"It's hard to not start [hooking up] with someone when you work in a restaurant because you're together all the time late at night. So then after work (or during work) you start drinking, then you go out... you become friends, and then lovers. LOL."
"Sometimes alcohol influences bad decisions, and that's definitely more present in the restaurant industry dating realm than with others. [Everyone is] friends with bartenders, and gets free drinks or the bar to ourselves at night's end."
"[It's a red flag] if a date mentions more than once, 'Whoa, I don't usually drink this much.'"
Industry "incest" is very real
"There are a lot of Eskimo brothers and sisters. I’ll put it like that.”
"I wish I could say it wasn't, but it is so very true that industry people hook up. In my early 20s, I dated the sous chef who was my boss at the time. A few years later, when I was the sous chef, I messed around with some of my cooks, too."
“A lot of bartenders date & sleep with each other. We’re quite an incestuous group.”
"I once went to a restaurant on a date with another industry guy, said hello to the hostess who I knew through friends (but honestly, she seems like a real bitch), mentioned who would be joining me, and her response was 'Oh, I'm very familiar with John Doe.' So I can only assume they had hooked up, too."