The whole point of dating is to create experiences that will ultimately lead to a lasting relationship. So how do you ramp up your game? How do you stand out in a sea of potential mates?
Mastering the art of seduction is not only for the bedroom. Creating that excitement building, heart pounding experience outside the bedroom may be your prescription to success IN the bedroom.
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Wooing a potential love interest, to steer them in your direction is a skill that everyone wants to master. The adage, “the way to a loved one’s heart is through the stomach” certainly had merit. No doubt, anyone can make a dinner reservation, but would you be able to pull off an intimate dinner for two, in your home?
The ins and outs of creating that special dining experience in your home and knowing how to create that “home-field” advantage is a sure way to stand out. These tried and tested tips will guide you in romancing your date with finesse, ease and confidence.
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Tip 1: Do some homework. While out on your “getting to know” dates, take the time to notice and make mental notes of your dates food preferences, likes and dislikes. This will be essential in helping you create that tailored menu for your BIG date. Not only will this win you brownie points with your date later when you mention how you remember how he/she liked a certain thing, this will also create that sense memory experience and deepen your intimacy factor by attaching a certain food experience with a specific date. Who wouldn’t be flattered by that?
Tip 2: Keep your cool. You do not have to be a gourmet or expert chef to put together a fantastic 3 course meal. In this age of the internet and the endless sites geared towards the culinary savvy, or not so savvy, your roadmap to an impressive 3 course meal is just a click away.
Tip 3: Keep it simple. Do not attempt to make a soufflé if you’ve never made one, why would you put that kind of pressure on yourself? Stick to simple yet delicious dishes that you already know your date likes. Or if you are terrified of the stove, you can make a combination of some pre-made foods and things you’ve made and plate them yourself or modify recipes to simplify an overly complicated dish to fit your skill level. Whichever route you take, your date will be impressed by the time and effort you took in creating that special meal just for them!
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Tip 4: Preparation, Preparation, Preparation. Unless you are a seasoned professional chef, DO NOT leave everything to do the last minute. The key in keeping your cool on the BIG night is to prepare things ahead of time, like for example, shop for the dry ingredients the day or two before. This way, the shopping for the fresh perishable ingredients for the dinner on the day of your date will be a short and quick trip.
Tip 5: Think SMALL. Really, take this advice very seriously. You do not want to stuff your dinner date with giant portions. The seduction comes from building the excitement and pacing the reveal. Small portions will allow your dinner guest to feel satisfied but NOT stuffed. Remember, the dinner is a seduction tool to the real prize, YOU!
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