On my way to a client meeting last week I passed by Le Pain Quotidien and had an epiphany.  The sign on the door said “Communal Table” and I thought, that’s it!  That’s exactly what a motivated dater needs.  In this digital world we are all so isolated and focused when we are out and about that we no longer engage with strangers and talk to people just for the sake of connecting with another human being. Could you pick up someone in a place other than a bar?

What if you went to Le Pain or some other Communal restaurant and made a commitment to eat alone without burying yourself in your iPad or blackberry.  Maybe “The One” is sitting right next to you? Go in for a sandwich and leave with a date.

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