Lets me start out by saying I live in a city with a large bar scene, think 5 streets lined up and down with bars. Moreover we have a well-educated population with the largest University here. So, some of my friends think dinner dates are a waste of time. At the same time I realize people on the scene are usually trying to drink, hang with friends and look for a overnighter. What I'm curious about is if I meet a cool female with is asking her out for a dinner date going to be repulsive and overly romantic. For example I have a Brazilian friend and was going to ask her out to eat at a new Brazilian restaurant. Me, I find this a easier way to get to know the chick outside of sex, I have the resources to do so but I don't want to waste it.