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Eat Meat and Meet at Local Steakhouses

Local steakhouses have become the place for local singles to meet. How did this come to be?

Men and women have met each other at social gatherings from the dawn of time.

Adam picked up Eve in Eden. Cavemen courted their mates at the local watering hole. Throughout history men and women would meet at what became known as pubs, bars, discos and clubs.

There is always the “hotspot” which has it's 15 minutes of fame and dies out just in time for the next greatest place to see and be seen by the opposite sex.  But what about the old standard …the Thursday night run at various steakhouses?

Recently a commenter on one of my posts mentioned the steakhouse crowd and today at my spin class I overheard a conversation between a man and a woman about this scene as well. With all these messages from the universe how I can I not talk about the steakhouse phenomenon.

Thursday nights at places like, Rothman’s and Rare 650, have been THE places for people in their 30s, 40s and 50s to meet.  I tried to figure out how this came to be and then I realized that we haven’t evolved much from our cavemen counterparts.

Steakhouses are symbolic of our ancestral roots. At our base we are hunters and gatherers by nature. So why not a steakhouse as a central gathering place for singles to meet, it makes sense. Singles can eat meat and meet (pun definitely intended).

Hunters most certainly love this aspect. Gatherers can collect as many numbers that their cell phone memory cards can hold.

Why Thursday night? According to my single friends, Saturday night is date night.  Monday night begins the work week and is too close to the weekend. Tuesday is sort of the same story. Wednesday, many men have their kids which leaves Thursday. It gives enough time to meet, call and arrange the date by Friday and then achieve date night status by Saturday. This too makes perfect sense.

In my quest to better understand the culture of dating, the Thursday night Steakhouse scenario is the excellent sociological lesson. Thursdays and steakhouses seem like the perfect marriage but have meetings that have occurred there led to the same?  Is it possible to find your soul mate over a drink and porterhouse steak? Maybe, maybe not but it’s a starting place to the pathway of love.

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Joe Dowd August 20, 2012 at 07:17 PM
I never would have thought that steak houses would become places to meet-and-greet new people. But it makes sense at a lot of levels. Thanks, Meredith, for this post.


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