The hard part is over – actually asking them out, that is! Now that they’ve accepted and the date is set, it’s time to go over those all-important dinner date rules. Although the word ‘etiquette’ brings to mind genteel old ladies in Victorian-era attire, good manners never go out of style. As one of the best restaurants in Malta, the team at Sciacca Grill shares a few important rules of appropriate dinner behaviour.
It’s the 21st century and believe it or not, she can make her own decisions. A lot of men seem to think that ordering for a woman shows chivalry or old-fashioned courtesy; however, it reeks of chauvinism. The lady will have the prawns? More like the lady will up and leave.
They say that the way someone treats servers reveals a lot about their personality – and nothing could be truer. If you’re polite to the waiters, it tells your date that you are a thoughtful and well-behaved individual who is used to treating others with respect.
Constantly texting or taking calls every half an hour is a sure-fire way to not getting a second date. Leave your phone on silent and only answer it if you think it’s an emergency (unless you want to show off some cute cat photos – there’s never a wrong time for cat photos).
Unless you’re directly descended from the Romanovs, there’s no way you can be that interesting. Besides, the point of a date is to get to know one another better. Ask questions about their likes or dislikes, about their family and friends or what they do for a living. Just remember that it’s a date, not an interview!
Again: it’s 2019, not 1919. Sure, many women out there do appreciate it when the man offers to pay, but others feel very strongly about paying their share – conventional dinner date rules be damned. It’s a delicate situation, but if she really does want to split the cheque, agree to go Dutch. Remember, there’s a thin line between being gentlemanly and being overly patriarchal.
Now that you’ve brushed up on the most important dinner date rules, share a delicious Tomahawk steak with a loved one, or go for a T-Bone for two – whatever happens to be on our daily, ever-changing display, there’s bound to be something to suit both of you! Nothing is more romantic than sharing a plate of food, and there’s certainly plenty of that to go around here at Sciacca Grill, one of the best restaurants in Malta!