Cooking for someone is nice and romantic, a good date. But it's too intimate for a second or third date (you just shouldn't try so hard). When they polled me, a lot of my friends said that they would cook on a fourth date, but I really think you should wait until the sixth, at the very least. Honestly, cooking together right from the start is a really fun date idea.
You can spend some time alone getting to know someone. You can share a few drinks, laugh a little and before you know it dinner is ready. Regardless of the last tab, Avitable points out that preparing a meal for a date often requires much more effort than going out. After all, when you go out, “someone else will do the dishes.