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11 Foods You Should Definitely Not Eat on a First Date

02/12/2014 01:11 pm ET | Updated Apr 14, 2014

Original post by Lauren Feld on Spoon University.

First dates are inherently awkward. As if worrying about the conversation and how you look weren't enough, there's also the added pressure of deciding what to order. As you mull over the menu choices, be sure to avoid these 11 foods that will pretty much ensure you don't make it to date number two.

1. Tacos and burritos

Tacos 1

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More food will end up on the plate than in your mouth. Don't make your date watch that, it's just mean.

2. Lobster

lobster

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Anything that requires you to wear a bib is a no-go.

3. Corn on the cob

corn on the cob

Photo by Kirby Barth

Because it is impossible to eat without getting at least three kernels stuck between your teeth.

4. Soup

lobster bisque

Photo by Kirby Barth

Better to avoid slurps, lip-smacking and spills.

5. Leafy greens

leafy greens

Photo by Kirby Barth


These vibrant vegetables love to steal the stage from your pearly whites. Don't let them be the star of your show.

6. Carbonated drinks

Soda/carbonated drinks

Photo by Kirby Barth

Bubbles usually resurface as a burp, which will certainly make for an awkward break in the conversation.

There are still 5 more foods you should definitely avoid. See which ones made the list here.

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