What I love about dinner dates is that it allows myself and a gentleman to connect on all levels over mouth-watering food and delectable wine. There is something very sensual and satisfying about connecting and exploring each others’ minds while we talk and laugh over dinner and drinks. A dinner date allows us to take our time and get to know each other better.
I recently had the honor of being invited to a 2 star Michelin restaurant in beautiful San Francisco. This is the first time I had visited a Michelin restaurant so you can imagine how excited I was! The food and wine pairing was out of this world and my date was the perfect gentleman! I am a foodie and I love to cook.
I have a very open minded personality and I adore trying new places and new foods. I would love the luxury of going on more amazing dinner dates where I can explore a wide variety of cultural foods. I would be interested in trying some Ethiopian food as I have heard it is very tasty. I would love to meet more cultured interesting men who will open up new doors for me to try new cuisine so we can explore more together.
In addition to being a courtesan I am also a personal trainer, so I am very interested in eating healthy cuisine. I love to shop at farmers markets and cook and experiment in the kitchen with all the fresh produce and make some yummy dishes.
Since I am a big food and wine enthusiast (don’t get me started talking about cooking shows), I also offer weekend excursions. I would love to go to the Napa Valley for the weekend with a gentleman that appreciates fine wine and amazing delicious cuisine. I have a very curious mind and I would love to learn more about food and wine. I am part Italian (also Irish, German and French) so I love good homemade Italian food and succulent wine paired with the food. I am now getting hungry for some spaghetti and meatballs or lasagna.
Preparation Every Guy Should Do
I believe a man should treat this as a very special night. I appreciate a man who is freshly showered, shaved, smells good (body and mouth) and wearing appropriate dinner attire. I love it when a man dresses up and wears a suit and tie, especially if you are going to a Michelin or expensive restaurant. It not only shows respect to the lady, but to the entire restaurant as well. I am old-fashioned and love a well dressed man for a date. For me it says you care when you take time to pay attention to the little details. Awhile back I was on a dinner date and the man wore jeans, a t-shirt and sneakers to the restaurant. Not only did we look mismatched, but I was very embarrassed to say the least. You never want the lady to feel embarrassed. You always want her to feel excited and proud to be on a date with you.
Some extra finishing touches I feel that would add to the date would be to send a limo or car to pick her up, beautiful flowers (I love roses) and perhaps her favorite bottle of chilled wine, champagne and hor d’oeuvres available upon her arrival. I love starting out a dinner date with some champagne and various hor d’oeuvres (I love french champagne and my favorite is Veuve Clicquot).
First Impressions Count!
First impressions are very important and sets the mood for the entire date.
What I first notice is my dates’ appearance and even his smell. I love a good cologne on a man. I can tell when a gentleman has put effort into the date because he is clean, well-groomed, looks handsome and smells good. You can tell when he puts some some thought into the date because it shows.
Bad Date Experiences
Yes I have had two bad dates so far. One happened last year when I first got started in the escort business and was too trusting and naive.. The guy wrote me a check for my companionship which of course bounced. After we had dinner he went outside to have a cigarette and disappeared and I had to pay the bill! He actually had the nerve to text me later on and wanted to come back to my place and finish the date! I did verify the guy through another provider but sometimes these guys can be good for many dates and then all of a sudden become bad. So now I always pay attention to my gut feeling. I did not have a good feeling about this guy, but I overrode my impression of him and went ahead with the date. I have since learnt my lesson.
The other date was not a scam but the guy showed no class, dressed down and put very little effort into the date. He even let flies and moths into the hotel room lol (I mean it was like a Seinfeld episode and btw I love Seinfeld!). I mean he was not even hungry when it was time for dinner and never even made a reservation. He did not make the date or me feel very special and of course I did not have a good time.
I would say that bad manners and no or little attention to the details are date spoilers for me.
It takes two people to make a date special and memorable and when one party does not care to make a good impression, it can make a huge difference in the overall date experience and connection.
Signs She Is Enjoying Herself
If I am laughing and engaging in lots of conversation with you then you will know I am enjoying myself. I am very expressive and vocal and I will tell you I am having an amazing time with you. I will also be enjoying the food and wine and talking about how delicious it is.
I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve and it is easy to tell if I am having a good time. If I get quiet then that is a bad sign (well anytime a lady gets quiet that is a bad sign lol) I am bored or the date is just not going well and we are not having a good connection. I will also look around more and not really engage much with you if I am not having a good time. I am not hard to figure out.
Stephania Ricci is an Exotic International Courtesan who specializes in luxury dinner dates and travel companionship. She is also a Foodie, wine and fitness enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter @stephaniaricci1 and on her website www.stephaniaricci.com
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