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Dear Poll: Do you Like to Share on a First Date?

When I'm on a date, I like to sit at the bar so you can be just that much closer to the guy you're with. When you sit at the bar, it's fun to chat with the bartender, order a few cocktails to take the edge off, even share appetizers or your entire meal. While that's the way I like to order, other people are very finicky about sharing their food. So ladies, when you're on a date, do you like to order with the intention of sharing or do you prefer to order what you want while he orders what he wants?

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I come from a large scandinavian family, where "privacy" doesnt exist, and that includes your plate. We always ordered different things, and passed it around, or floated a forkful over to a mouth "you have to try this!" First dates, i always ask to try things, and if he isnt cool with that than see you, he would have never survived in my house! My current husband, first weekend at my sisters house in clearwater, went out to a seafood place and we all were passing around dishes....he was so excited and i just knew that he would fit in!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I come from a large scandinavian family, where "privacy" doesnt exist, and that includes your plate. We always ordered different things, and passed it around, or floated a forkful over to a mouth "you have to try this!" First dates, i always ask to try things, and if he isnt cool with that than see you, he would have never survived in my house! My current husband, first weekend at my sisters house in clearwater, went out to a seafood place and we all were passing around dishes....he was so excited and i just knew that he would fit in!
mlerose mlerose 8 years
i love sharing food- you get to try more things!
demeter demeter 8 years
No. I hate sharing my food period. I don't share with friends or family, I'm stingy that way lol
DeAnnah DeAnnah 8 years
On one of my first dates, the guy and I shared cheese cake and he insisted on feeding it to me. I'm usually a pretty reserved girl, but somehow, I just found it so sweet.
zc zc 8 years
im indeifferent, i have no problem with sharing...though it owuld depend on what.
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
ewww! i don't want someone i don't know eating off my plate. it's different (a little) once you're in a relationship. i would be so grossed out if someone helped themself to the food on my plate w/o me offering i probably wouldn't go out with them again.
flowidme flowidme 8 years
it depends. if it's a first date, i most probably won't share food with him
xo_verity xo_verity 8 years
No! I hate sharing my food!
xo_verity xo_verity 8 years
No! I hate sharing my food!
leigha926 leigha926 8 years
nope...i very much dislike sharing food. no idea why.
junebrug junebrug 8 years
Call it a German thing, but I cannot abide it when people eat off my plate. Someone whom I was dating and we decided not to date anymore -- believe it or not, part of the reason was this. If you want something -- ASK -- and I will put it on the bread plate for you. He would take whatever he wanted, usually the best parts of whatever I was eating (and don't tell me this wouldn't drive you crazy, if I had a turkey sandwich and my yummy for the day was the cheese, he would take the cheese and eat all of it just because he wanted to)-- he would just grab anything and everything and eat it right off my plate. It made me CRAZY.He would call me selfish pretty much anytime I wouldn't just give him my meal. From some perspectives, I might have been. but I remember the night we met and I ordered my dinner and he ate 85% of it and didn't even offer to chip in on the bill. Listen to that sixth sense, girl!
junebrug junebrug 8 years
Call it a German thing, but I cannot abide it when people eat off my plate. Someone whom I was dating and we decided not to date anymore -- believe it or not, part of the reason was this. If you want something -- ASK -- and I will put it on the bread plate for you. He would take whatever he wanted, usually the best parts of whatever I was eating (and don't tell me this wouldn't drive you crazy, if I had a turkey sandwich and my yummy for the day was the cheese, he would take the cheese and eat all of it just because he wanted to)-- he would just grab anything and everything and eat it right off my plate. It made me CRAZY. He would call me selfish pretty much anytime I wouldn't just give him my meal. From some perspectives, I might have been. but I remember the night we met and I ordered my dinner and he ate 85% of it and didn't even offer to chip in on the bill. Listen to that sixth sense, girl!
potterlove potterlove 8 years
I just love feeding my date like finger foods, nothing like soup or whatev. That'd be when we share actual food.
reese05 reese05 8 years
No, I will not share my food with guy especially if I do not know him quite well..yet!
millarci millarci 8 years
that's so cute, ThePerfectScore! :)
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
first date with my guy we both order separately and ended up switching plates..... we hated what we ordered for ourselves but seemed to know exactly what the other person wanted
arrhythmia arrhythmia 8 years
i never share food with people i don't know. so far, the only people i'm perfectly fine with sharing food is with my sister and my boyfriend, anyone else just irks me. although, my current boyfriend did reach over and eat something off of my plate on our first date... he refers my behavior as the "joey syndrome." apparently, joy from friends, doesn't share his food :p
arrhythmia arrhythmia 8 years
i never share food with people i don't know. so far, the only people i'm perfectly fine with sharing food is with my sister and my boyfriend, anyone else just irks me.although, my current boyfriend did reach over and eat something off of my plate on our first date... he refers my behavior as the "joey syndrome." apparently, joy from friends, doesn't share his food :p
penguins268 penguins268 8 years
Appetizers and maybe a dessert, but no to the meal.
KatieMise KatieMise 8 years
I wouldn't mind giving him a taste of my food, with my fork onto his plate. But I wouldn't want him to eat off my plate. I've been with my boyfriend for nine years and only he is allowed to do that...and only if we aren't in an overly formal restaurant.
joy76 joy76 8 years
All depends on the guy, if I fancy him why not!
Marci Marci 8 years
I only like to share with my fiance, and it was several dates before I was willing to go there. So I said no on the first date thing.
Muirnea Muirnea 8 years
No sharing for me on a first date, I would have to know the person better, or it would seem kind of weird. Of course my bf and I now share food, its been a little over 8 months though, lol. :-)
rubialala rubialala 8 years
I think it depends on the guy.
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