Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Always make her your sous chef

That's right, forget about the movies where you see the whole dinner already prepared, candles freshly lit, and you're wearing a clean, lint-rolled v-neck sweater that was recently purchased from J-Crew. Maybe that should happen once or twice, but for me, cooking should be interactive and done together. Put some light snacks/hors d'oeuvres out and maybe do some prep work*, but try to cook with her. Include her. It shows that you two can work together somewhat successfully. It'll become more personal and less Japanese Steak House.

*Do the "gross" prep work before she arrives - trim the fat off chicken, de-vein shrimp, de-beard mussels, etc.


  1. That's a great tip! I wish I'd been better about doing this with guys when I was dating.

    That being said, make sure you know what you're doing. Have an idea in your head of what exactly she can do to help, what equipment she's going to need (and make sure it's clean enough by the time she needs it), and make sure there's space for her to do it (you don't want her in the living room with a cutting board on her lap trying to mince an onion. At least, not if you want to get laid). This goes double if she doesn't cook herself, but either way, men who take charge are sexy!

  2. I completely agree with this tip. Noting like making dinner together. I also agree with Kate that there has to be a plan of attack. We have to have this plan and then carry it out! Fun stuff.
    I love the concept of this blog. Keep up the good work!

  3. Cutting an onion may make her cry...maybe a bad omen for the third date. I agree on the clean counter space. Clean kitchen and clean bathroom. Both a must.

  4. Good point. I always make my boyfriend deal with the onions.


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