Dilemmas of dating for the health-conscious individual

couple drinking healthy smoothies

When it comes to planning a first date with a prospective partner it is often a decision that comes down to picking between booking a place at an expensive restaurant, going to a bar or taking them to dinner and to see a romantic movie at the local cinema.

These choices are all great but the big issue for a healthy-eating or diet-conscious individual is that most of these experiences result in an unhealthy eating experience. Going to the town’s most expensive restaurant will often deliver food laden in calories. Attending a bar or pub will result generally in the consumption of a fair few drinks and that is never good for the waistline whilst heading to the cinema normally results in sharing a family size bucket of popcorn.

So, what are dating options do you have if you are keen to impress but not looking to compromise your diet or lifestyle, below are two things I think you can consider:

Cook at home

black woman cooking healthily

Let’s be honest, the aim of a first date should be to spend as much time getting to know the other person as humanly possible. By offering to cook them a dinner at your home, the benefits are three-fold. Firstly, you will be able to spend time conversing without interruption. Your focus will be entirely on listening without distraction and your eye contact will be great which will leave a lasting impression. Secondly, by showing you can cook a meal you will earn instant brownie points. Who doesn’t like a man or woman who can cook? Finally, by cooking at home you can control what goes into the food and limit calories. You can make the meal as healthy or unhealthy as you wish, it is all up to you!

Go for a date outside

fit couple talking

As society has continued to evolve into a more health-conscious entity, people are constantly searching for more outdoor date ideas in order to impress but also provide their body with some fresh air and sun. There are companies out there that provide fitness dates for couples where you can do a workout, get a boost in energy whilst at the same time bonding and getting to know the other person better. If that sounds too intense, maybe just suggest going for a long walk through downtown, you can burn some calories, chat for hours uninterrupted and stop somewhere to rest your weary legs and down a well-earned meal…guilt-free!

What do you think of these ideas? Do you have other suggestions for the healthy individual to consider when trying to impress a date but not add pounds to their waistline?