Spaghetti Bolognaise Picture: Pexels
Spaghetti Bolognaise Picture: Pexels
Spicy Food Bowl.
Spicy Food Bowl. PICTURE: Elli O
Garlic Naan
Garlic Naan
Kale Salad
Kale Salad
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and it can be a very stressful day to celebrate especially for those who will be doing romantic dinners. 

You might be struggling to make reservations or finalising that ‘dining in’ menu for your loved one. No matter what your Valentine’s Day plans are, I’m almost certain they involve food, whether you will be dining in or eating out, a romantic date requires eating the best of foods. 

We asked lifestyle blogger and foodie, Jan Schoeman to share with us the kinds of food not to order on a Valentine’s Day date in order to avoid any potential embarrassing situation. Here are Schoeman’s wrong food picks for a Valentine’s Day date.

Spaghetti Bolognaise 
Sure, it’s the best way to have spaghetti. But sauce flying everywhere and slurping sounds just isn’t sexy. And don’t even try feeding your date some using your hands.

It’s just messy. And the sound of teeth scraping bone is best left for when you’re alone. And as an added bonus, you’ll probably mess on your shirt, and get a piece of animal stuck in your teeth.

Spicy food
There’s nothing wrong with spicy food per se, but do not try to impress your date with your perceived ability to handle spicy food (guys; I’m looking at you!). Nothing is as off-putting as a grown man weeping because the vindaloo just burnt a hole through the oesophagus. And tomorrow morning won’t be much better either…

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who love garlic, and those who should reconsider their life choices. But give it a skip on the first three dates.

Spinach or Kale or Seeds
Much like ribs, one of these is guaranteed to get stuck in your teeth. And there might be a myriad of fetishes out there, but I’m pretty sure stuff in teeth is not one.