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What foods would not be a good choice to eat on a date?

Asked by janbb (62560points) May 10th, 2023

I’m not planning on dating but this question was sparked by an image on anyone watching me eat a hard taco. I seriously don’t know how you can eat one without half of it falling on the plate and making a mess.

So – just for fun. What foods would be really bad to order on a date or perhaps even a job interview lunch?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Pasta and meatballs with red gravy in a white blouse !

cookieman's avatar

Barbecue, baby back ribs, pulled pork, baked beans, and corn on the cob. Super yummy, but messy as hell.

janbb's avatar

A whole lobster?

Brian1946's avatar

A whole, fully juiced pepperoncini.

I saw someone almost become a cyclops, when my brother’s pepper bomb squirted him in the eye with a high-velocity blast of salad acid!

JLeslie's avatar

Salad. Peas. Shellfish that you have to crack out of a shell. Messy hand-held food.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Fatty spicy foods.

nightwolf5's avatar

Oysters on the half shell, and Spaghetti, like in Lady and the Tramp.

JLeslie's avatar

I cut my spaghetti, which risks getting looked down upon, but it makes a stain very unlikely.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

In the gay world, Mexican food is never the choice on a first date.

jca2's avatar

A big, messy burger piled high with all kinds of toppings. Messy, greasy, too big to eat.

flutherother's avatar

I’d avoid meringues, they are messy and noisy though delicious.

chyna's avatar

Cherry tomatoes in a salad. There’s a good chance they will squirt juice on your date.

Acrylic's avatar

I haven’t been on a date in over 30 years or job interview for almost the same, but remembering back, if trying to impress would avoid spare ribs. I love spare ribs, can eat every day, but they’re very messy not only all over the face but hands as well. I’d go through 50+ napkins at a restaurant when eating ribs. So glad I never have to date or job interview ever again, so bring on those RIBS!

janbb's avatar

@Acrylic I thought something similar last night – so glad I live alone while spilling my taco shells all over!

NoMore's avatar

Any thing messy that would make me look like a stupid slob. The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

mazingerz88's avatar

Fried chicken
Bowl of Ramen
BBQ spareribs

flutherother's avatar

As long as you don’t tuck the tablecloth in thinking it’s a napkin, you should be all right.

mazingerz88's avatar

^^That’s too funny and that’s a real turn on for me actually.

SnipSnip's avatar

Cabbage. I think we all know why.

raum's avatar

I don’t think I’d mind messy food on a date. If they’re weirded out by people eating, I probably wouldn’t want to date them anyway. Bring on the messy food to screen out the people with weird hang-ups!

I’d probably avoid garlicky foods though. :P

raum's avatar

@janbb I bet you’d look adorable eating a hard shell taco!

janbb's avatar

@raum It’s very hard with just flippers to use!

raum's avatar

Apparently both cute and talented.

janbb's avatar

@raum I just rolled over so you could stroke my feathered white belly.

raum's avatar

@janbb Heehee…cutie penguin.

RocketGuy's avatar

Lobster in the shell carries the risk of someone cutting their finger on the shell and making a bloody mess. (been there)

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