This article briefly summarizes step by step guide
to dining etiquette while dining
Be sure to make reservations if the restaurant you chose is a fancy or popular one. This usually involves giving the waiter your social security number or perhaps your credit card number. Most restaurants don't have this policy but a few of the posh ones do. It's very embarrassing to show up without reservations and having to wait for a table, leaving a very bad impression on your date. Also, be sure a check to see if they have a dress code and dress properly and tell your date in advance what to wear.
When your food arrives, proper dining etiquette requires you to
eat at a moderate pace so that you have time to talk. A good measure of
how fast you should eat is to count 10 seconds between each mouthful. It
is bad dining etiquette if you gobble down your food and you spend the
rest of the time watching your date eat.
Don't slurp your soup, smack your lips, or chew with your mouth
open. Nothing is more unsightly than watching someone talk and chew
their food at the same time. Your napkin should be placed on your lap at
all times. don't tuck it into your belt or use it as a bib. If you have
to get up, place it neatly on your seat. The rules of dining etiquette
are simple to follow and will prevent much embarrassment.
When dining, keep your eyes on your date at all times and try to
smile between mouthfuls. Occasionally, you should make an effort to
show some interest and ask, "How's your seafood souffle" If she needs
anything, you are the one who is supposed to flag down the waiter by a
gentle wave of the hand until one notices you.
When eating, insert your fork straight in your mouth. Don't
place your fork in the side of your mouth as it increases the chances of
food sliding away, which could be very embarrassing. If you get food
stuck in your mouth don't pick it out with your fingers or fork at the
table. Excuse yourself and go to the restroom and get it out with a