Friday, April 1, 2011

Dinner dates made easy?

Just in time for the weekend, Em & Lo offer this handy collection of dinner date rules.

They warn guys against ordering for women. They ban cell phones from the table. You know, pretty standard stuff.

The major thing that attracted discussion in the comments section was a suggestion not to order the lobster -- "unless it’s been clearly established that you’re paying."

In the comments, somebody wrote, "If he is a lawyer, a doctor, a high level engineer, an IT specialist and picks you up in a Lexus, Damn, order that Sea Bug."

Even if I knew my date made a ton of money, I probably wouldn't order the most expensive thing on the menu. I usually opt for something in the middle of the menu's price range. If my boyfriend's paying, I rarely order something more expensive than what he's getting.

Weigh in: If you're not paying on a first date, is price an issue in what you order?