You can chew gum on a date
Yeah, it’s a first date, but she’s still looking for reassurances that you’ll still have teeth 50 years from now. Chewing Trident helps fight cavities; doing it in front of her lets her know you’re serious about long-term incisor ownership. As for the awesome post-dinner make-out session you’re hoping happens five minutes from now, sure, you can avoid garlic, but let’s face it: even a piece of dry, un-toasted white bread can sabotage breath. So go ahead, Guy On Date, add a little wintergreen to the bouquet of your mouth cologne.