The Perfect Date

I think it’s safe to say that everyone has an ideal image in mind of “The Perfect Date.”  Perhaps for you that means the traditional pick up at the door with flowers in hand, followed by a romantic candlelit Italian dinner, finally ending with the perfect goodnight kiss on the doorstep.  Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go vomit.

See, there’s this thing called a reality check: there’s no such thing.

“Dating” doesn’t seem to carry the same weight it used to, like when couples would “go steady” or whatever.  It probably has something to do with the fact that “dating” really has no definition.  What does it even mean?!?!  If two people are dating, does that equal exclusivity?  I’ll clue you into a little secret: for one of you, that’s a yes, and for the other…it’s a giant NO.  Basically, dating is a game of confusion, unnecessary anxiety and frustration.

Which is why I’ve decided to bask in the glory of being single and date myself.  That’s right.  I’m talking a full-blown, dinner-and-a-movie kind of night.  It’s relaxing, it’s entertaining, and most of all, it never disappoints or makes you worried about having a chunk of broccoli sticking out of your teeth.  So, alas, I give you a step-by-step guide on how to date yourself and LOVE it.

STEP 1: Put on some music.  Good music.  And go with your mood.  If you like a little Celine Dion and feel like belting Titanic’s theme song, then by all means, do it.  It’s not every day you get this chance.  The neighbors can deal.

STEP 2: Find a stellar recipe for dinner AND dessert.  Take your time preparing it…go ahead, bask in that incredible aroma.  Mmmmm….

In fact, try this bomb-ass recipe for Asian Glazed Drumsticks from Skinny Taste while you’re at it…I’m not a cook by ANY means, and this turned out to be amazing.

STEP 3: Pick out a feel-good movie or TV show and get it cued up.  When dinner’s set to go (I suggest making it look pretty – much more satisfactory), give Celine a break and plop in front of the screen and settle in for some R&R.
(Makes ya wanna dig in, huh?!?!)
And there you have it.  Who needs a goodnight kiss when you’ve got “The Perfect Date?”
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