Going for a date? Avoid these faux pases
Going for a date tonight? Well, make sure that you don’t treat the waiter at the restaurant badly, for a new study has found that clicking fingers at a maître d' is the biggest first date faux pas. A poll found 63% people could not bear to see the waiter being treated badly.sex and relationships Updated: Mar 16, 2009 21:45 IST
Going for a date tonight? Well, make sure that you don’t treat the waiter at the restaurant badly, for a new study has found that clicking fingers at a maître d'' is the biggest first date faux pas.
A poll of 3,000 people found 63 per cent of people could not bear to see the waiter being treated badly.
The rude, attention-grabbing gesture pipped drowning a dish in salt before even tasting it and getting drunk at the table to land the first spot.
Other inappropriate acts which will insure the first date is the only date were licking the plate clean, burping, picking teeth with fingers, the study conducted by internet market research company www.onepoll.com found.
"There are basic rules of etiquette which should be adhered to when eating out - and they''re not hard to remember. The majority of respondents only expect basic good manners from their dining companions - so burping, coughing, breaking wind and obscenities are definitely off the menu,” The Telegraph quoted a rep, as saying.
Around 46 per cent of the participants did not like watching someone nearby licking the knife instead of using their fork. And 38 per cent said someone slurping soup was not on.
Top 10 first date faux pas:
1. Clicking fingers at the waiter
2. Adding salt to the meal before tasting it
3. Getting drunk
4. Licking the plate clean
6. Picking teeth with fingers
7. Licking the knife
8. Slurping soup
9. Talking about sex or bodily functions
10. Not leaving a tip