August 1, 2010 5:30 AM Subscribe
Sharing a fork on a coffee date. What's up with that?
posted by tintexas to human relations (26 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have been on several first dates recently, and on a startling percentage have been offered a chance to "touch lips by association": either taking a sip of her beer, sharing a fork (on a cupcake!), have a bite of a half-eaten (!!) apple, or a bite of her icecream. Now, some of this is good natured, would-you-like-to-taste-my-interesting-dish, but I'm pretty sure there's some flirting here [on the other hand, I said several. recently.] Maybe this is a way to nudge things physical on the first date?
Should I always accept? Is it a sign of attraction, or a test for me? Do you use this? Should I? Is this Cosmo tip #57? For what dishes / places / circumstances would this be inappropriate? Please be my big brother (sister) and tell me all about it!