First dates are an opportunity to make a good impression and we all try to pull all the stops to present ourselves in the best way possible. However, something as simple as food could ruin the whole date. Food is actually a big part of making a good impression. Did you know that most people, consciously or subconsciously, judge others by the food they eat? So, when you’re on a first date it’s more important than ever to pay attention to what you eat. Here are some foods you should avoid.
Sure, ribs are delicious and you might look like a “manly man” holding a huge piece of rib. However, it’s a bad choice for a first date. There’s nothing sexy about greasy, messy fingers. In fact, you’re most likely going to turn your date off as you comp on piece after piece of ribs. Also, this isn’t the time to prove how manly you are. This is the time to present yourself in the most sophisticated way possible and ribs are just not sophisticated.
Whether you like garlic or not, we can all agree that they have a very strong smell that causes bad breath. Now, imagine you’re on a date with a hot babe or a hot guy and all they can smell is your garlicky breath. It’s not a good look and you might not get a second date after that. So, to avoid ruining your chances, stay away from food with garlic. If you’re not sure whether certain foods have garlic, you can ask the waiter. 10 Health Benefits Of Adding Garlic To Your Food
Spaghetti And Meatballs
Pasta is actually a really popular date food. Blame it on the scene in Lady And The Tramp. Contrary to popular opinion, spaghetti and meatballs are not romantic food. In fact, you should avoid all pasta dishes if you’re trying to impress your date. They’re garlicky, messy, and cheesy. That’s a recipe for disaster. If you must order pasta, try shorter ones like macaroni and penne which embarrass you.
Avoid lobster and champagne. If your date takes you to an expensive restaurant, this isn’t the opportunity to order everything you’ve always wanted to try. Most dates will find it obnoxious and unattractive. Instead, keep calm and order things within a certain budget. Modesty is key on a date. Remember it’s the first date and you both don’t know each other well. So, when you order expensive things, it might give your date the wrong impression of you.
Beans will make you gassy and if you’re planning on going back home with your date, this could be a problem. Additionally, beans could make your first-date jitters worse and cause an upset stomach. Stay away from burritos and salad bowls with beans. Alternatively, you can ask them to prepare your meal without beans. Anything with beans tastes just as good without them. Health And Nutritional Benefits Of Beans
Whether you can handle the heat or not, don’t risk ordering spicy food on a first date lest it turns into a Hot Ones episode. There are chances of it being too spicy causing you discomfort. It happens to the best of us. Besides, watery eyes are not a good look. If you must eat spicy food, always go for the mild option. You’ll still enjoy the spicy flavour without the overwhelming heat.
Whatever Your Date Is Having
So, you can’t make a decision for yourself? This is what your date will be wondering when you order exactly what they’re having. Nobody likes a copycat or someone who can’t make a decision so if you’re looking for the fastest way to ruin your chances of a second date, order whatever they’re having. At least when you order different meals, you’ll have something to talk about and you can even feed them something from your plate.
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