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Gender differences in the Restaurant

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Gender differences in the Restaurant

sailormouth | Oct 8, 2008 04:09 AM

Interesting article in the Times this morning discussing both the ways different restaurants seek to appeal to men and/or women and how men and women are sometimes treated differently in restaurants.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/08/din...

To get the conversation started, I've ordered for women before and been the "dude" on occasion, typically with women my own age (I'm in my mid twenties), younger or much older. I learned pretty quickly that women in their 30's and 40's don't appreciate this much. It seems like something of a mindfield navigating amongst the confluence of etiquette, some benign and cute, if anachronistic, patriarchy, and some wounded pride across the table. I pity the server having to do that more or less blindly.

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