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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

DuShawn

July 12th, 2013
12:28 pm

“any of y’all ever have two guys sniffing around at the same time, trying to wait each other out?”
Dayum….seem like I done done it all, but I’ve been here too. I get to baby spot, she’s there with her girl and to my surprise this dude is there. I know buddy from different circles. We greet each other respectfully. Time passes and he shows no signs of leaving. My friends pull me in the back and say they want to vibe, but don’t know how to ask buddy to leave because he helps them out from time to time and they don’t want to mess that up. I informed them I have no problem asking dude to excuse himself. I immediately had a playa talk with him and let him know the business. He did what a gentleman should do and dipped. There was no ill will between me and my man afterwards. The chicks done chose.

Exiled

July 12th, 2013
12:30 pm

Or sorry,I miread that 12:13!
I have never been in a situation like that.

disco

July 12th, 2013
12:31 pm

durty – I saw a sexy little checkout guy at a grocery recently. he was “something”. lol. by that I mean I’m not sure what his ethnic background was but he looked middle eastern maybe. whatever he was it was working. anyway, he was nice to look at though a little young.

a few years back a fellow hollered at me in the grocery store. dude was stocking shelves but I was feeling generous that day. gave him my number only to find out later that he lived in an apartment with a roommate. that was a dealbreaker for me. I don’t have time for that.

disco

July 12th, 2013
12:32 pm

D – they chose to let the money man go??? did they have another money man lined up? lol.

Bluzgirl

July 12th, 2013
12:36 pm

I saw a hottie working at CVS not too long ago. My mom tried to dog him because he works there, but it could have been his 2nd job. Also, it’s a step up from previous men because he’s employed! LOL

DreamsMaterialize

July 12th, 2013
12:43 pm

Ladies would you date a man who works at a grocery store as a cashier?
Durty You want the Blog answer or the real answer? You have to specify. lol

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
12:45 pm

Durty – I can’t say that I would totally count it out but just my initial reaction…um….I’d probably say no. Guess it depends on the guy & circumstances. Just keeping it real

Exiled

July 12th, 2013
12:49 pm

Lived in an apartment with a roommate…I don’t have time for that!

@Disco :lol:

U too Loud? :lol:

Leggs

July 12th, 2013
12:55 pm

Ladies would you date a man who works at a grocery store as a cashier? – Here’s my answer. I might. A lot of grown folk doing jobs they don’t want to do or went to school to do. This recession kicked a lot of behinds. Now, if he wants to move up from cashier to stock boy to manager, that’s another story.

Exiled

July 12th, 2013
12:56 pm

Leggs…why all the justification? Lol

Ur answer is Yes!

disco

July 12th, 2013
12:57 pm

ex – I’m all for saving money but a dude with a roommate is going to want to post up at my house. I ain’t having that. a dude with a roommate may or may not be able to afford the place on his own . if he can’t, I don’t have time for that either. nope. I’m too grown for a grown man with a roommate.

Leggs

July 12th, 2013
12:57 pm

Figured I justify before someone asks why.

Exiled

July 12th, 2013
12:59 pm

I wld date a chic who works at a grocery store ..cvs,kroger,hotel cashier,front desk etc

I wld not date a stripper..porn star etc…like Stevie… but maybe just smash maybe.

Exiled

July 12th, 2013
1:01 pm

Disco..u not even going to hear his story..maybe it’s a grown guy with a legitimate temporary reason why he us doing it?

but I understand ur thinking

kimmie

July 12th, 2013
1:01 pm

Durty – That’s not a cut & dried question. First let me say somebody wants them, cause a few I’ve seen that are not teenagers are married. I get the feeling it’s their 2nd job.

Now I can’t judge, cause for a minute there I did the Publix thing as a 2nd job, and I had just finished my MBA.

I can’t fault nobody for getting out there and hustling, doing what they have to do. Being a professional woman, at this point in my life, if I were single, I would really have to know his situation. Is it a 2nd job or is he doing it to bring in something until better comes along because he was laid off?

If “this is it” and he has zero ambition and looking for a come-up from a woman – don’t see how that would work for me or any other woman at the same point in her life.

Keeping it real.

Exiled

July 12th, 2013
1:05 pm

Disco..just this past week, I was talking to my wife bout saving money and opening a business and saying,if I was single and had ambitions to open a business,I would proly lively so cheaply with a roommate,buy a cheap cash car,have 2/3 jobs and soak away as much money as possible in savings.

