Let’s talk about this.
Over the past few months [or so] I’ve really tried to put myself out there within the dating ‘scene’. After the bitter reality settled in that I was not going to be selected for Ben H’s season of The Bachelor, I grabbed my outdated iPhone 5 and downloaded the following apps: Hinge and Bumble.
Spending some nights and weekends swiping right, but mostly left, I finally came across a few gentlemen that caught my eye.
Attractive, passionate about their careers, strong family values … I didn’t feel like I was asking for too much. However, you’d be surprised at the number of men out there depict themselves in a, shall we say, less than stellar light.
I will most definitely swipe left — i.e. say no thank you — if your pictures include the following:
- You standing shirtless in front of a bathroom mirror.
- You standing shirtless (or sporting a cutoff) in a gym locker room.
- You embracing someone that looks like an ex-girlfriend … in multiple pictures. It’s not your sister, don’t try and fool me.
- Your only pics are of you in a sea of mini-dress-lovin’ ladies. It looks like you’re in Vegas. With strippers.
- All of your pictures are from college. Which was 7 years ago.
If you don’t know me personally and only from my blog, my apologies. I promise I’m not the Judge Judy of Tinder.
Back to sushi …
More recently I was asked on two different first dates. Both dinner. Ironically, both to the same sushi restaurant. So here in lies my question. How do we feel about sushi on a first date? Personally, I am a huge sushi fan. Maki, sashimi, you name it, I’ll try it.
However, I do feel it takes a certain confidence to meet up with a complete stranger, sit across from them and dine on a meal where the course is eaten in singular large-and-in-charge bites.
There is no graceful way to eat a roll, I am convinced.
In addition, if you’re chopstick skills need some practice, hello embarrassing.
Between fumbling your food and barely being able to close your mouth while chewing, sushi is truly a technical meal.
So, let me pose the question. First date; sushi or skip?