As opposed to going out for dinner?
- Good idea. Cook at home.Vote A
- No. Go out for dinner.Vote B
Most Helpful Girl
One of my fondest memories of a first date was when a guy asked me to his house to cook for me.
There's something to be said about cooking. It's very personal and intimate. You make what you want, how you want it, and enjoy it in a much more comfortable environment. It's way cheaper than eating out, and you have something automatic to talk about: the meal! It shows some discipline, perfection, and the need to please. It's also a bit of a sign of what you're in for if you choose to be long-term. After all that, you're already happy and fed and sitting in their home with options to either stay and enjoy an evening in - or if you don't feel prepared to stay there is nothing wrong with saying that you've overstayed your welcome and will call it a night.
I've offered to cook for men in the past, and the few who accuse me of trying to act like a wife already was the first thing they said if they were spooked by the suggestion. To me, that sort of reaction was needed right away to clue me in to what sort of person I was dealing with. People who have known me my whole life know that I cook all the time for myself, my family, or when friends are over. Finding out how someone reacts to how you really are is important to know whether or not to pursue them any further.2