…I guess dating wld be outta the window for a minute. :lol:

Exiled

July 12th, 2013
1:09 pm

Kimmie..u know there are some folks with ‘useless’ degrees due to bad choices

Kroger,cvs etc and then hoping to come up thru the ranks is not a bad option

It wld be premature to dismiss that dude

Leggs

July 12th, 2013
1:11 pm

Enjoy your weekend!

PEACE!

kimmie

July 12th, 2013
1:18 pm

Exiled – “Useless degree” is relative. I’ve seen folks get good jobs with so-called useless degrees. In fact, it ticked me off because they were able to get the accounting mgmt trainee position with that Art History degree over me with the Accounting degree. THere are other factors.

As for moving up the ranks at Kroger, that’s okay if we’re in our 20’s. Plus, rarely does it work that way in Corporate America anymore. Usually companies have a mgmt training program you start in. He may be “on the floor” getting a feel for the store operations at the cash register, but I’d have to talk to him further to see that.

20’s = maybe premature to dismiss. 30’s and up = dismiss unless he’s got a good reason like I stated above.

Single and Happy

July 12th, 2013
1:28 pm

Also, it’s a step up from previous men because he’s employed! LOL lmao

Durty Burd

July 12th, 2013
1:37 pm

Kimmie we know u are boogie, looking only for doctors and lawyers! lol

BluzGirl I have a suggestion u ever thought about dong comedy you have some funny stories!

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
1:37 pm

I wish it was time for me to get off. I need a nap.

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
1:39 pm

Some opportunities are about who ya know and who ya blow or who you know that’s blown somebody.

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
1:43 pm

Ex – Are you and wifey going to the Civic Ctr for the African Umoja show?

kimmie

July 12th, 2013
1:43 pm

Durty – LOL!! People kill me tripping because somebody good & grown and over 25 is not checking for somebody working a teenager’s after school/summer job, unless there are extenuating circumstances!

DuShawn

July 12th, 2013
1:44 pm

I believe women put far more importance on a man’s station in life than vice versa…..and maybe rightfully so. I wouldn’t care if she’s a waitress at Waffle house or a six figure chic with the corner office, as long as I liked her, she was cute with a phat azz, she could get it. It really doesn’t matter for most guys. Hell, we will prolly be paying for everything anyway, regardless of how much bread she has…….or doesn’t have.

kimmie

July 12th, 2013
1:51 pm

Du – You right, we ladies gotta have a different criteria. It don’t matter how cute you are if we gotta a couple kids that need feeding and mortgage paid in a decent neighborhood but money is coming up short. Suddenly, you not looking so cute and the D ain’t paying the bills!

Durty Burd

July 12th, 2013
1:53 pm

Um Kimmie that’s not the real world you talking about… There are not a lot high income jobs for everyone in this country. Also, some folks only receive a minimum amount of eduction which means they may only work low paying jobs. There are more low paying jobs in this country then high income paying jobs. After the recession pay was lowered for quite a few high paying jobs so I don’t believe you are living in the real world….

People at Walmart and other retailers are working full time jobs as cashiers and that is not their 2nd job..

kimmie

July 12th, 2013
2:01 pm

Durty – And everything you speak of are what I call extenuating circumstances – which I said would make me take a 2nd look at a guy when I might not have before. You know exactly what I’m talking about. I am very much living in the real world.

A lot of the higher income jobs that did not require a degree – like postal workers and car assembly and factory jobs – are gone and not coming back. It’s an entirely different world out there.

But folks love to throw out mess to single women like why won’t she get with the brother that’s working at McDonalds and is perfectly content with it and then make her justify why that would not be her first choice – miss me with that.

DreamsMaterialize

July 12th, 2013
2:04 pm

I can hang out with chick in the grocery store, but she can’t be my lady/wife. I need someone in the same tax bracket or better.

DuShawn

July 12th, 2013
2:07 pm

“Suddenly, you not looking so cute and the D ain’t paying the bills!……” That was my point earlier when I mentioned a dude’s rank is tied to his contribution. Some replied with the coochie got a preference or smoothness sometimes trumps financial assistance. There’s some truth to both positions, but most men I know have more money than time.
-@Durty-”I usually choose the ladies who are doing well financially…….don’t need a man to pay my bills…….” I know several very successful single women, but I know none that would turn down the offer if some sucker wanted to make a few mortgage payments for them.

kimmie

July 12th, 2013
2:08 pm

Dreams – Thanks for keeping it real!

