If you want to take the pressure off a first date, Dr David Tian - aka The Date Doctor on Class 95FM's Love Songs (every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10pm to 11pm) - suggests something less fancy when dinner rolls around. Indeed, a big meal could easily make both feel sleepy and that won't bode well. "I prefer dessert and cocktails, something sweet that you can sip or nibble on while connecting with your new date," he said.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Stack (S$6.50) from Starbucks (various locations, Singapore)
"I love the mixture of chocolate and peanut butter. Pick up a cool drink to go with it, and get a takeout order to enjoy together in a park or garden."
Chocolate Devotion (S$5.50-S$9.90) from Coldstone Creamery (Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Central Road, #01-09/10, Tel: Tel: 6634 1015)
"They offer a lot of delicious combinations of flavours and toppings. But you can't go wrong with chocolate, a proven aphrodisiac."
Mini Matcha Zen with Abekawa (S$9.20), MOF@My Izakaya (#02-45 Bugis Junction, 200 Victoria Street, Tel: Tel: 6338 6466)
"Japanese cuisine is a healthy alternative to Western desserts. MOF has a good selection of Japanese sweets to try ... (without) preservatives, chemicals or colouring additives."