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Do Tell: What Do You Eat on a Date?

I gave you some great suggestions yesterday on how to tackle the second date, and one of the tips I lent was to just be yourself and skip the typical date-night salad and go all out. Not only will this show the real you, but you'll also be able to tell if you and your date are compatible in the eating department. I completely understand how most women wouldn't want to look like a pig while ordering a beer and a burger when trying to make a good first impression, but eating like a bird isn't a turn on either. So ladies, do tell, how do you usually order when you're on a date? Do you eat what you want or do you tend to scale down in order to look/act more like a lady?


meepmeepmeep meepmeepmeep 9 years
Anything you're both in a mood for! It was strange for our first date because I'm a vegan and He is full on carnivore. We ended up getting food from different places and going to the park to eat, it was nice :)
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Mmm, sushi dates! Didn't even think about that one!
AMP AMP 9 years
I love sushi dates! And if its one, usually sashimi (yellow tail, ahi or salmon) and a fun roll. Plus with sushi its usually about sharing, so if he likes what i want and i like what he wants, we can just share and its fun that way. Non-sushi dates- probably a seafood salad. I can't help it, I love my salads, I don't care what he thinks. And mmm seafood. I pretty much don't tailor my eating to being on a date, but I might think twice about something messy like lettuce wraps.
jJuliet jJuliet 9 years
It never occurred to me to order food based on what someone else might think of me. Yay! One more thing to be self-conscious about.
allien86 allien86 9 years
I agree with most of the comments. I eat what I want on a date. Why should I pretend that I eat only salads etc. Any man thats around for the long-term is going to realise that I love to eat! (btw I do love salads).
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
I order whatever I feel like. I had a horrible 1st date yesterday. I spent the Easter break in hospital with a gastro virus and blood infection and I'm still not feeling 100%. I mentioned that I wasn't well and ended up in hospital over Easter to my date, to explain why I wasn't particularly bubbly, but didn't give the reason why (who wants to talk gastro at dinner??). He looked me up and down and said "Oh... so you know there are some young women who starve themselves and make themselves so unwell just to be thin... it's really bad...". Subtle! I felt like banging my head against the nearest wall. I ordered a massive lasagne just to shut him up. I shouldn't have, because my tummy still isn't great and I shouldn't have felt the need to prove my capacity to eat to him but such a tactless assumption from a date really ticked me off! Order whatever you feel like - if he has a problem either with your salad or your huge steak, that pretty much tells you all you need to know about him.
samischo samischo 9 years
oh who cares? i order what i want. but i make sure its a reasonable price. i'm very skinny, but i eat like a pig, usually just as much or more than the guy haha
krys786 krys786 9 years
I'm so comfortable in front of my boyfriend of 4 years that I order whatever I want when we go on a date...I try to keep the price reasonable though because he is always the one paying. In the beginning of our relationship, I usually stayed away from salads, long spaghetti, and huuuuuge burgers or sandwiches...just because I can't eat those things without looking like an animal!
kristyy kristyy 9 years
I order what I want. However, considering it being a date with someone new, there are limitations to what I order. Such as not ordering something where I'll end up with garlic breath or having gas!
jasmint jasmint 9 years
Being a strict vegetarian, my options are limited to begin with, but usually I'll try to order something that's EASY to eat as opposed to say, long noodles or a messy sandwich. I don't want to get food all over me or stuck in my teeth.
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
I eat what I would normally eat...whatever looks good to me....if a guy didn't like that then screw him I'm not trying to be someone else besides myself
said8me said8me 9 years
i say -eat what you want, just mind your manners. and stinky breath should be the least of your worries, what with all the food allergies that are out there now a days! you dont wanna order seafood if it'll make his face puff up after he's kissed you! lol.
almost-famous almost-famous 9 years
brittb7 I was thinking the same thing! How shallow of a guy to actually not want a woman because she eats healthy...LOL
XSofieX XSofieX 9 years
I get that guys hate it when a girl orders a tiny salad and then starts eating his fries or something, but I don't think that ordering salads is a bad thing on dates, I'd much rather eat a light healthy meal than a burger and fries
iRose iRose 9 years
I order what I want to eat, on my first date with my current bf, I ordered a platter of buffalo wings with fries. He was impressed that I ate it all and even offered to get me dessert, but I was stuffed :p so I declined. The only salad I order when I'm on a date is potato salad.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
i'll eat what i would eat normally. i would just steer clear of garlic and onions and for me i would steer clear of spaghetti,linguine and angel hair. i cant seem to eat those "properly" =P
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I eat what I want but keep price and stink in mind LOL!
bikinib7 bikinib7 9 years
I agree with others on the price issue. I'd try to stay mid range.
bikinib7 bikinib7 9 years
This is such a stupid topic. Can you imagine men talking about what they should and shouldn't order in front of a girl... Well, man, I really wanted a steak salad, but will I he appear too "dainty"? I happen to like salads a lot, and not because they are supposedly feminine. So if I ordered a chicken salad, it would be because I like them.. not because I'm scared he'd think I was a pig.
hartsfull hartsfull 9 years
I definately would eat what I wanted. My husband, being in the beef business, especially liked it that I was a steak girl when he took me out.
designerel designerel 9 years
i avoid salads on dates anyway because i find it really awkward to eat. same thing with noodles at asian places (e.g. pho!). i try not to order the most expensive thing on the menu if i know the guy is paying. now that i think about it, i always try to order something that is right in the middle in terms of price range. the thing is, i AM one of those girls that eats like a bird on the first date because i'm so freaking nervous. i get full easily as it is and being nervous doesn't really help with the appetite. i've gotten a lot of "flak" about it from guys in the past but if i start to get comfortable with him i am good with eating a lot more in front of him.
Marci Marci 9 years
I order whatever I want that day. On one date it was a chef salad and after the date the guy told me to call him sometime whenever I was ready to have a *real* meal. I guess he wanted me to chow down even though I really *wanted* the salad that day.
MarinerMandy MarinerMandy 9 years
Plus, unless you order 2 entrees I doubt any guy is going to think you're a pig! That whole concept seems to have been invented by women.
Merrij Merrij 9 years
does anyone still think that eating salads or like you never eat impresses anyone? judging by the comments, nope. thats good. i order whatever looks tasty, no matter who i'm eating with.
i usually order something italian like pasta but i understand that you dont want to look like a pig i wouldnt either, maybe when you get more comfotrable around the person then i would get it, salad makes you seem like you`re dieting and you`re not
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