What to eat on a first date could be a dilemma, especially when trying to impress your date.We go through a lot of mental gymnastics trying to create the perfect first date in our heads and we don’t want to leave a bad impression just with the food. According to research by hellofood.com, here are some food options to avoid eating on a first date if you are looking to score a second date and maybe, a first kiss!
Spaghetti: This is not an easy food to eat gracefully because of its sloppy nature and tendency to leave sauce splatters on your gorgeous outfit. Unless you are at a certain level of comfortability with your date, it is advised that you skip this deliciously messy meal till your second or third date.
Garlic: Although garlic is a super food and has numerous benefits, eating it on a date is a no-no. Avoid anything garlic-y when on your first date; you don’t want this person holding his/her breath while you’re trying to have a decent conversation. More so, be sure your date is going to end prematurely and it’s not because you’re Cinderella, it’s your bad breath!
Salads/vegetables: Salads are nice to eat and packed with nutrients as well, but not for when you are dining with someone for the first time. Bits and pieces of its leafy greens could get stuck in your teeth and your date might be too polite to tell you you’ve got something in your teeth so you do not feel embarrassed. So, this person keeps quiet about it and tolerates you till the end of the date.
Burgers: Burgers are yummy, no contest and they are filling too. However, that’s not why you are on a first date and you really don’t want to battle with layers of juicy beef, cheese and tomato rings while trying to look cute for this person. A burger is most likely going to leave smears of mayonnaise or ketchup around the corners of your mouth, avoid it.
Contributed by: Nkem Onwudiwe, @NkemOnwudiwe