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The Worst Foods You Should Never Eat on a First Date, New Survey Says

If you order these on your first date, don't be surprised if there's no follow-up.
FACT CHECKED BY Faye Brennan

First dates can be nerve-racking for even the most confident people. However, it's not just finding common interests to talk about that can feel like a minefield on a first date—what you decide to eat can be a make-or-break issue for you and your prospective partner, too.

A new survey commissioned by St. Pierre bakery and executed by One Poll reveals that certain foods should be automatically crossed off your list if you're trying to impress a date. Read on to discover which foods you should never order on a first date—and which ones may be a safer bet. And if you're cooking for your date at home, try the 100 Easiest Recipes You Can Make.

1

Oysters

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Respondents who said it's a bad first date food: 19%

For more seafood you're better off skipping, check out The Worst Dish You Should Never Order At a Seafood Restaurant.

2

Mussels

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Respondents who said it's a bad first date food: 18%

3

Sushi

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Respondents who said it's a bad first date food: 17%

4

Pizza

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Respondents who said it's a good first date food: 24%

Wondering where the best slice is near you? Check out The Best Pizza in Every State, According to Yelp.

5

Burgers

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Respondents who said it's a good first date food: 21%

6

Salad

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Respondents who said it's a good first date food: 21%

7

Chocolate brownies

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Respondents who said it's a good first date food: 16%

8

Apple pie

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Respondents who said it's a good first date food: 15%

If you want to make better choices on your next date, check out The #1 Healthiest Menu Option at 80 Popular Restaurants, and for more healthy eating tips delivered to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter!

Sarah Crow
Sarah Crow is a senior editor at Eat This, Not That!, where she focuses on celebrity news and health coverage. Read more
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