Tips for a Great Lunch Date

October 26, 2017

Now, when most people think of a first date or any date really, they automatically start planning for either coffee, drinks at a bar, or dinner. This has become a time honoured tradition. However, these settings can also cause a lot of anxiety since it is easy to read too much into the situation or the experience can be nerve-wracking. If you want to set the tone for a fun yet relaxed date, you should really be considering a lunch date. There are so many options available to you and yet you don’t have to deal with any pressure. Here are a few tips to make this a truly memorable experience:

Choose the Right Spot

As you can imagine, one of the most important things that you can do is to choose the right restaurant. This is why you should put some serious thought into the place that you are going to dine at. If this is your first date, you should typically avoid going somewhere that is very fancy or elegant. Not only are you going to be burning a hole in your wallet, there is a good chance that both of you will be quite uncomfortable in such a formal setting. Instead, look to your local Townsville lunch spots. Since these exude a more comfortable air, you will both feel freer to laugh, talk, and have a good time.

Look at the Food Options

It can be a little difficult to eat and impress someone at the same time. This is mostly because you feel self-conscious about every mouth that you take. This is why you should go through the menu ahead of time and find some date-friendly food. This means avoiding anything that could splash or spill on you as you are eating. Also, you may want to stay away from restaurants that only focus on sandwiches and wraps. While these may seem easy to nibble on, they can also fall apart mid-way through the meal. At the same time, make sure that there is a wide array of dishes to choose from. This is particularly important if you are not all that familiar with your date and aren’t sure what they like.

Decide on The Right Time

Even though you want your date to be a bit more casual than most, you still don’t want to be shouting at each across the table, just to be heard. This is why you need to put in a little more thought when deciding on what time you should eat. As a rule of thumb, you may want to avoid the lunch rush hour that takes place regardless of whether it is a weekday or weekend. You should schedule your date either a little earlier or a little later than this. Of course, make sure that the time is still appropriate for a mid-day meal.

Another thing that you should keep in mind is that just because it is a date in the middle of the day, doesn’t mean that it can’t be romantic. You can add sentimental value by showing up with a single rose or doing something small but romantically inclined.

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