Long ago, a friend of mine then in his mid-30s detailed his approach to dating. On a first date he would take a woman out for drinks, proceed to a Dallas Stars game, and end the evening with a lovely wine-infused dinner. He admitted he threw down almost $600. Mark had a lot of first dates.
I was stunned. “How in the world do you afford that,” I asked. Mark explained his idea which he called date averaging. The first date would be a grand, expensive evening at one of Dallas’ top restaurants. For the second and third date, he would scale back to a cool, hip dive.
Are you a date averager? If so, let’s consider Restaurant Pairing. Which two restaurants would you match for such a first and second date? I’ll offer up the first pairing: The French Room followed by Louie’s. Now, let’s hear yours.