Going out for a meal is often considered a great first date option: You get to chat to the other person more so than you would in the cinema and you also get to enjoy some delicious food.
But no matter whether you decide to go for an Italian, Chinese or Thai, you usually already have a vague idea of how the evening will go.
And, aside worrying about spilling spaghetti down yourself, the next most common worry is probably deciding what you’re going to wear.
So why not take this issue out of the equation, and allow yourself to focus entirely on the food instead?
We’re not talking about eating in the dark or wearing your pyjamas – we’re talking about naked dining.
The idea might sound a little crazy, but it’s not a new one. London’s first naked restaurant opened back in 2016, and Paris joined the crew last year.
Now, Bristol is also set to open its very own naked eating experience.
A trial-run at a pub in the city sold out so quickly that a second date was organised straight away.
The first event took place at Flour and Ash on Cheltenham Road and the second will happen next month at the Greenbank pub in Easton.
Admission is £14, which includes a £10 discount off your food and drink bill.
The events are held by Dine Naked Bristol, which is run by Will Bryson.
‘The media often show a narrow, air-brushed view of what people’s bodies can look like so too many of us end up with a negative self-image,’ he told Bristol Post.
‘We want to challenge that. Dining naked is the perfect way to try it – with the benefit of getting to eat good food in friendly places. It’s a safe, friendly place to try nudity without fear of being judged.’
However, there’s one catch: no photography is allowed, meaning even if your food is the prettiest you’ve ever seen, you’re not allowed to upload it to Insta.
And with no special lighting or effects, it forces you to be 100% yourself in front of your new date.
Still – it makes a nice change from Nando’s.
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