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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ten Dishes Not to Order on a First Date

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 11:08 AM

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Your palms are sweating, you inadvertently raised another awkward conversation topic, and you're pretty sure your pants seam just ripped. Aren't first dates stressful enough without a cursed dinner order?

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

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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.

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