How to Choose the Perfect Dinner Date Dress

Selecting the perfect dinner date dress is a daunting task, one which girls have been trying to crack since time immemorial. Of course we all desire to look as elegant as possible, but we also want to feel comfy in a dress that both flatters and dazzles. Here are some tips on how to choose dinner date dresses.

Check the Venue

Always confirm the venue online to get a feel for the setting as this will determine what type of dress will be suitable for that environment. Although dinner dates are typically subdued affairs and as such require elegance, checking the venue might be the difference between a memorable night and an awkward one. The location should be your guide, with your look reflecting your surroundings.

Complement Your Body type

When it comes to choosing the right dress, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and just grab the most expensive or trendiest one without really considering how it will look on you. Finding the perfect dress is all about celebrating your finest features and embracing your body type.

When you wear the model dress suited for your figure, you’ll work the room like nobody’s business. For example, if you have an apple shaped body with a thick waist, you may want to lengthen the appearance of your upper body and pull the attention away from your middle. A dress with a drop waist or empire could redefine your waist seamlessly and ensure an overall fantastic look.

Comfort is Key

The last thing you want to be doing is be fiddling with your dress all through your dinner date. Thus, comfort should be your first priority when choosing the ideal outfit. If it requires constant adjustment, double stick tape or sucking in, leave it at home.

When you feel comfortable in whatever you’re rocking, you’ll look good. Stand out by adding a fun accessory or statement piece of jewelry as a conversation starter. Also, this might go without saying but give yourself ample time to pick out exactly which dress you’ll be wearing. Being stressed out and disheveled until the final minute is a poor way to start out your night.

Choosing a dress that truly makes you feel like the finest version of yourself will ensure you have plenty of poise. This creates an aura of assurance, meaning you’ll not only smile more but will also be comfortable enough to engage freely.

Still Picking the Perfect Restaurant for a First Date? Consider These Tips

How to Pick the Perfect Restaurant for a First Date

We all know that first dates can be intimidating. It’s exciting meeting someone for a date, but can be nerve-wracking.

The last thing you want to worry about when it comes to a first date is where to go. That’s why we have rounded up some tips for you to follow when thinking about planning a first date!

1. Check The Infatuation App

The Infatuation is an app that gives honest and detailed reviews of restaurants in major cities. Infatuation is currently available in cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and more.

The app even has a section of restaurants that have been rated (by people who visited it in the past) on whether or not they would be a good setting for a first date! (What more could you ask for?!)

For example, Infatuation rates the restaurant “Spacca Napoli” in Chicago an 8.5/10 for a first date. The reviewer says the restaurant is “off the beaten path, and the space is small, a low-key dinner here feels intimate. ..It’s also in the kind of tree-lined neighborhood that you can go for a very cute walk in afterward.” -The Infatuation App, Review by Sam Faye

There’s really no way to mess up when you use this app.

Tip: If you live in a city that doesn’t have The Infatuation app, check another restaurant review app like Yelp instead.

2. Choose Your Favorite Spot

Another way to make sure your first date is a hit is to simply choose a restaurant that you already know and love!

Besides the fact that you know the food will be great, you will also feel a little more comfortable being in a space that you already know and like. Being in that space may help calm your nerves and relax you in front of your date.

And, you’ll have something fun to talk about with your date: why you like the food there so much!

3. Ask Your Date What They Like

The worst case scenario on a first date would be to pick a restaurant that your date doesn’t like at all. Or, they could even end up being allergic to the food you picked, or have certain strict dietary restrictions. To avoid this, make sure to ask your date what kind of food and cuisine they like best, before you plan the date. Do they like Chinese? Italian? Mexican?

Asking your date what they like is the polite thing to do, and shows that you are considering their feelings, rather than just your own. It also allows you to learn a little bit more about them, which is what first dates are all about, right?!

4. Check the Menu/Price Out

Going to a restaurant that is expensive on the first date can be intimidating and awkward for the other person. It puts a lot of pressure on the date, and makes it seem very formal.

To avoid this, do some research about the restaurant before you plan on going there. Search for the menu and price list online to make sure that the price is right.

“Don’t pick a five-star restaurant if you’re on a two-star budget,” said KarenLee Poter, internet talk show host and author. “If you’re feeling out of place, it starts the date out on the wrong foot. Conversely, if you pick somewhere that you’ve been to before or that shows a little about your creativity and personality, you’ll be that much more ahead of the game.”

On the other hand, don’t choose a restaurant that is too casual. Would you take someone you really like to McDonald’s, on the first date? Consider the impression that you are giving off to someone by choosing a particular restaurant. Don’t give someone the idea that they are a “cheap date.”
A person sitting over a gourmet meal at a long table with numerous plates and wine glasses

If you follow the tips mentioned above, you will be sure to have an awesome meal and first date. Most importantly, remember to be yourself on a first date and consider the other person!

Source: Foodanddating