October 7th, 2010
In an effort to answer as many readers’ questions as we can, we’ll knock out a few quick ones—grab-bag style. After this, I think we’ve got one more post later today. So come on back for more under-informed bloviating from your favorite (or least favorite!) guest blogger!
Isa’s question first: What are the best date night restaurants in ATL?? All I like is Houston’s, and elaney wants me to branch out.
The following list betrays my partiality to the ever-hip Westside. In order of least fancy to most: Taqueria del Sol (if you want everyone on the planet to see you on a date), Flip Burger/Yeah Burger (low-key, casual), Two Urban Licks (a little darker ambiance, great people-watching), Ecco (good wines), Wisteria (best food on this list).
For more reviews, allow me to point you to my favorite food blog.
Reader Melby queries: if a guy is really into music, will you be immediately dropped if he finds your extensive taylor swift collection?
Not if he has a brain.
Reader B asks: why is it that the guy gets to make the decision about the second date? Everyone has small flaws. If a guy is looking for the perfect girl, he’s going to be disappointed. When is a guy being too critical?
Answer: guys are always too critical. It’s a flaw, and only once guys realize and eradicate it do they become date-able. Hopefully somewhere out there is a male version of elaney that’s telling guys to back off.
Reader Isa seeks marital advice, an area in which I claim no special expertise. But we’ll give it a shot. She writes: What is a good way to encourage a man to be romantic? I want my husband to realize that romance really is an important part of a relationship, but how do I do that without seeming like I’m NAGGING!!!??
My answer to you, Isa, is “initiate, initiate, initiate.” Don’t waste your time asking him to be romantic. Just be romantic yourself, and he’ll figure it out. Wondering what he wants? Usher said it best: “a lady in the street, but a freak in the bed.”
If that doesn’t work, pick up a copy of Gary Chapman’s The Five Love Languages. Totally changed my life.