Wednesday, February 18, 2009


When I go to a restaurant on a date I follow a few guidelines when ordering. I get the menu and start looking at a few things that might be good. Then, after we've both had time to look at the menu, I ask my date what he's thinking of getting. Part of me is interested in what they might be wanting to eat, but the main reason I do that is so I can get an idea of how much they want to spend on food. Once I know what they want to eat, I pick something that's around that same price range, within a few dollars above or below. That way I'm not ordering the 16oz steak when they were thinking of splitting an appetizer or two (splitting appetizers is fun). But I also won't leave them thinking I'm some prissy girl who just wants a salad if they were eyeing the lobster tail.

This weekend it worked out pretty well for us too. I asked him what he was looking at, and he said he always likes steak, but that the chicken looked pretty good too. I thought the chicken looked good as well so I ordered that and he got the steak. About half way through I asked him how his steak was. He said it was real good and we swapped bites of each other's dinner (the steak was good). He said it was great because he was going to order the chicken but when I told the waiter that's what I wanted he figured he'd get a bite of it and went ahead and ordered his steak.