“And they share a similarly important role to many people in dating.” Earlier this year, the dating site teamed up with Foursquare and asked members to offer up the best date night spots in cities around the country.Restaurants featuring burgers seemed to be particularly romantic for people, with New York users often hitting up Corner Bistro (), for date night.Or, like this serial dater on a budget from Toronto, it’s for women (or men) intentionally “food hooking.” What are food hookers? Good for: Vegans, lacto vegetarians, ovo vegetarians, pescatarians, semi-vegetarians, etc.You know, those people looking to never pay for a dinner out again while “fulfilling [their] restaurant hit list.” Sign up online here. Friendster and Olive Grindr, this anonymous social-networking app doesn’t mess around—it uses the help of i Phone location services to enforce a strict Applebee’s customers-only policy. What’s the deal: This dating site connects veg-heads with one another for a lifetime of quinoa salads and yoga. Good for: The “dairy-free & dynamic” or “celiac & sexy” What’s the deal: Singles With Food Allergies is meant to appeal to the older crowd, presumably, seeing as the website says it’s for “divorced, never-married or widowed individuals whose lives are all affected by food allergies.” Sign up online here.
” Same Plate seems to be best suited for those who take food—or Instagram food porn—seriously, since it suggests posting pics of both your food and yourself. Good for: Applebee’s patrons only What’s the deal: Whats Applebee’s is proud to be the “premier social chat app for fans of Applebee’s®,” accessible only to those inside one of the chain restaurant’s locations. Because, and we quote, “Why risk hearing ‘I don’t like spicy food’ on a first date, when you know that would be a deal breaker? Good for: Paleos/Crossfitters/primals (whatever that means) What’s the deal: Since these are some of the most intense of all lifestyle-obsessed dieters, it only makes sense that one of them felt the need to create Paleo Connect. The sinewy and smug-looking joggers pictured on the site’s homepage. Good for: Intentional ambiguity when asking someone for a drink What’s the deal: Eliminating the stress in making plans to grab a drink, Beer App call-and-response as straightforward as possible. Good for: The extremely caffeinated What’s the deal: Like the aforementioned “Hot Sauce Passions,” this is an exclusive site for coffee geeks only.
Thankfully, there are myriad dating apps and websites targeted to the food-and-drink–specific audiences to ensure that Applebees enthusiasts don’t have to be #foreveralone.
With the help of the Internet, you’ll never have to date someone who doesn’t share your affinity for the Trinidad Scorpion pepper (thanks, “Hot Sauce Passions” app).
Now, if your perfect first date is a night at the ball game, maybe you're not going to be completely horrified if a foul ball knocks a mustard laden hot dog onto your white shirt, but there are other, more complicated date situations that require a little more thought when deciding what to eat on a date.
The worst foods to eat on a date are poor food choices like spaghetti, ramen, ribs, and other foods that are smelly (before, during, or after) or likely to get stuck in your teeth.