#TGIF Counting the minutes before you get out of work? Do you even have a plan? Taking your loved one out to movie is the go to solution, finishing with a nice dinner often greases the wheels of any relationship. Many people ask if they should eat dinner before the film or after? Some say you should split dinner and desert before and after the film… Sound confusing? YumYumReel.com has some guidance!
Let’s Eat Before the Movie
Sounds sensible, satisfying your hunger before a long film makes sense. This way, with a full stomach, you can focus on the movie or the loved one in the seat next to you. Don’t forget the breath mints. If you just ate a pizza with garlic, spare us please! Say you eat first and the restaurant blows it? Dinner takes too long and you have to rush out the door. “This plan is flawed!” Also, what if the food you ate doesn’t agree with you? Say there’s a very dramatic scene with a (GASP!) dramatic pause and your gut begins to gurgle? Next thing you know your loved one is embarrassed and you are MORE embarrassed! What if you ate something bad? Will you find yourself running to the restroom just before Furiousa kills Immortan Joe? Bummer!
Let’s Eat Dinner Before and Desert After
The ladies tend to prefer this because it shows dedication to the evening. You are dedicated to the time you are spending with your loved one because you eat first and have a (hopefully) nice conversation. Then you go to a (hopefully) good movie during which you cannot really talk. Finally you grab a nice desert like ice cream and talk about how Casey Affleck was miscast in Gone Baby Gone. “Complicated, a lot can go wrong, man don’t like.” Just like the first scenario you may eat something that disagrees with you and you may have to cancel the after movie desert. Or if your loved one and you are good-sports, you can make fun of the sounds your stomach made while you watch them eat ice cream. Not the best experience in most cases.
Snack During the Movie, Eat After
“That’s too expensive! M&M’s are like $12!” Don’t be cheap, theater’s make little money from the actual film. They make the “Let’s keep the doors open” money with concessions. Keep it simple, buy a popcorn or a box of candy you can share. This way, during the movie you can have some physical contact while you share the concession. Keep it small, there’s dinner and desert after. Now, unless you are allergic to popcorn, you should have no “Gut Talk” during the movie. After, you can go to that nice restaurant and eat a real meal. Enjoy it and time with your loved one with out being in a hurry for the start of the film.
Help the theater and your relationship out! Snack during the movie and eat after. You wont regret it!