4/24/10

Matchmaking Ideas for What to Eat on a Date

First date food choices are tricky. At least I think so. I’m a very picky and boring eater, so restaurants with interesting menus don’t appeal to me. Put a piece of grilled chicken on a plate with some sautéed veggies, and I’m happy. This week my Matchmaker mom gave me the task of coming up with a menu of what not to eat on a first date. I gave it some thought and came up with 4 top choices.

Food #1: Salad

Rule #1 of dating – don’t ever order a salad. There are very few guys that like to date a girl with eating issues, and ordering a salad as your meal sends the wrong signals. My dating coach says that men are attracted to women who like to eat, and I agree. An appetite is sexy. A guy wouldn’t ask you to join him for dinner if he wanted to watch you order something extremely healthy. When your date reflects on your time together, you don’t want him to remember you as “the girl who ordered a salad.”

Food #2: Spaghetti

I personally love pasta. I think it’s delicious and a safe choice price wise. You don’t want to order something too expensive, and pasta is usually priced just right. However, there’s a big difference between pasta and spaghetti. Pasta, such as penne, can be eaten politely and perhaps with some sex appeal. Spaghetti on the other hand, makes a mess regardless of how you eat it. Even if you use a spoon to twirl the spaghetti, it can still splatter all over you. You want to turn your date on, not have him think you’re a slob.

Food #3: Chicken Wings

Recently, barbecue restaurants have become pretty popular. I’m not sure how many first dates would end up at a barbecue restaurant, but just in case, stay away from the chicken wings. You might think it’s sexy to eat with your hands and get all messy, but it’s not. No guy wants to look at a girl with sauce all over her face, unless of course it’s his “special sauce.”

Food #4: Spinach and leafy greens

On a date it’s wise to stay away from all greens. Greens are in the same category as beans. Eat them by yourself or with a girlfriend, but don’t ever order them on a date. Spinach in particular is tricky because it can get stuck in your teeth. Nothing would be more embarrassing than to have food stuck in your teeth on a first date. When you flash your signature smile, you want your date to see your pearly whites, not a chunk of spinach. After all, you don’t want to be known as the girl who had food stuck in her teeth all night.

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