Tips for the perfect dinner date
Have an anniversary coming up? Or your partner’s birthday? Time to stop thinking
and start planning a dinner date with your special someone. But romantic dinner
date ideas are hard to come by, and your dinner date can be ruined by the tiniest
oversight or a petty detail. Here are a few dinner date tips that will ensure that
your evening out is perfect.
Stuck for dinner date ideas?
Think ahead. Why only a meal? You can plan some fun things you can do together before
dinner—a long drive, a romantic movie, dancing at a club, or a day at the spa. The
time you spend together will help set the mood for the dinner date to follow.
Time it right
Avoid planning a dinner date at the end of a long working day or week. Choose a day when
you know you won’t need to work late or attend to last-minute client calls. You
won’t enjoy the date if you’re too tired.
Suiting up for the dinner date is an excellent idea, as it will make you feel the evening
is more special than your regular nights out. Make sure your clothes are comfortable
and appropriate for the restaurant and occasion.
Create a romantic ambience with mildly-scented candles, some flowers, dim lights, and soft
music that both you and your partner enjoy. Instrumental music and love songs are
ideal. The location of the restaurant can play a role in setting the right mood,
especially if it’s by the beach, on top of a high-rise building, or has a private
Do not disturb
Don’t talk about work, meetings or any other stressful topics. Also, remember to turn off your mobile phone.
Even though the food may take a backseat in the midst of a romantic conversation, a poorly
planned or badly cooked meal can ruin the mood. So make sure you choose the dishes
your sweetheart will enjoy, and select a tried-and-tested restaurant (but not the
one you visit every week!). Also, you can ask the restaurant staff for ideas to
make your dinner date more special, such as with a customized dish. A handy dinner
date tip is to pre-order the meal.
Wine is an eternal favourite for dinner dates. You could opt for champagne or creatively-mixed
mocktails depending on your partner’s preferences.
No dinner date is complete without dessert. Most chocolate desserts are ideal for the
date, or you can ask for the chef’s special or other tips from the restaurant.
Use our dinner date tips and use your creative ideas and thoughts, to turn your
next meal into a memorable dinner date.