Is Olive Garden the Perfect Place for a First Date?

April 18, 2019

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No matter who you are, you should always take a new date to Olive Garden. Why? "It’s a solid opener; a way to know if we’re compatible. If they’re the right kind of woman for me, they’ll respond with an enthusiastic yes," writer Kristen N. Arnett writes in Bon Appetit. "The right kind of woman for me is someone who won’t give me a hard time about the things I like. The kind of woman who will let me pocket all the leftover breadsticks." Speaking of breadsticks, Arnett adds, "Two people eating means you get three sticks total. I like to think Olive Garden did that on purpose, so that you’re forced to break bread with your date. You must share with each other, touch hands. It’s all very romantic, if romance is deciding who gets to take the bigger share of the carbs."