putting hot sauce on that girl’s toes. lol.

Button

July 12th, 2013
9:40 am

Single – hmmm I can pick up on general personalities just from talking. Ask questions, you know talk! Maybe you date a different way, I’on know.

Bluzgirl

July 12th, 2013
9:48 am

Happy Friday!!!

For a first date, you should both agree on food that you like. If that’s wings or ribs…so be it! I’ve heard of men taking women out for ribs to see if they get down and dirty. I can tell you that I get it on when I eat some ribs! My BFF and I went to Fat Matt’s Tuesday night and he had to laugh at how well I cleaned the bones! I dig right in and don’t care if I get rib sauce on my face or hands and I’ve been told that is sexy! LOL!

Leggs

July 12th, 2013
9:50 am

disco ~ wasn’t my conscious intent (lol).

O/T (sorry) – BTW, listened to Strawberry Letter this morning and when dude introduced the other woman as his cousin, you popped in my head and I said outloud what I thought you might have said. Laughing all the way to work.

abc

July 12th, 2013
9:50 am

I think that if something as stupid as that is important to someone such that they’d test you on it, they just flunked the test themselves.

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
9:51 am

Exiled – Actually, I’m not into the internet dating thing either. For the most part, I’ve met anyone I’ve dated in person or knew them through someone some kind of way. There has only been one person I dated from only meeting online but it wasn’t a dating site….was a social network and we talked/texted a long time before ever meeting. When we did meet up, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings so I wouldnt call that romantic lol It was a nice neutral zone we were both comfy with. ;-)

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
9:54 am

Is it just me, but I thought honey and whip cream?

Leggs – I’m not a fan of honey but right about now, that shollllle sounds like a good idea. I wouldn’t even mind a nice picnic date :oops:

disco

July 12th, 2013
9:56 am

leggs – I missed the letter. got caught up listening to those fools on tom joyner. i had a guy introduce me as his cousin one time. I busted him out right when he said it. you use that lie when someone sees you with someone, not when you and both someones are standing there together. lol.

DreamsMaterialize

July 12th, 2013
10:05 am

Now that I think about it, I really don’t even recall how it feels to go out on a first date. It’s been soooo long.

I wouldn’t even mind a nice picnic date
Slim Cut that out. What you wanna do? I got you. As long as you bring your half. lol

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
10:06 am

Leggs – I came in on the tail end of the letter but I heard Steve saying she’s been a booty call for 6yrs if he’s never given her any title during that time…then to be introduced as a cousin was a big ass slap in the face!

DreamsMaterialize

July 12th, 2013
10:06 am

didn’t mean to bold all that…my bad.

Leggs

July 12th, 2013
10:06 am

SlimNu ~ I’m not a fan of whip cream but it sounded good to me too (lol).

disco ~ he introduced her to his other woman as his cousin. I saw you turning to the other woman saying, “yes, we’re kissing and f….. cousins” then patting him on his a$$ then leaving

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
10:07 am

Dreams – If I bring my half, is it still a date? Sounds like two friends meeting up lol According to disco, going dutch does not equal a date. lol

disco

July 12th, 2013
10:10 am

slim – I’m the one who says it’s just two folks hanging out. someone else said dutch is not a date. I don’t recall who though I think that it was kimmie who said dutch just isn’t classy.

re political correctness. are dutch people offended by the term going dutch? lol.

Single and Happy

July 12th, 2013
10:14 am

Umm button, yea we do date different. my way works for me and that’s all that really counts.

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
10:16 am

disco – Oops my bad.

2CPTG©

July 12th, 2013
10:16 am

RNS……a romantic first meal would be her cooking for you to show off her culinary skills….and you bringing a sexy bottle of that ghud!!!

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
10:21 am

2C – I think it’s waaaaaaay more romantic when a guy cooks for the woman. ;-)

DreamsMaterialize

July 12th, 2013
10:21 am

According to disco, going dutch does not equal a date. lol
Slim Nothing equals a date according to disco…unless you’re Ving Rhames or Michael Clark Duncan. lol Anway, forget disco, I’m talkin’ ’bout me and you. ;-) Sounds like you need to get out.

disco

July 12th, 2013
10:22 am

slim – no worries. I just don’t want to be stealing anyone else’s praises. lol.

2C – first date cooking dinner? umm. unless we’ve already known each other for years and are just getting around to dating that ain’t likely to happen.

i so need a card game tonight. a card game and a fish fry.

Leggs

July 12th, 2013
10:23 am

I think a picnic date would be lovely.

SlimNu ~ yep, she’s been a booty call for six years. SHarvey said two things takes place with a booty call (1) the phone and (2) you answering the phone! She’s been answering it for six years never having a title of gf or fiance. Her lane was booty call, but she didn’t look at it that way since she’s met his mother, his children, etc. Prime mistake lots of women make. Just because he invites you to meet his relatives/children doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in like flint! Just a tactic to keep you dangling. Bite if you want. She kept nibbling at the carrot he dangled in front of her because she thought she was THE ONE, yet he has a fiance on the side. AND, once she found this out, she’s still sleeping with him! Just desserts, baby, just desserts!

disco

July 12th, 2013
10:28 am

dreams – hush. my criteria for a date is simply that both parties are entering into the engagement with a certain level of expectation/anticipation/excitement as to where things might go. take that component away on either person’s part and what you have left is just two folks hanging out.

Leggs

July 12th, 2013
10:30 am

“and you bringing a sexy bottle of that ghud!!!” – My mind is even more warped today because I didn’t think of wine but wondered how you get it all in a bottle.

I digress back to honey and whip cream

MsAtl

July 12th, 2013
10:30 am

What got me was that he introduced her as his cousin TWO YEARS AGO!!! You should have been gone then!

Leggs

July 12th, 2013
10:31 am

“unless we’ve already known each other for years” – DAYUM, for YEARS! I would cook after a couple of months!

2CPTG©

July 12th, 2013
10:31 am

Slim, if you don’t take Dreams up on his offer, I got you!!!! and I can cook my ass off too……pastas, and Italian dishes are my favorites….

disco, I don’t know who, or what, has made you so hard, but Ms. Lady, trust, it happens all the time! but 9 times outta 10, those ladies that go that route, are trying to woo that guy…..but since you just wanna eat ‘em up and spit ‘em out, I can see that not happpening with you!

Single and Happy

July 12th, 2013
10:34 am

Disco, I’m with you, I wouldn’t cook for a first date either, and if we’ve known each other for years, chances are we’ve already eating at each others house, so cooking wouldn’t be that big of a deal.

Leggs

July 12th, 2013
10:34 am

Exactly, MsAtl. Two years ago and she’s still whining! Obviously, she will never be the one for him. Why she doesn’t see that is crazy to me. If a woman needs to constantly second guess herself and where she stands with her man, she stands no where. In this case she knows, accepts it by her own volition and relinquished all power to him. He knows she’s dumb and whupped!