Unfortunately, many vegetarian restaurants (see above re: wheatgrass) are more earthy than sensual.
If you end up at a place that is well-lit like an office, the date will feel like a business meeting. You want a setting that allows you and your date to feel relaxed and comfortable. Usually, people ask me why and when I became a vegetarian. It’s normal to ask questions about each other’s interests and lifestyles on a first or second date.
But compromise by ordering an appetizer without meat (and dairy, if that’s also an issue).
Sharing dishes also makes the dinner a little more intimate, so this is a good move to pull regardless of your date’s diet.
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Picture this: you’re on a promising first or second date with a person you met on a dating app (or maybe IRL; apparently that still happens). She looks at the menu at the second place, since the first place lacked an option that wasn’t cooked in lard. A lot of vegetarians (myself included) feel the need to reveal their dietary restrictions before a first date to avoid the awkward scenario above.
If you absolutely refuse to share any dish, you’ll likely come off as uncompromising or selfish.
(Or both—a very sexy combination indeed.)Find out what your date likes to eat.
And from around the world provides breaking news, entertaining stories and the latest information about dating and dogs. But if you fixate too much on this part of your date’s identity, it starts to feel like an interrogation.Definitely don’t make jokes about being a vegetarian or offer up one of your chicken tenders in an attempt to be funny. One serves your favorite carnitas tacos; the other is known for its hefty cheeseburgers. Don’t worry, you say, there are vegetarian options available at both places. Now your date must make a decision: eat an unsatisfying meal or risk killing the good post-drinks vibe by trying to find a new restaurant.If I’m suggesting a date with someone who eats meat, I try to find places where we can both order more than one item off the menu that we enjoy.(This is one scenario in which Yelp is actually useful.) Look up the menu.Italian food is always a safe bet; there’s usually at least a couple of pasta dishes sans meat.Wheatgrass shots do not lead to a great first kiss.And nothing is more awkward than sipping tap water while sitting across from a stranger while you wait for appetizers to arrive.Several vegetarian restaurants do not serve any alcohol, or only serve cocktails that taste like a salad.You’ll have plenty of time to eat healthy together once you know each other a little better.