First date? then avoid these foods

2014-09-26 00:00

FIGURING out what to eat on a first date can be quite problematic, especially when you are trying to impress your date. The mental gymnastics we go through to try and create the perfect first date are quite astonishing, and we don’t want to leave a bad impression, especially when food is involved.

According to research done by hellofood, there are certain foods that should be avoided on a first date … unless of course, you don’t want a second date.

They have compiled the following list:

Spaghetti is not an easy food to eat gracefully, because of its slippery nature and tendency to leave sauce splatters on your clothes. Unless you are already very comfortable with your date, you should skip this deliciously messy meal until your second or third date.

Although garlic is a super food and has numerous health benefits, eating it on a date is a big no-no. You don’t want your date holding his/her breath while you’re trying to have a pleasant conversation. If you do decide to eat garlic, you should try and end the date earlier rather than later. Not because you’re Cinderella, but because of your bad breath!

Salad is nice to eat and packed with nutrients, but not ideal when you are dining with someone for the first time. Bits and pieces of these leafy greens could get stuck in your teeth and your date might be too polite to tell you. He/she may even keep quiet for the entirety of the date, which could be quite embarrassing in the aftermath.

Burgers are delicious and filling. However, that’s not why you are on a first date and you really don’t want to battle layers of juicy beef, cheese, and tomatoes while trying to look cute. A burger is most likely going to leave smears of mayonnaise or ketchup around the corners of your mouth — anything but charming.

Chicken wings and ribs can be very messy to eat if you haven’t mastered the art of properly disassembling what could be described as one of the best and most enjoyable foods to eat. Avoid, so you do not get yourself into a messy situation. Literally.

Corn is a very difficult food to eat and you may not even realise it while you’re battling the cob. Although delicious, it can be nauseating for your date to watch, especially when you are forced to pick out the kernels that have got stuck in your teeth.

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