First date food

I just finished reading an article called “Foods You Should Never Eat on a First Date” or something like that, here’s my opinion; ¬†Eat whatever you damn well want.

The article argued that things like buffalo wings and burritos are just wrong since they can be messy and your date may be turned off by you eating them, all it does is remind me of some stupid piece in a woman’s magazine circa 1973. If someone eats like a wildebeest¬†anything they ingest will be unpleasant to experience.

I’m also not of the school where the woman is assumed less feminine if she chooses to eat anything besides a salad, sorry but that’s ridiculous. We need real meals too, why is this a shock? If I go out to dinner, I’m gonna eat, isn’t that the whole point?

I’ve always been that way, and I’ve had more than one first date comment. Things like “Whoa, you’re gonna eat all that?” to “Since when do women order steak?” My favorite comment was from a guy who said his father told him to “Never to trust a woman who eats a lot in front of you, it’s not ladylike and she’ll be demanding.” Seriously? Feed me and I won’t be a cranky, starving bitch, how about that?

Besides, why pretend to be something you’re not in order to get someone to like you? I knew a guy who pretended to be vegan to attract a woman. He got her and then proceeded to be a closet meat and dairy eater. When she discovered his secret, you can only imagine what happened. She freaked out and he was sent on his way. When I asked him why he would lie about his diet he said he had no idea how difficult it would be, and that he thought it wasn’t going to get serious.

The lesson of the story? Eat what you like and order what you want on a date. It’s better to be not chosen because of who you really are than to lie and gain an admirer.

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