"There are two kinds of people in this world: sharers and keepers," one of my fellow diners astutely remarked. I thought she was absolutely right — and was grateful that everyone at the table happened to be a plate-sharer. At a restaurant, which one are you?
My friend DearSugar offered some great tips on keeping your diet in check while dating, and here's another one. When dining out with your significant other, a great way to prevent consuming a day's worth of calories in one sitting is to order one entrée and share it. But before your meal arrives, ask your server for two separate plates.
Just like it's a bad idea to eat straight out of the bag of tortilla chips, you don't want to eat right off the big plate of food. Scoop out a portion for yourself before you begin eating to help you keep tabs on exactly how much you're consuming. Do this every time you dine in or out together, and it'll help prevent weight gain while dating.
It's no secret that most restaurants are overfeeding us, yet many of us continue to order our own appetizers, entrees, and desserts. But now that people are penny-pinching every chance they get, David Pogrebin, general manager of Brasserie in New York, says people are splitting things like they never have before.
Being frugal is the name of the game these days, so even if you weren't a fan of sharing food before, would you now that you're watching your pocketbook more closely?
Do Tell: How Do You Feel About Sharing Food?
I think how you order on a date says a lot about your personality, but I think it's fun to share food too! Even if you're not sitting side by side, leaning in close to eat off the same plate can bring a different kind of intimacy to the evening. Do tell, how do you feel about sharing dishes while on a date?
When I go out to eat, I hate ordering what other people order. Mostly because I want to be able to try what they're eating, as well as try what I'm eating, this way we all get to taste two things - which, in my opinion, is a win/win situation for everyone. However, I know not everyone loves this idea. Some people hate sharing, think it's disgusting, etc. What do you think? Do you share your food?