Ten Dishes Not to Order on a First Date
What goes on during the meal will make or break what happens -- or doesn't happen -- afterward. Here are some menu items to avoid if you're hoping for a round two.
1. The Meal Salad
Unless your first date is a midweek lunch -- which feels disappointing from the get-go -- salad does not constitute a full meal. Yes, even with the obligatory strips of grilled chicken or seared tuna.
Go for this instead: If you've got to have your greens, start with a small appetizer salad before moving onto a heartier entrée, showing your dining companion you can commit -- at least to a whole evening of dining. Chances are the conversation will improve after the first glass of wine, anyway.