Ordering these foods are not for the faint of heart. They’re for the bold. They’re for the ones willing to risk a stained shirt. They’re for the ones willing to risk having pieces of food stuck in their teeth for their first kiss with their potential lover. However, if you don’t consider yourself to be one of these people, this list is a guide for the worst foods to order on a first date.
This is a big one. Barbecue sauce ends up all over your face and hands. It seems that no matter how much of the restaurant provided wet wipes you use; you can’t get all of it off.
Unfortunately, eating spaghetti in real life isn’t a Lady and the Tramp moment. The idea of ordering spaghetti seems ideal; it has the perfect mix of noodles, tomato sauce, and meatballs. However, once you get it, the ratio is impossible to get gracefully in your mouth. Somehow, you manage to get noodles that are way too long. Picture this, you’re sitting there in front of your date trying to hurriedly slurp the rest of the noodle, so you can finally answer the question he chose to ask at that exact moment.
There’s no way to cleanly eat ribs. The sauce gets on your face, under your fingernails, and who knows where else. Afterwards, you have to spend a good two minutes cleaning yourself off while crossing your fingers that nothing got stuck in your teeth because you forgot to bring floss.
Chili Cheese Fries is a great snack to enjoy with your date. Until you drop a wad of chili on your nice shirt and can’t get the cheese completely out from under your fingernails.
Don’t get me wrong, at times, there’s nothing more tasty than fresh corn on the cob rubbed with melting butter. However, no matter how hard you try, it’s inevitable: small pieces of corn will most definitely get stuck in your teeth.
Eating one of these is another classic “food falls on your shirt” moment.
Eventually, the chips become soggy as they sit there. You know what happens when you try to eat a soggy chip.
First dates are awkward enough as it is and ordering messy food can make it even more so. However, if you are one of the brave who orders whatever you want, power to you. We respect you. Teach us your ways. Bring some wipes, floss, and stain remover just in case you get a little too confident.