Ah, first dates. The anticipation, the excitement, the nerves, the electricity. Stuff you cling onto well into your 80s, relieving every delicious moment as they are remembered. Naturally, you would want your first date to go well (assuming you want to come off a gentleman and not a… well, an arrogant prick). Not to say that even in the perfect scenario one would be guaranteed the date would go any further than that, but it would be nice to have it happen without any hiccups no? That said, a good meal is always on the cards which in turn boils down to the type of restaurant you end up selecting. And for someone who may not be a foodie or have much knowledge of the same, it can be tricky. Well, worry not; we are here to help you.

Know Any Allergies

It might be a strange thing to ask someone when asking them out on a date, but it is important. The last thing you want is your date breaking out in hives or worse, needing the emergency unit right in the middle of a very heavy chemistry-laden moment. They will not think anything of it, except for the fact that you are indeed a thoughtful person who takes these things into account. However, some are allergic to generic foods that cannot be avoided no matter where you go, so in such cases you would need to inform the wait-staff about it personally.

Set a Budget

Look we all would love to do a ridiculously over-the-top date scenario (even if you look down on that sort of thing), but thereality is different. However, your financial situation should not get you down too much. There are hundreds of restaurants everywhere today, so you should be able to find something to fit your budget. First figure out how much you can afford you spend, and then spend some time shortlisting options. Some websites filter out restaurant options based on your requirements, just like when booking flights or looking for property for instance. So you may find the best groovetrainburwood restaurants via one of these searches, or wherever else you are looking.

Type of Environment

Different restaurants have different atmosphere and environments. Some are sophisticated and classy, but uptight and super eloquent. Others are chic, but at the same time have a fun and energetic atmosphere about them. It all depends on what your date wants. Mind you, not what you want, but what your date wants. The energy is very important when it comes to where you are taking them since it can make or break your night. Plus, when the environment is a positive one, it also gives you some leverage and enables you to put your best foot forward, which is always good news on a date!


Though a far-flung exotic destination would be mind-blowing, you do not want to exhaust your date before you even get there. Neither do you want your fresh, breezy look to go away before you get there. Plus, there is no knowing whether you would find the place as easily as it would seem. You can plan all the exotic, romantic getaways another time. Focus on your first date first! And make sure you pick a place that is close.

Shane Hodge

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