Monday, March 04, 2013

Adam Levine Takes All First Dates To McDonald's

How can you tell that if you meet Adam Levine that you are not just a groupie he will take back to his hotel room, but someone instead, who really means a great deal to him. He will take you to McDonald's. In a recent interview he says that he always takes first dates there. he has them dress up nicely and he will often wear a tuxedo and then he takes them to McDonald's for what he calls a "cost effective" date. If the date goes well they can do something else because they are dressed for it and if it does not go well he drops them right back off at their place.

105 comments:

SueRH said...

He's such a tool.

VIPblonde said...

Seriously?! I mean, if he took them to In N Out, I get it. In N Out is amazing. But McDonalds?!

Cathy said...

He only dates models, so any restaurant would be cost effective when your date doesn't actually order food.

FSP said...

I wonder if he expects them to go Dutch as well.

Derek Harvey said...

what a cheeseball

Izzie Marceaux said...

Wow, serious tool. I hope he gets fish bites food poisoning.

rejectedcarebear said...

Maybe if he said Burger King I'd be game.

greenmountaingal said...

I'll be honest - I would smear McDonald's French fry grease all over myself if it would get me a night with Adam.

Sorry, that sounded better in my head. I've officially grossed myself out. But, I would hit it backwards and forwards with Adam. He's hot.

O'Really said...

Ugh...the only thing I dislike more than McDonald's barely edible food-type products is Adam Levine.

LottaColada said...

@VIP- never had the pleasure of trying in-n-out :(

Baka Neko said...

I guess it's a good way to make sure they arnt after him for his money?

MontanaMarriott said...

Cheap fuck

FrenchGirl said...

@Cathy: you stole my idea

Syko said...

Am I the only one who thinks this is not a bad idea?

McDonald's has wonderful fries. And the sausage biscuit's not bad at all.

Cheryl said...

He knows he's getting laid anyway so why spend good money.

dia papaya said...

VIPblonde - In-n-Out is a little bit of heaven on a plate.

Lotta - Get yourself to the west coast and prepare to EAT! Well CA and AZ. I'm so bummed we don't have them in Oregon. Animal Style is my favorite.

Lucas said...

It's not like he is buying them some McNuggets and then expecting them to put out. By going somewhere that is familiar to most people and comfortable you could relax and just be yourself, which would give both parties a chance to see if there is some chemistry. I still don't like the guy, but I can respect this.

ethorne said...

Yes to all that said he's a tool. I still would, he's hot & now I feel dirty.

Meanie Reese said...

Burger King, yes. McDonalds, NO!

Seriously, this guy is a dork. LOL

Vkn said...

He also picks up pennies in the street b

VIPblonde said...

@Lotta I agree with @dia, you must try!! Here's the secret menu: In N Out Secret Menu

Christopher Cruz said...

What a douche.

Nellie said...

Qudoba or chipotle, sure. McDonalds- are you trying to kill me?

LottaColada said...

That will be the first thing on my to-do list whenever I visit CA! Mr.Lotta has close relatives there so I'm optimistic :)

Lucas said...

I'd also like to point out that in my experience going to any restaurant is a terrible first date. Activity dates are way better since they naturally give you something to talk about and provide non-awkward breaks in the conversation.

Jazzy said...

Lame. At least his personality is in line with his look.

curlyhairslacker said...

All that good food in LA and he takes them to McCrappers? *eye roll*

Susan said...

McDonald's. Fuck no. Now, if he wanted to get a slice of pizza on the boardwalk or a cheesesteak in South Philly, I would be down with that. Shit. Even a food truck. But McDonald's?! At least pick good low-brow.

Lioness70 said...

I've never been to the West Coast, so I sadly haven't experienced In 'N Out.

At least we have Five Guys.

S.joy said...

I think what annoys me the most is the fact that he tells the woman to dress up. Like he's trying to trick her. I have no problem with a guy taking me on a "cost effective" date, especially if it was our first night out. But don't tell me to put on my good clothes for a night with Ronald McDonald!

Kimberly said...

Ok, I am now taking all dates to one of the above.
1. Bliss Raw Cafe. Raw Vegan food. And next door to K-9 Komminsary
2. Cosmic Cafe. Vegan Indian food and my most favorite place to eat on earth so far. And they have free yoga classes upstairs.
3. Spiral Dinner. A wide variety of vegan and vegitarian foods.
4. A Thai House . If you can't handle the spices we are not compatable.
5. Jason's Deli. Just cause I love Jason's Deli Zuchinni Sandwich and Salad Bar.
6. Hot Damm Tamales. It's cute quaint and has awesome food.

Not McDonalds tormented pigs and frankenfoods.

Izzie Marceaux said...

We had this discussion not too long ago - In 'n Out, 5 Guys, preferred off-menu burger, better fries. Love those threads.

Last week I was asked to make a special birthday dinner: burgers like Five Guys. They were sooooo good. I might make them again this week....

Amber said...

I'd make him spring for the 20 pc. McNugget and a LARGE orange soda.

kgirl said...

They are in TX now if you live close. Practically one on every corner.

Della said...

Look at his hair in that pic. lol
They must have woke him from a nap.

McDonald's-seriously. Does he get 2nd dates?

He needs to watch his posture. He looks like a noodle.

MBK said...

Ugh. McDouche.

JoElla said...

Don't be Jelly folks, but word on the street is, my silly little central texas town *might* get an In 'n Out

*happy dance happy dance friggen happy dance*

greenmountaingal said...

Kimberly, do you live in Big D? That's where I grew up. Man, I miss the food there.

Kimberly said...

