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7 Most Awkward Meals to Eat on Your First Date

First dates are awkward enough already. Trying to find something to talk about, trying to leave a good impression, and making sure that there is no cilantro on your teeth are some of the basics. But if you want to step out of the “he orders a steak, she orders a salad” type of thing, make sure you don’t step out too far and enter.. The Awkward Zone.

Let’s get started:


7. The Burrito – Well, maybe some people out there may find burrito-eating attractive.


6. Spicy Soups – Runny noses, sniffles, and red eyes are not going to impress your date. Unless you can handle it without having to blow your nose halfway through, avoid super spicy stuff in general.


5. Chicken Wings – Oh, that is beautiful.


4. Things With Eyes On It – I was trying to add a picture of a pig’s head on here, but I couldn’t. It just looks like murder. Oh man, I can’t believe people can just eat stuff with eyes. That is actually one of my secrets, by the way. I have a very tough time eating something with eyes on it, even fish and shrimp. Having an animal on your plate is harsh enough.


3. Smelly Stuff – If it has been fermented, has strong garlic, or any other lingering stink smell, avoid it for a while. Those do not go away overnight. Literally speaking.


2. Things That Require a Double Dip – The famous egg roll. There is a reason why people opt for the mini version of these. Some couples are all into double dipping into the dressings and dips, but other people absolutely hate it. Sucks, so much sauce goes to waste.. man..

1. Extra Crunchy Foods – I don’t mind the sound of crunchy foods, but I have heard this from many people in the past. And during a first date, where they can be a lot of awkward silences, crunching sounds taking over may not be the best idea. If you’re at a loud bar or restaurant, go for it.


What are some foods that you would NOT recommend to people on their first date?

  1. I too cannot eat things with eyes or heads…when I was dating this giant of a man (my future husband) we went to his parents’ house for dinner. They were very sweet and went all out preparing a lobster meal. They placed a big old lobster directly in front of me. I began laughing and crying at the same time. I told them my last name was Roselli – they took the lobster away and gave me pasta. 🙂

    April 24, 2014
    • HAHAHA! I can definitely picture that happening. Lobsters are the worst things to look at on a plate. Almost like little creatures from another planet!

      Definitely got a laugh out of me 🙂



      April 24, 2014
  2. Well similar to burritos are tacos. They fall apart and just cause a mess. Long noodles can be challenging to eat too, especially in soups when you have to slurp them up. Loved the googly eyed Cheerios by the way!

    April 24, 2014
    • How could I forget about the long noodles! Hahahaha you’re so right about that.




      April 24, 2014
  3. A large hamburger, spaghetti , bbq baby back ribs, fried chicken, taco……..

    April 24, 2014
    • RIBS!!!! Hahaha, very not-classy.

      All of those are so messy.. you probably made a very good impression during your first dates!


      April 24, 2014
  4. Only seven???

    April 24, 2014
    • Seems like I forgot a couple hundred hahaha

      April 24, 2014
  5. An ice-cream cone. It makes it difficult to talk.

    April 24, 2014
  6. KCookie #


    April 25, 2014
  7. KCookie #

    Oops I meant spaghetti!!

    April 25, 2014

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