Patti's Blog

What you should make the first time you cook for him


I was at brunch with my girlfriends this past weekend and one of my single friends was talking about the guy she just started dating. It’s been a few weeks and she’d finally invited him over to her place for dinner. This was going to be the first meal she cooked for him and she was freaking out. “I feel like this is wife auditions!” she kept saying. And, frankly, she was very, very right. The first time you cook for a man is a bit like a wife audition. I don’t want to freak you out, but it’s very important. Here’s what to cook to make it go smoothly.

Something You Know How To Do

This isn’t the time to test out a new experimental recipe. Pick something you know how to make. And if you’re not a cook at all and have only ever made peanut butter and jelly, then you’re going to have to trust the internet. (I know, scary idea.) Go to any popular recipe site and sort the recipes by highest reviewed. As long as the recipe is well reviewed by a large amount of people, you should be good to go.

Something Easy

I can’t stress this enough. Pick an easy recipe. The point of the meal isn’t to convince him he’s dating a five star chef. The point of this meal is to have a lovely, intimate date with your man. Make sure your conversation is the star of the night and you’re not slaving over a stove while he sits playing with his phone in the dining room. Make something that you can prep ahead, pop in the oven and then serve. No fuss, no muss.

Something He Wouldn’t Make Himself

If your man makes himself spaghetti and meatballs every single week, don’t make him that meal. Make him something that feels special to him, but is something you think he’d like. This isn’t the time to test his limits and see if he’ll eat raw eel. Think about what your man normally eats and then kick it up a notch.

Something He Could Eat For The Rest Of His Life

I’m not saying that you’re meal is going to convince him to get down on one knee and propose after his first bite. But, you should think of this as a hint at what kind of food you’d cook for your family moving forward. So, make something healthy, well balanced and tasty. Don’t make a seven cheese, million calories lasagna that could give someone a heart attack if they have a second serving. Even a guy who isn’t crazy about vegetables will appreciate a salad on the table. Trust me on this one.

Happy cooking! Let me know how your first meal goes in the comments!

Are you single? or have a single friend?

For those readers who are single, or if you have a single friend, please join Patti Stanger’s Millionaires Club Matchmaking database by clicking here. Her team of Matchmakers will match you with their paying members. Confidential and free! Millionaires Club Matchmaking has clients all over the US, Canada and the UK. Join today for free!