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Apr 5, 2008
What to Look for in a Restaurant for a First Date.

Have you been on a first date that has been spoiled by the choice of venue? Too noisy? Too quiet? Terrible food? Terrible service? We all know that first impressions count. First dates can be scary enough without having to worry about selecting an inappropriate venue. www.hookmeup.com.au has compiled this article to give your first date every chance of succeeding. Don't make the mistake of choosing a venue that is just plain wrong.

Online dating is a great avenue for meeting other singles. Once you get past the chat stage it is critical that you are able to suggest a restaurant with confidence. Here are some factors that you may want to give some thought to when selecting that first date restaurant:

1. Price.

Check the price list of the restaurant before arriving. An expensive meal can be embarrassing for everyone. No one wants to just sit on a piece of bread all night because they cannot afford to order anything off the menu. Ridiculously expensive meals on a first date can also scream "trying too hard" to single girls. Most females consider an outlandish display of cash on the first date as inappropriate, embarrassing and unimpressive.

2. Not too quiet.

You and your date want to feel comfortable with the noise level. If the restaurant is too quiet you will both be feeling like you should be whispering. After using chat and online dating it is important that the two of you can engage in conversation comfortably.

3. Not too loud.

Having your first date in a very noisy restaurant is even worse than a quiet one. It is terribly frustrating if you cannot hear what your date is saying. No one wants to lose their voice from shrieking in a restaurant on their first date.

4. Not filled with awkward couples.

You want your first date to be a happy occasion. Don't surround yourself with couples who are on the brink of separation.

5. Cosy with comfortable seating.

When you are having a fantastic first date you do not want the evening to end quickly just because the chairs you are sitting on are uncomfortable. A cosy ambiance will help you both relax, smoothing out the jitters, and add to the pleasantries of the evening. Your first encounter after online dating will run much more smoothly when you are both feeling comfortable.

6. Nice lighting.

No one wants to be seated under harsh unflattering fluoro lights. Neither does anyone want to be groping around blindly in the dark. Select a restaurant with nice soft lighting to better set the mood.

7. Nice music.

Unless you are confident of your date's choice of music it is probably safer to select a restaurant with pleasant background music. If your date is not an opera aficionado, do not take them to a venue where there is going to be opera playing at loud volume.

8. Places that you can move onto that are close by.

No, we do not mean your place! It can be lovely at the end of a meal to move venues for a change of scenery. Perhaps have your coffee or sweets somewhere down the street that is an easy and pleasant walk.

9. Beautiful walk back to the car.

A restaurant situated in a beautiful part of your town will give you the bonus of a pleasant walk back to the vehicle. Beautiful scenery will inspire more chatting, and maybe even hand holding if you have reached that stage. Be wary of choosing restaurants in seedy parts of town as you do not want your lives endangered returning to the car. Being mugged will not leave a pleasant memory for your first date!

10. Dance anyone?

If you have been sitting down all night chatting, you may feel like expending some energy and stretching those legs. Are there any suitable venues for dancing nearby?

Your first date after online dating should be a pleasant experience. If you are unsure about the suitability of a restaurant, why not walk past and check it out before the big night? Chat and online dating are fantastic ways to meet Mr or Ms Right. Ensure the first date is a success by using the above guide.
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