One afternoon while driving home, it came to fruition how finding a good restaurant with options is similar to finding a good guy to date. At first glance, you may wonder how I came to connect these two (you may also wonder about my sanity, but that's a subject for a different kind of blog).
When looking for a good restaurant, you want to find a place that makes you feel comfortable. Your date should also make you feel comfortable as well, because, if he (or she) seriously isn't then you're not going to go back out with that person again, at least you shouldn't. Who wants to spend time at a restaurant (or on a date) in an uncomfortable situation? Only masochists, and I for sure, do not fall into that category!
Smell and Taste
One of the very first senses that picks up good food is your sense of smell. If the food smells good, then for the most part, it will taste good. We all like to eat food that tastes good, no matter what foods we cannot eat. For those of us who are gluten-free, we are limited, but still look for yummy food! Like your food, your date
should smell good as well! If they don't, you won't want to be around them as they probably don't have good hygiene (unless you went on a date mountain biking in the middle of summer). Your date should taste good too! Seriously, who wants to kiss someone who doesn't taste good (I'm especially fond of those who chew mint gum after dinner!). Its a sign that the person cares about cleanliness, and, in my book, that's an important first impression!
It's Gotta Feel Good
There's no denying your food and your 'friend' needs to feel good. When you put food or, in your mouth, you'd like it to feel good. Texture whether on the surface of your tongue or on the surface of your hand can make or break your experience. If it feels good, then we will go back for more! If not, then well, that's the last time I'd go back because who wants to eat food or be with someone who doesn't excite your senses!
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