When choosing where to take your date, it may be tempting to fall back on the tried-and-true chain establishments, like well-known restaurants or movie theaters. You generally have a good idea of the quality when you go to somewhere you’ve been before, so you know it probably won’t be a disaster and you won’t get poor service. However, taking your date to a hole in the wall establishment can get you a serious leg up on your competition for several reasons.
It Offers a Unique Experience
Going to the same old movie theater or restaurant on a date can be a serious bore for a few big reasons. First of all, women could probably go to most of these chains any time they wanted, so going there on a date doesn’t make it very special. It can also show a lack of creativity on your part, if your woman is being particularly critical. Going to a mom-and-pop business can be the perfect solution to this kind of issue. It can be something new and exciting while still being the same kind of traditional dinner and a movie date. Not only that, but sometimes small business can offer far superior service to their big business counterparts since they will be more focused on individual customers than their overall margins.
You Get to Experience New Things
Pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and trying new places with new types of cuisine will broaden your horizons and likely your dates, as well. Experiencing new things is a great way to bond with someone and is often something that doesn’t happen on dates unless you get truly adventurous, but choosing a hole in the wall restaurant over a big chain restaurant is a great way to try new things alongside your date. Even if the food or service winds up being terrible, you and your date may have enough chemistry to be able to laugh about it and move on to something even better.
It Becomes Your Little Secret
Going to a small or relatively unknown restaurant can be a great way to share a novel experience with your date, and you may even find a new favorite restaurant or bar because of trying something new. What makes it even better is that after you’ve been on your date, the two of you have a special memory of going to a place that not many other people may know about. This way it becomes something of an inside joke or secret between you, somewhere that becomes special to the two of you in a way that a big chain establishment might not be able to. After all, if the establishment or restaurant is small and unknown enough, it is highly unlikely that her other friends will have gone with their own dates before. It’s a rather easy way to impress your date and it can lead to intimate moments later on in your relationship or fling when you take her back a second time to make it even more special.