Grab dinner somewhere nice
You know, time to use that “buy one Whopper, get one free” coupon that you’ve kept sandwiched between an expired condom and a picture of your ex that you’re still hung up on. No, don’t do that. Razzle dazzle this new companion with dinner somewhere swanky like Nobu, Uchi, Al Biernet’s or The Mansion.
Go for a more unique dining experience
If you’re going to make the social commitment to eat in front of other humans, why not make it as offbeat as possible? And since shelling out on splashy five star dinners might not be in your budget, go for interesting over flashy. Raise the flag at Pancho’s or eat Ethiopian with your bare hands at Gojo.
Make it an event
You live in a real city so use it to your advantage. Instead of planning some elaborate dinner and drinks, let the many free events and festivals do your date planning for you. With festivals like Untapped, Wildflower Arts, Index, and Homegrown, all you have to do is show up and hope your date thinks your Cartman impression is charming and not off-putting.