Dating Tips from Stonehill’s Bag of Tricks
On an early date, go for shareable foods. Here are 2 reasons why I’m a fan…
It gives you something fun to talk about and experience together. We all feel butterflies on an early date. if you can take pressure off the small talk via an activity, bonus. If that activity can be tied into delish food and drink, even better.
You learn if your date can share. If they can’t, that’s fine, as long as you don’t share either. (In which case, you’re both dicks and you deserve each other) I’d never build a relationship with a non-sharer and this is a great way to learn a key component of someone’s personality early on.
My 3 fave shareable foods are…
I’d like to say that Tapas and Sangria are the two reasons why Spain controlled the world for centuries, but I can’t. So I’ll just infer it. They’re what perfect early dates are made of: a vast expanse of good shareable food, tasty drink and enough buzz to be yourself.
Here’s a little ammo to break the ice: the word “tapas” is from the Spanish verb tapar, “to cover”. They were originally slices of meat used to cover glasses of wine and sherry, to project against flies. The tavern owners ensured the meat was salty to activate thirst, thus spiking alcohol sales.
I’m not sure what’s harder: finding a chick who hates sushi or loves Rush Limbaugh.
For an early date, I’d recommend sushi happy hour. It’s a great way to throw a bunch of small plates in front of you, do your own little sake tasting and enjoy the same benefits as tapas.
We all love sliders. We just don’t think of them as a meal unto themselves. It’s time we did. Celeb chefs have taken them on and though you can’t go wrong with burgers, there are now endless varieties.
If you’re not cooking to impress, look into special Happy Hour menus, which often have Slider choices not offered on the regular menu.
The Palm for instance, features Burger, Lobster and Chicken Meatball Sliders on their Prime Bites menu. (Plus, you can make fun of all those d-bags on the wall, a good conversation piece)