By Dan Corrieri
If you don't know why, then you need more than our help.
Obviously the best thing you can do when you have a roommate or two and you want to impress your gal with your culinary delights, is to plan an evening when your roommate(s) is out.
I remember a time when I was living in a great house in the Hollywood hills. Only problem for me (since I had just begun dating this gorgeous girl!) was that I lived with four other guys. That's right-- four of them (have you seen the rent on those houses?) I thought I would never get the place to myself. Finally, one weekend they all went camping in Joshua Tree National Park. Naturally, I opted out of the trip.
It was a perfect day. My roommates were gone, the sun was shining and the food and wine were scrumptious. I don't think I've ever kissed a girl for such a long period of time. I'm talking hours. Eventually, we discovered other activities to do.
If you have a roommate, I would consider giving them cash to go see a movie or something. Bribery works! Get them out of your place. Better yet, plan a dinner date when you know they won't return that night.
If you're comfortable with your new relationship and your roommate is cool, invite roomie and his or her date to join you and make it a foursome. In this case, it's perfectly acceptable to ask your roommate to chip in on the costs.