First dates can be a nerve-wracking experience as both parties try to diffuse the tension and try to have a genuine conversation. Oysters are believed by many to be an aphrodisiac, making the slippery shellfish a top choice for people looking to liven up the mood.
One Atlanta woman named Equana shared her experience of gorging on oysters on a first date in a video that has since gone viral. She went to Fontaine's Oyster House in the city's lively Virginia-Highland neighborhood to meet up with a guy she admitted she'd been ignoring for weeks before setting up a date. Oysters here are $15 a dozen on Tuesdays and Equana planned to take advantage of the deal. She ordered four dozen of them, recording herself drizzling lemon juice and Tabasco on the shells and slurping them up behind the camera.
"Y'all, when the fourth [plate] came out, he was looking at me crazy. I didn't give a fuck," she admitted in the clip. "I'm like, 'Baby, you invited me out. I'm gonna eat.'"
Apparently, the four dozen oysters were just an appetizer. She went on to order crab cakes and potatoes and washed it down with what appeared to be some lemon drop martinis. Her date had had enough and decided to dip out before he got in too deep. He told her was going to the bathroom and disappeared for nearly half an hour before she realized he left.
She ended up getting stuck with the bill, which included his "one fucking drink" in addition to all the food and drinks she ordered. She then posted a screenshot of a text conversation after the date where he simply shared his original intentions and how things took a turn once they got to the restaurant. "I offered to take you out for drinks and you ordered all that food," he stated plainly. "I can Cash App the total for the drinks."
After the video went viral, the restaurant's manager Kelcey Flanagan. weighed in on the seemingly ridiculous move of ordering 48 oysters. According to her, four dozen of the shellfish doesn't even come close to what she's seen before. "This is nothing new for us,” she told Rolling Stone, adding, "It was just quite funny."
"I’ve had two ladies order six dozen [oysters] each," she continued. “That’s not even the cherry on top—they were drinking white Russians. I didn’t know how to personally feel about that. I was just like, 'This is insane to me, but okay.'"
Flanagan has also seen competitions resulting in some massive orders. "Like I had this one guy that was in an oyster-eating competition order 15 dozen," she recalled.
As for the viral customer, Flanagan noted that "she was nice" to have. "I just hope she’s not getting too much flak," she said. “She had she had a good time, and, you know, it was just another Tuesday."
Having fun on a date is always a good thing, but not if you're the only one enjoying it.