Exiled

July 12th, 2013
2:09 pm

When is it Slim? Umoja stuff?
we were actually tinkering on what to do this Friday..lemme know

..just coming from the dealer and got my whip serviced and told them jokers to wash it..

My truck looking real phoine right now!

Mrs. SexyCool

July 12th, 2013
2:11 pm

The topic?

Um…wow…

Deal breakers are becoming more and more interesting. But hey…to each his own.

Hey…folks…

kimmie

July 12th, 2013
2:12 pm

For most folks I know that are out there busting their behind trying to make ends meet on minimum wage, dating is the last thing on their mind anyway. Trying to feed themselves, kids, aging parents – it’s not easy out here.

disco

July 12th, 2013
2:13 pm

D – re that 1:44. another double standard in our favor. a lot of guys feel that way. a lot of women prefer to date equal or up.

kimmie – a dude I the burger king drive thru tried to holler once. a friend told me I was wrong for not talking to him. whatever. I do know a guy who said he hollered at a girl who worked at mcdonalds but it ended up that her family owned/operated several stores.

SlimNu

July 12th, 2013
2:13 pm

Ex – I just came across it and I think it’s next week, The 17th – 21st. Just go to the civic center site or Ticket master…I would love to go but not thrilled about the ticket prices.

kimmie

July 12th, 2013
2:14 pm

Okay SCool, this is getting to be a habit, you rolling up in blogsville!

disco

July 12th, 2013
2:15 pm

all I know is you can do bad all by yourself and you can do good all by yourself. being armed with that knowledge you can choose to be picky about who you let in your life and you don’t have to make any apologies for your choices. me? I’m good. I’m single but I’m good. lol.

Durty Burd

July 12th, 2013
2:18 pm

Dreams and Kimmie I am only talking about dating…I did not know every person you dated led to you getting married….

Mrs. SexyCool

July 12th, 2013
2:18 pm

Low paying jobs. High paying jobs.

What is most relative in all of that? Are you living within your means and managing your money properly?

Because really, there are six figure folks that are paycheck to paycheck with no savings for retirement, no emergency fund and bad credit.

DreamsMaterialize

July 12th, 2013
2:19 pm

Dreams – Thanks for keeping it real!
kimmie All day. I’m already a parent; not raising an adult. Bring something significant to the table!

kimmie

July 12th, 2013
2:19 pm

Disco – I’m not mad atcha. That was one thing I hated being single and not exactly a spring chicken – folks think you should be willing to accept absolutely whatever that comes along. If you’re okay being with a person that does not bring much to the table and you’re willing to carry things, have at it. It’s somebody for everybody. But I don’t think it’s much to ask to at least expect equal, at least by a certain point in your life. And not have to explain it either.

And really how often does that happen in real life – the person working the drive-thru owns the place!

DuShawn

July 12th, 2013
2:21 pm

-Dreams- “…….chick in the grocery store, but she can’t be my lady/wife.” I think the older a man gets the more he gravitates to your position. It’s all hypothetical for me at this point, but if the grocery store chick had ambition, objectives, realistically obtainable goals, and most importantly I dug her…….I may give her shot. Tax brackets and credit scores can increase significantly in a few short years. I have watched many GED’s turn into MBA’s.

Bluzgirl

July 12th, 2013
2:21 pm

Durty – what is dong comedy? ;-)

disco

July 12th, 2013
2:22 pm

durty – that’s just it. there’s a point in your life that you date just for fun. whoever, wherever, whatever. there’s a point in your life when you know exactly what you want and you date for that. you eliminate all the folks that might have qualified when you are dating just for fun but don’t make the cut when you are looking for real contenders.

DreamsMaterialize

July 12th, 2013
2:23 pm

Dreams and Kimmie I am only talking about dating…I did not know every person you dated led to you getting married…
Durty I believe I accounted for that in my post:

“I can hang out with chick in the grocery store, but she can’t be my lady/wife. I need someone in the same tax bracket or better.”

Mrs. SexyCool

July 12th, 2013
2:23 pm

kimmie – ikr…

disco

July 12th, 2013
2:24 pm

since we are on it, I hate when folks say someone has potential. I generally respond that potential is for 25 not 45. 45 better be done realized some of that potential. lol.

kimmie

July 12th, 2013
2:25 pm

Because really, there are six figure folks that are paycheck to paycheck with no savings for retirement, no emergency fund and bad credit.

SCool – Very true. There are also alot of unemployed folks that would trade places with them in a NY minute. At least they got a paycheck coming in…..

Durty – No point in looking crazy down the line after you done caught feelings……..