It’s the big day. They’ve agreed to go on a date with you, and you’ve decided to do it at your place. The pressure’s on to impress!
To make a good impression you’ll get out the fancy wine glasses and set the table with your best crockery. But you don’t know what recipe to cook!
Don’t panic, we’ve got you covered. Follow our tips on how to impress your date.
Impress your date with a simple, well-made dish (Source: Pexels)
Now we are not masters in flirting, but we do have some tips for you.
Ask yourself some questions about your invited guest, what do they like, what don’t they like? For instance, if they’re gluten intolerant you’re obviously not going to make a pizza for dinner.
Think about who you’re cooking for by asking yourself some questions:
We think simplicity is key, don’t risk a disaster with a more complex meal. Plus you’ll save money on the ingredients.
For example, you could make an avocado or salmon salad with fresh pasta and pesto sauce, a dash of olive oil and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese, served with a glass of red wine. It won’t cost much and you’ll make a balanced, healthy dish that your date is bound to like!
Or, if you want a challenge, make something more original that they may not have had before. Cooking should be fun so experiment!
Pick a good wine to accompany your meal (Source: Pexels)
Learning to cook is a sure fire way to attract the person you like. Don’t put pressure on yourself but make sure you pay attention when you’re cooking, it takes time to learn.
There is no magical recipe for the perfect romantic meal, tastes, pleasures and desires are all subjective.
But here are a few ideas:
All things aside, having a good time is what’s most important. Be considerate, attentive, caring and happy and everything you make will taste good! Just forget the microwave ready meals…
Cooking is more than a fundamental skill; it’s a means of seduction! Mastering the art of cooking is a sign of independence and autonomy which are attractive qualities to have.
Cooking is also a sign of creativity: in the kitchen, you can let your imagination run free by creating different ingredient combinations.
By inviting someone to share this moment with you, you’ll not only show them your cooking skills but other parts of your personality too.
Tasting a meal made with love is a moment of intimacy between two people. It’ll taste even better if they’ve watched you put all of your efforts into making it.
It sounds stupid but there’s a correlation between the taste of your food and your mood.
If you’re stressed or angry, you’re more likely to make errors when measuring things out or adding seasoning. Conversely, the more love and attention you put into your food the better it will taste!
Obviously, there isn’t just one dish that would seduce every date in the world, everything is subjective, but we have compiled a list of classic recipe ideas that might help make your romantic meal a success:
Don’t panic if the meal doesn’t produce the desired results: if you have spent time cooking for your date, they’ll forgive you and the effort you’ve made to welcome them will be more important than the dish itself.
Learn more about the Benefits of Cooking.