Go ahead and order whatever you want from the menu. It’s your meal to enjoy and appreciate. Who can judge you? Well, the man across the table can and will. First dates are all about judgements and opinions for both people. While you should be yourself as much as you can, it is still a good idea to go the extra mile and put your best foot forward by avoiding certain items from the menu that can make you look or smell bad.
You might have read that men love women who get down and dirty with ribs, wings, or tacos because it makes them look fun, but that’s not always the case. Even though you might want to show him that you’re one of those fun women, you need to save those messy foods for when you’re in a relationship. Remember, the whole idea here is to show him you’re a lady, not one of the guys.
To help you achieve success on your first date (and to prevent any embarrassment) our New Jersey Singles matchmakers want to show you the top five forbidden first date foods for women.
If you wouldn’t eat it in front of your coworkers, you definitely shouldn’t order it on a first date. We don’t want you to order anything in the form of wraps, like gyros or other Greek wraps that are doused in lots of sauce. While you might love to eat them on the weekends, you want to skip on them for a first date. With sauce dripping from all sides, you know things are going to get messy here.
Picture yourself eating a sub in front of a guy. Two hands on the sub, wide mouth, lettuce and tomato falling from every direction… not the most flattering picture of you, right? If you love Italian items, order something besides a sub. Subs also come with a lot of sauce that could end up all over your face—not ladylike.
3. Leafy Salads
There is nothing wrong with a salad, and we love them here at New Jersey Singles; however, some guys see it completely different. When a woman shows up and orders a house salad and asks the waiter to hold the croutons and skip on the dressing, she comes off as high maintenance. And what do we know about high maintenance women? Men don’t want to date them.
4. Anything Too Garlicky
As delicious as garlic might be, it is not recommended on a first date. You should actually skip it for the first few dates. Garlic knots, garlic bread garlic shrimp or clams, yeah, you get the picture. If you eat anything with garlic, you can kiss your chances of getting a goodnight kiss goodbye. Garlic, even in small amounts, is very potent and will turn your date off.
Garlic’s smelly cousin the onion is another item you should avoid on a first date. Who doesn’t love delicious onion rings with tangy sauce on the side? No one, but you should save those oniony items for the fifth date. Also, if your dish comes with onions, especially raw, you might want to ask the waiter to hold them this time.
There you have it, ladies, the top five forbidden foods for first dates. While there’s nothing wrong with these delicious foods, they can wreak havoc on your first date. Save these delicious little devils for when you’re in a solid relationship.
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