What Not To Order On A First Date


Recently, my friend Joan and I decided to go for burgers.

Joan and I found a corner table next to a socket. Being gadget freaks, we had to find a table next to a socket. Being the typical Generation Y, before asking for the menu, we have to enquire about the Wi-Fi password.

Across our table, I saw a fairly young lady with a man. The lady was enjoying her burger, she was literally biting off more than she could chew. The burger was enormous. There was just something off about the whole scene. The juices from the beef, were dribbling over her hands. The sauces dripped on her white dress leaving enormous stains and then a tiny piece of the beef fell on her lap. Crumbs of the bun could be seen on the corners of her mouth and on her lips. Her supposed red matte lipstick was no longer attractive. I could tell how un-easy the man was. He kept looking aside and he developed interest in staring at the ceiling pretending to stroke his beard as though deep in thought. The guy was embarrassed.  To avoid such embarrassing situations, here are foods that should be off your radar when going on a date.


They might be tempting, but should be avoided because of how messy they are. No one wants to have their faces painted with sauce.



The slurping sound while one drinks soup is very unattractive. If you are unaware of the appropriate etiquette to consuming soup, avoid it.


3.Spaghetti and noodles.

The process of enjoying a bowl spaghetti is very complicated and requires lots of skill. If done wrong,  the whole scenario is disturbing.


4. Spinach

Spinach is a very versatile and contains lots of vitamins. Despite its various benefits, the sight of spinach stuck on one’s tooth is obnoxious. It’s embarrassing if your date gathers courage to tell you that you have spinach stuck up on your teeth.


5.Anything you are not familiar with.

The thought of being taken to a fancy restaurant is intriguing and can be very romantic. Be warned, the minute the waitress places the menu on the table and you start flicking through the pages of the menu. Try as much as possible to order foods that you are familiar with. Do not eat sushi or calamari just because you heard they are delicious. It’s more of a setting that at most times aims at analyzing who an individual is. It is embarrassing if one orders something that is new to them and they end up not finishing the food. It is important to stick to what you know.

You only have one chance to make the first impression, so make it a good one.


This article was written by Capital Campus Contributor Hope  Wambui Murigi.



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