Friday 28 July 2017

Making dinner tonight? Here are the Valentine’s night pet peeves you have to avoid

More than half of us find poor supper etiquette the ultimate turn-off, according to a new study
More than half of us find poor supper etiquette the ultimate turn-off, according to a new study

Independent.ie Newdesk

The nation may be preparing for a night of romance but new research has highlighted Ireland's biggest pet peeves which could send your Valentine’s night up in smoke.

As you sit down to dinner tonight, it may be worth paying closer attention to your table manners as more than half of us find poor table etiquette the ultimate turn-off, according to a new study conducted by Supervalu.

Those donning an apron to cook dinner for their love tonight should also lay off the garlic, as 21pc of those surveyed admitted that it would put them off having a Valentine’s Day smooch.

The study revealed that soup-slurppers could find themselves in the dog house later too, as 17pc of daters despise loud eaters, while 8pc said that food stuck in a lover’s teeth would have them running towards the door.

Kevin Dundon is the ambassador for Supervalu
Kevin Dundon is the ambassador for Supervalu

More than three quarters of Irish people have never tried to spice up Valentine’s Day by serving up aphrodisiacs, but 68pc of those that have said dinner choices like asparagus, oysters, and chocolate livened the night up.

Speaking of the research, Supervalu’s ambassador Kevin Dundon encouraged Irish people to stay in and celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special meal, but perhaps buy pre-prepared treats to ease the stress.

"We want people to bring the romance back this Valentine’s Day and take the night off from cooking from scratch for one night only. The research shows the majority of us prefer to spend our Valentine’s night cuddling up on the couch."

The study also found that 21pc of people surveyed have burned a romantic meal to a crisp so perhaps it’s worth taking greater care in the kitchen this evening to avoid disaster.

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