What To Cook On A First Date? (Heat Things Up!)

If you're the guy who's ballsy enough to invite a girl home for the first date and now you're wondering what to cook on a first date, then this post is for you.

Either you have experience doing this before, you know it works and women will come home with you on a first date, or you're like, duck it, I want to try. And she said yes.

If that's the case, then showing off your culinary skills can be a great way to have a first date at your home.

In fact, that's my favorite way of inviting girls home because it actually sets an event. It's not just inviting her home to watch cat videos.

Plus, she has plausible deniability. After all, if anything happens, she didn't go there for "the things happening", she went there for dinner. Things just sort of happened.

In this post, I'm going to explain:

  • One simple, super easy recipe you can use for your first date without a lot of effort or a lot of cooking skills
  • Tips on when to start cooking so you can make the most out of your date

And so much more. Let's jump into it.

What To Cook On A First Date?

Alright, so this is not a cooking show, obviously. I'm not going to go too crazy or go into some complicated recipe.

For better recipes or more ideas, I'd suggest checking out Babish on YouTube, entertaining videos and lots of great recipe ideas.

But for one easy thing you can do, I'll give you this "recipe" that you could whip up in no time:

Step 1: Get The Meat You’re Going To Cook

The first step is to get a whole chicken or pieces of a chicken. You can get chicken thighs, whatever you prefer. It doesn't really matter.

Step 2: Marinate Your Meat

Next, get a premade marinade. Don't worry about whipping up something that's going to take a whole bunch of time.

Go to any grocery store and grab one that has a flavor that you like, teriyaki, whatever.

Marinate that chicken for at least a couple of hours, or more. Overnight would be even better because it's going to saturate the flavors into the chicken meat a lot more thoroughly.

Step 3: Put In Some Vegetables

Get some vegetables, get some carrots, get some green pepper, get some onions, chop them up coarsely or whatever way you like.

It can be fine, it doesn't matter. Usually, you're going to be making some chunks.

Step 4: Put It In The Oven

Preheat your oven to 380 degrees and, depending on what you're cooking, whether it's a whole chicken or thighs or legs, it's going to be somewhere between 20 and 45 minutes.

45 minutes for a whole chicken or something big, and closer to 20 minutes for something that's smaller, like chicken legs or thighs. It could even be less time.

If you're using an air fryer, typically that's going to be even less time. Unless they're really big pieces. After that, all you have to do is wait.

Pro Tip: Start Cook When She Arrives

One tip that's going to pay off bigly for you is start cooking the dinner when she arrives.

Don't cook it before she gets there, because if you cook it before she gets there and dinner is ready when she arrives, after she's finished eating, the pretense is pretty much over.

Your dinner is over and it's going to be a lot easier for her to just leave at that point.

However, if you start cooking when she gets there and even preparing the food, other than the marinade, of course, which you did the night before, that'll extend the date a bit longer.

While you're waiting for the chicken to finish, you'll have an opportunity to actually take the date somewhere.

Obviously, because you're a man of great wisdom and you invited your date over for the first date at your home, you know that this is a good time to possibly take your date somewhere physical.

Time to pull out a condom, make some balloon animals, and have a great time.

Of course, how to make that happen will be a whole different video. We're just sticking to this topic. Take your chances and see what can happen.


Here's a quick question guys ask about cooking for their date:

Is cooking for someone a good date?

Yes, cooking for someone is a great date.

It gives you a chance to show off your culinary skills as well as you have your date in a more comfortable environment, your home, where the date could possibly get intimate.

That's all for today. If you’ve got any comments or questions, leave them below.

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