15 Foods to Never Order on a First (or Second) Date

April 15, 2013

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foodsnottoeatonafirstdate 300x300 15 Foods to Never Order on a First (or Second) DateToday’s guest blog is from Fox News Magazine’s Food & Wellness editor Kelsey Harkness, who warns daters about the unattractiveness of certain foods. I think she is dead on… do you?

We’re all told to “be yourself” on a first date, but when it comes to the foods you order, being yourself isn’t always the best option. Here’s a list of some of the smelliest, worst, most embarrassingly awkward foods you could order on a first date.

1. Beans

Fueling up on beans for a night out? Sounds like a revolutionary idea. They don’t smell good going in, and they’re not going to smell good coming out.

2. French Onion Soup

Don’t be flattered; your date’s not looking down your shirt, he’s staring at the string of Gruyère cheese that’s hanging from your chin. We’ll get to the onions later.

3. Jäger or Sake shots

While some men may (bizarrely) like a woman who can keep up with their drinking antics at the dinner table, we can’t seem to find anything about this that’s sexy. And because alcohol is already known to cause superfluous stomach movements, watch out: Your Jäger bombs may lead to other embarrassing activities under the dinner table.

4. Garlic Bread

If your date orders garlic bread, it’s a tell-tale sign he’s not into you. If you both order garlic bread, well, “What’s yours is mine, honey!”

5. Onion Rings

Have you ever successfully taken a clean bite of an onion ring without the whole onion falling out? Not a mental image you want sticking in your date’s head. And while you’re at it, avoid onions at all costs.

6. House Special Sushi Roll

News flash: Using foreign utensils to shove gigantic portions of raw fish into your mouth can, and likely will, cause a series of silent, very awkward first date moments.

7. Spicy Chicken Curry

Let’s save the spice and sweat for the bedroom, shall we? Chicken curry doesn’t work in anyone’s favor on a date — think Ben Stiller in “Along Came Polly” and you’ll understand why.

8. Buffalo Wings

Any type of food that is served with wet naps and requires you to lick your fingers is not sexy, and neither is the glossy buffalo-orange tint it’ll leave on your lips.

9. Fish Sticks

If your date takes you to a restaurant that offers fish sticks on the menu, go ahead and order them to avoid the prospect of a second date.

10. Spinach

Your date probably thought you were cute before you got that hunk of spinach stuck in your front tooth.

11. Spaghetti

Don’t be fooled, ordering spaghetti on a date will lessen your chances of any “Lady and the Tramp” moments.

12. Any situation that involves the phrase “All you can eat”

This date is likely to end in one of two ways: you’re going home alone because you don’t want to be touched, or your date going home alone because he doesn’t want to touch you.

13. Pitted Olives

Maybe supermodels can make spitting pits from their mouths sexy, but the rest of us human folks should avoid expunging food from our mouths.

14. Burritos and Tacos

Your date doesn’t want to see a Mexican mess oozing out of your mouth and into your lap, so avoid the trip to Acapulco and opt for something more traditional.

15. Meatloaf

“Can I please have the meatloaf?” “That meatloaf looks really good.” “Mmm, meatloaf!” See? There’s no way to make ordering meatloaf sound sexy. (Try it, we dare you.)

Has a date ever ordered anything that grossed you out?

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