What Makes Restaurant Dates Special?

Restaurant DatingSo you just got asked out. A simple invitation has now turned your much-awaited chill out session into a sit-down mind reading and nerve-wracking anticipation on what to talk about next.

Mysteriously, restaurants have this compelling power to turn every date into a special and memorable event, better than just going to the cinema or hanging out at the park. Here are some of the reasons for this.

It Makes You Dress Up

Should you dress with the possibility of romance in mind or do you dress down and chill out? It’s hard to find the middle ground between romance and chill. The venue alone determines the ambiance and aura says Brisbane’s top restaurant, Gerard’s Bistro.

Once the thought of going to a fancy restaurant seeps in, you are set about looking pretty or at least, extra decent or special, just for the venue.

It Makes You Act More Carefully

You want to make a good impression, especially in a special setting.

You don’t want to be too forward or aggressive. So, during dates you want to be more accommodating. You think twice before you say or do something, just until you get a read on this person and then act accordingly.

Moreover, you hold out as long as possible before laying your heart on the line. You don’t want to scare them off on the first date.

It Makes You Focus on Each Other

Going on a date generally makes you do this—at a restaurant or not. A sit-down dinner date, however, emphasizes this.

You direct questions to each other in hopes of getting to know the other person a little bit more. Shifting the attention to each other puts both of you in the spotlight—substantiating the purpose of the “hang out.”

As they say, “Location, location and location.” The place says a lot about what your time spent together would be like. Find a nice restaurant, not to mention one with good food, for a first date and it will create a memorable time.

About the Author

As a New York-based psychologist. Thelma Scott has conducted several seminars tackling adult autism.