No one ever looks good eating a hot dog. Perhaps due to the phallic shape of the food, it's something you're simply better off avoiding when trying to make a good first impression.
Spaghetti and meatballs.
While delicious, spaghetti is a lose-lose in terms of looking cool while eating it. Either you cut it up too much and look like a child, or you slurp too many noodles and look like an idiot. Either way, pass on this one.
Corn on the cob.
Not only is there a 100 percent chance of corn getting stuck in your teeth, but humans look like savage animals while gnawing on corn on the cob. Hopefully the item won't even be on the menu at your first date restaurant, though.
Anything you can't pronounce.
Avoid looking foolish and just stick with something safe and easy to say. Don't order the bouillabaisse!
The most expensive thing.
It's generally a good idea to not go crazy on the first date, especially if one person is expected to pick up the tab for both people. Get something with a modest price tag, not something that's gonna ruin the other person's bank account.
If you can't handle spicy food, definitely don't try and experiment with new dishes on a first date. The last thing you want is to be chugging water and sweating profusely all night long.
Does anyone ever look good eating shellfish? The answer is an obvious "no."
Eat BBQ on a first date, if you want to go through 50 napkins and have a bunch of sauce all over your face like an infant child.
Eating a really leafy salad exponentially increases the chances of getting something stuck in your two front teeth.
This is an obvious one. No one wants their first kiss with someone to taste like the stale interior of an Olive Garden.
What the other person is having.
Getting the same item as the other person is very boring and doesn't bode well for the start of a new relationship. Even if they picked your favorite item on the menu, try to get something new.
Everything about fermented foods is generally weird. Stick with something not TOO out of the ordinary for someone you are just getting to know.