By Erin Meanley, Glamour magazine
As far as dates go, the dinner date seems to be on the endangered list. More often than not, it gets replaced by "grabbing a drink" or "grabbing a coffee." If, however, you get so lucky as to sit across from a guy and be able to look him in the eye over a candlelit meal, peruse this list of food categories that can derail your confidence (or your entire date!):
1. Foods that are awkward to eat
Remember the three "S"s: salad, sushi, and spaghetti. Salads that aren't chopped are a messy mouthful (beware giant leaves and cherry tomatoes that squirt). Sushi rolls can be so huge that they're awkward to eat. Spaghetti is also a problem (disregard this if you're good at twirling your pasta, but do remember that tomato sauce tends to splash, particularly when you're wearing white).
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2. Foods with odors that hang around-or revisit you later
If you read the menu and see the words garlic, onion, marinated, truffle