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Learn How to Attract Women by Understanding What Empty Restaurants Tell You About Human Psychology

If you’re wondering how to attract women, always keep this fact in mind: when a new woman sizes you up, she’s looking at just how “needy” you seem to be. It’s the dating equivalent to checking your references. If others before her were apparently not impressed with you, she’ll see no reason to disagree with them.

Sociologists refer to this concept as “social proof.” Few people have heard of it, but we all practice it subconsciously. Here’s a good example:

My late grandfather had a sure-fire way for selecting a restaurant when he was driving across the country: He’d look for a place which had lots of trucks parked in front. His logic was that truck drivers who drove that particular highway for a living had passed that same stretch of road dozens or hundreds of times. Over time, they’d know through trial and error which restaurants had the best food at a good price.

That shortcut enabled my grandfather to avoid dozens or even hundreds of lousy or overpriced restaurant meals during his travels, even if it was the very first time he’d ever been on that particular area.

Lacking first-hand information, he looked to others (truck drivers who’d presumably know more on the topic) for guidance. The more trucks parked outside a restaurant, the greater his confidence that this was a good place to stop.

He was an extremely bright man, but we’ve all been designed to take cues from other (presumably more knowledgeable) people on matters where we’re unsure.

Most of the time, looking to social proof will give us at least a reasonably good answer. It works well enough and often enough that we’ll use it frequently without conscious effort. You do the same, of course.

If you went to try out a new restaurant and it was mostly empty at what should be a peak hour, would that be a good thing or a bad thing? Most likely, the sight of all those empty chairs would give you pause. Rather than think to yourself, “Great, we won’t have to wait for a table,” you’d wonder what’s wrong with the place.

Here’s another quick test you can use to “prove” that social proof really is widespread phenomenon:

Q: If you wanted to know what the hottest club in your town is, what would be the easiest way to figure this out?
A: That’s easy… you’d look for the place with the longest line of people waiting to get inside.

That would be the hottest, trendiest place. In fact, the word “trend” is just another word for “popular.” Lots of people seem to agree that a place is “hot” and therefore, by definition, it is. And that’s the way that human minds operate.

Not surprisingly, you’ll find that understanding women requires a good grasp of how they use social proof to evaluate you. In fact, once you understand how to manipulate the psychology of social proof, you’ll have discovered one of the key insights into how to attract women.

Dubrovnik Romantic Restaurants

It is hard to choose the most romantic restaurants in Dubrovnik because almost all of them have a dreamy ambiance. In many restaurants you are facing the sea, dining in the outdoors, eating excellent fresh seafood.  Dubrovnik is a relatively large city, however the part you want to visit is “the Old City”. It is very small. Don’t make the mistake of booking a hotel that is too far away from the Old City otherwise you will spend the most of your time and money in a bus or taxi trying to get to the main attraction. What are Dubrovnik’s main romantic attractions?

  • The old city’s white marble street known as Stradun, a broad pedestrian promenade.
  • Enormous walls with 14 towers and a fortress, and reaching 75 feet into the air at some points.

 There are two main entrances to Dubrovnik old town:

  • Ploce gate is at the eastern end of the Old City and it is accepted as the most prestigious residential area of Dubrovnik. Beautiful gardens, charming villas, wonderful beaches and the best view to the Old Town are the characteristics that are describing Ploce the best. The most eminent hotels in Dubrovnik are located at Ploce.
  • Pile gate is at the northeast corner of the old center and near a small port area. The Gate dates from the early 14th Century where stands a statue of St Blaise, the Dubrovnik’s patron.

If you are planning to visit Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic see, here are some of the most attractive and romantic restaurants:

The best romantic restaurants in Dubrovnik are Rustica and Nautika. Rustica is in hotel Excelsior, which is a 5-10 min walk from the Ploce gate ( the main entrance of the Old Town). It is an Italian restaurant. You dine on a terrace with great views of the Old Town. Reservations recommended. Hotel Excelsior can arrange special wedding events in the Restaurant Zagreb, Taverna Rustica and The Terrace of the Palms or in other locations in the city, such as Revelin Fortress, Sponza palace or Lovrijenac fortress.

Nautika is considered the “best restaurant in Dubrovnik” and it is where Pope John Paul II dined during his visit to Dubrovnik. The restaurant is near the Pile gate to the Old Town and it boasts views on the Old Town walls and Lovrijenac fortress. The seafood and service is first class. Reservations recommended.

The romantic restaurant Victoria is probably the prettiest restaurant I have ever been to. The eye-catching view of Dubrovnik’s walled Old Town is unmatched, and the elegant, flower-decorated terrace is gorgeous. You can have a very romantic dinner here while the sun is setting over Old Town and the Adriatic. What could be more romantic?

Ekvinocijo restaurant. I recommend this excellent little restaurant, which sits in the shadow of a high city wall along the sea.

Riva restaurant. If you want something special, then go to Riva, where you will find excellent service, an extensive menu, and a beautiful setting just a few steps away from the harbor. The fish specialties are as good as you would expect, but they also have a great selection of meats.

If George Bernard Shaw was delighted by this beautiful city and for him, it was a paradise, I hope you will find something memorable in this “gem of the Adriatic”