It’s his way or… you’re staying home
Men can be very set in their ways. They have three restaurants they’ll go to, two bars and only one genre of movies. This is a dramatization (for some), but men can easily get in the mentality of “why should we try that restaurant you read about. Let’s just go to what I’ve already approved of.” He doesn’t want to broadcast this message, but he is sending this message: “I have better taste than you do. Let’s just rely on mine.” Let him know that’s what it says to you when he shuts down your ideas. And that there are plenty of men out there willing to explore the world (or at least your town) with you if he is not… Does he really want to drive you off, all to avoid maybe having a bad meal?