If you’re lucky enough to work close to where your girlfriend lives or works, one of the easiest and least effort dates is the lunch date. Grab a quick bite to eat and spend some time soaking in her presence before you get back to the daily grind. Lunch dates can be invigorating and fun, but they can also get repetitive. There will be a limited number ofrestaurants around your work, and a limited amount of time to spend with her. So, how can you make these quickie dates romantic?
Actual, Real Compliments
First of all, the most obvious thing is to act romantic. No matter where you are, you can pay her sincere compliments. You can tell her that you look forward to seeing her all day whether you’re at a fancy French restaurant for dinner, or some local restaurant for lunch. Pay attention to her; don’t let work bog you down as this is the time especially set aside for you to enjoy her company.Send the message that you care in the little things; pull out a chair for her, take her coat, compliment her. These are the things that she’ll notice. Once she gets the message that lunch dates are special, maybe she’ll start surprising you.
Change Things Up Frequently
If you usually get one thing at one restaurant, try something else on their menu. Go to some completely new place and split your meals so you can try more things. Pack up a picnic lunch and surprise her by taking advantage of the noon sunshine in a nearby park. Don’t let yourself fall into a routine that makes lunch with your lover just another part of the daily grind.
Order a Dessert to Share
Dessert at lunch isn’t that common, but a little sugar boost can be good for creativity. Not to mention that chocolate and desserts have a strong connotation of romance; sharing food is also very much a couple’s activity. So, do it.
Plan In Advance
Texting her “Hey, want to grab lunch at 12:30?” is a lot less romantic than asking her the day before if she’d be free to go to a restaurant with you tomorrow at 12:30. If you treat this like a proper date from start to finish, it’s going to be a proper date: and you’re going to reap the rewards of having more romance in your life.
Remember, the main point of all of these tips is that they focus on intent and freshness. If you want to have a romantic time, and you keep from getting stagnant, then everything is going to fall into place for you. Romance is as much an effort of will as it is the sum of its parts, so keep focused and you can wow her anywhere, even in the coffee shop down the street from your office.