It’s fair to say that a lot of planning goes into a first date… hours spent agonising over what to wear, days spent Googling ‘how to avoid awkward silences’… but it turns out that these important decisions don’t stop once you’ve made it to the venue. Rather than relaxing and enjoying that love-at-first-site moment a recent survey, from online dating giant e-harmony, suggests that the wrong drink order could mean your relationship is doomed for failure.
The survey revealed that for men, cocktails are a no go with 25% of women voting a Pina Colada as the least attractive drink a man could order. Whiskey on the rocks however get a thumbs up with 62% of women voting it as the most masculine drink order.
Women should stay clear of champagne! 25% of men admitted to being ‘turned off’ by a woman ordering the most expensive item on a menu. Milk is another bad choice, with 22% of men revealing they would find it unattractive for a woman to order milk on a date.
But it doesn’t end at drinks, according to the survey women are ‘turned off’ by men who order the same meal as them and both men and women would be ‘turned off’ if their date ordered nothing at all.
Our advice, think carefully about your drink order and be sure to eat. Or perhaps save the trouble and just meet for coffee?
Stats form the survey…
• 40% of women admit to eating less than usual on a date, while this is slightly lower for men at 35%
• 65% of men and women said they would prefer informal drinks on a first date
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