foods not to order on a first date (if you want a second)
A first date can be very nerve-wracking even for the most confident people.
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From choosing an outfit to choosing a location, not to mention the importance of finding common interests to talk about. Everything can seem like a minefield on a first date: even what you decide to eat.
To help you control first-date stress, and avoid unnecessary pitfalls because of food, here’s a list of foods to avoid because of the likelihood that it will be complicated to eat, get stuck in your teeth, or simply not make you look good.
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10 foods never to order on a first date
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Never spaghetti on a first date
Even the most experienced spaghetti eaters can sometimes run into a little trouble. So to avoid finding yourself in front of the other person with pasta that leaks out of your mouth, slips off your fork, or has to be sucked up at the last to avoid a disaster, it is best not to order it.
Least of all if it is spaghetti with sauce: tomato sauce is notorious for splattering and staining clothes.
Anything that requires time, effort and sweat to eat is off-limits.
You should look at your diner, not the plate. Best to leave it alone.
3. Chicken wings
When the waiter offers you extra complimentary napkins, it is a sign that you ordered the wrong dish. Any food that requires enough napkins to destroy a national park forest is forbidden.
So no chicken wings to eat with your hands.
No to garlic and onion
The best scenario one expects for a first date is that it ends with a kiss.
But even if it doesn’t, you probably spend at least some time close enough to smell the other person’s breath. And no one wants to spend an evening in a smelly cloud.
So avoid ordering dishes with garlic and onion. These are flavor-thinking foods that are difficult to digest and smell super pungent.
Salad itself can be fine-there is nothing wrong with ordering healthy on a first date.
Avoid, however, coming across as health freaks who demand that the croutons be removed from the salad and want the dressing on the side.
What’s more, be careful that a leaf doesn’t land on your teeth without your knowledge.
Many people do not digest dairy products well, even if they have been eating them all their lives.
So if you have any dairy sensitivities, or even if you are not sure about them, a first date is probably not the time to go wild with cheese.
The last thing you want is for your stomach to go haywire a few hours after dinner, just when things start to get interesting.
8. Foods that get stuck between your teeth
There is no need to explain why it is a good rule not to order things that might get stuck between your teeth as you eat.
9. Foods that are too spicy
Spicy foods can cause sweating, glazed eyes, and a red complexion, which does not go well with the concept of seduction.
So, even if you have a good tolerance level and occasionally enjoy eating spicy, avoid ordering dishes with chili or other spicy spices on a first date.
10. Overpriced food
Regardless of who pays the bill at the end of the evening, ordering an overpriced dish is a dangerous (if not inappropriate) move.
Not only could you come across as haughty, but it could make the other person feel awkward, or give them unrealistic expectations about your financial situation.
Or simply leave you with an unreasonably high bill for a date that perhaps didn’t go well at all. 14725