There's an old saying, "A dinner date isn't about food." Maybe it is...kinda'. If it's a first date there are several things you might avoid ordering. After all, you're trying to make a good impression. First dates can be nerve wracking enough without something hanging out of your mouth, or spilling on your outfit. That being said, spaghetti is definitely a bad idea. You should probably avoid anything with a red sauce. Ribs? They're messy, get stuck between your teeth & you're left with a bone. A huge Po-boy or monster burger may not be the best idea, either. There's no graceful way to fit it into your mouth. Wings are another bad idea, unless you're at a Saints party. They present the same potential problem as ribs. Here are some other items to avoid.