An unforgettable first date starts with knowing the golden rules for dining at a restaurant. The first part of our guide shared four essential things to keep in mind when you go out. Here’s the concluding part of the ultimate guide to eating out on a first date.
1. Don’t talk with food in your mouth
Talking with food in your mouth is a no-no. There is absolutely nothing attractive about seeing food in your mouth. If you take bite-size amounts of food, you’ll be able to chew quickly and continue the conversation without any food in your mouth.
2. Make eye contact
Look into my eyes, tell me what you see! Making eye contact during your meal is so important. It speaks a lot about your intentions and self-confidence. According to research, maintaining good eye contact makes you appear honest and helps make you memorable. In addition, it helps make you more likeable.
3. Easy on the alcohol
One or two drinks will do. Avoid overindulging in alcohol, as you don’t want it to influence how the date goes. Neither do you want to appear like you have a drinking problem.
4. Freshen up your breath
Nothing is more unacceptable than funky breath. You don’t want to make your date uncomfortable because of what you’ve had to eat. Make sure you excuse yourself and go freshen up in the bathroom. Rinse out your mouth and take a mint or chew some gum.
And there you have it. Here’s hoping the next date you have is memorable in a good way.