Nyc hotdogs from a street vendor. Actually great hotdogs...from the perspective of a 99% vegitarian who generally would never eat meat.

Lucas said...

Update: According to my girlfriend this is a dick move. Good thing I took her bowling on the first date. But I can see where he's coming from. If you make it through McD's with a good sense of humor and grace and aren't obviously "Oh hell no! Mr. Rock Star can take me someplace nicer!" You clearly aren't there for the glamour of it (or are a pretty good actress).

Also - really? This level of outrage from a bunch of people who freely admit to being burrito whores?

Izzie Marceaux said...

Well, duh, Lucas, we did approve Chipotle for the first date!

Whorritoe Day!

Gayeld said...

@Kimberly. I'd start with #4. If they can't handle the spice, there's no point wasting any extra time on them.

O'Really said...

I read somewhere that Chipotle is owned by McDonald....or did I dream that?

nevermindthat said...

Please he ripped this off Flava Flav. When Flav had his show, Flava of Love, he took one of his dates to his favorite restaurant and it was KFC. Nice try Adam.

Maximus said...

I don't see anything really wrong with this considering how many people throw themselves at these folks for legitimate - and mere star fucking - reasons. And if they care about McD's for the date, they probably aren't interested in the man so much as the money. You can tell a lot by how a person reacts.

Izzie Marceaux said...

@O'Really: No.

O'Really said...

Completely OT...but Dia I need Norman Reedus details!! I went back to read the ghost burrito whore shitstorm and all I could think was OMG! DIA TOUCHED NORMAN REEDUS!!

Sunny said...

Not a fan of Adam or McDonalds, but he could do a more down-to-earth date like the beach, bowling or a pub without completely being tacky/condescending by taking them to greasy fast food. I can only hope he was kidding

@Izzie
I hope you don't mind me asking, but are you formerly Prolixe? I just assumed it was a name change, but your profile says you live in England now and I thought she was in Portland. Sorry for sounding like a SWF stalker

O'Really said...

Thanks, Izzie:)

mikey said...

I'm game. If I don't like the guy I'd rather have a big mac and head home too.

I'd give Adam a go - he's does yoga. Think of the flexibility!

Amber said...

My only objection to the McD's date is that whenever I eat McD's (which is rare), I get a really bad headache from whatever it is they fry their food in. My friend and BF do to, so it's not just all in my head!

I like the approach of the casual date, though. I never liked dating, and tradition "dates" make me really uncomfortable. I don't like letting the guy pay for me, because I'm an independent woman something-something-something.

VIPblonde said...

@Kimberly I got so excited about your vegan recommendations! Then I realized they're not in LA :(

Renoblondee said...

I'd go anywhere with Adam. Holy fuck I'm so in lust with him. I don't know what it is! My hubs knows he's my freebie.

ZORBITOR said...

The 1/3 lb. Angus deluxe burger is the only one that's halfway decent

VIPblonde said...

@Reno Here you go :) Gratuitous Adam Levine Pics

Penelope said...

What a douche.

Becca Parker said...

@O'Really:
McDonald's once owned Chipotle, but sold all of it off 7 years ago.

Desiree said...

Wait i read this somewhere before. Is this...could this be a reveal?????

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

The problem is he's tricking people, deliberately telling them to really dress up. I'd feel horribly out of place.

As far as the star-fuckers, he's probably not dating groupies... he's probably hitting on actresses and models, which would also make him a star-fucker. Double standard.

Mikey said...

Just wanted to pipe in on the same post as the other mikey! Hi!
Although I largely contributed to the Whorrito post, I have to agree with O'Really. Dia! Give us the Norman Reedus details!
FYI, The Walking Dead at Paley fest is available on Hulu. I was fortunate enough to see it in person. All I can tell you is Normy is just as gorgeous in person, but I want to ruffle his hair...

LilDeathBear said...

Groupies are different than star fuckers, star fuckers are in the biz in some way, example my old boss who is huge production manager for a well know company fucked many rock stars. The groupies are the ones hanging in the ally blowing the security to get backstage.

auntliddy said...

Why wear a tux if going to mcd's? Sounds stupid to me. And where u going that u need a tux anyway???

There's no Joan here said...

Proof. I want proof that he does this.

crila16 said...

Yes...and if he's madly in love with you...he'll cheat on you. That's when you know you've made it to the top of his list.

caralw said...

LOL. I wouldn't mind going there for a first date. I went to a cheap ass mexican place with my current boyfriend. Guess what? My boyfriend is dirt poor and I don't care. I have my own job.

CrazyCatLady said...

That's because he fits into the "dirty hot" category of hotness!

Renoblondee said...

@VIP You sure do treat me right. *Fans self*
Excuse me while I, um, nevermind.

Nellie said...

Please have dreamed that. Please please please!

Alma said...

Mcdonalds? What an ass!! My perfect first date would be a picnic in the park or mountains. Not expensive and gives you a chance to look at each other and talk. Even a nice walk on a scenic route, or going to the movies. Mcdonalds tells me you are kind of a douche and not very creative. Too bad, he is pretty hot.

caralw said...

McDonalds tells me he's trying to see if she will react. A picnic in the park is cheap, sure, but doesn't say much about the date. Of course, now his cover is blown and any gold digger will know to act down to earth.

Izzie Marceaux said...

@Nellie - McD's corp once owned a majority share in Chipotle, but no longer have any shares or connection with Chipotle.

More details here

First In n Out, now Chipotle... no one talk about sandwiches!! :b

caralw said...


The bigger issue is that he chooses women by their looks and then expects them not to choose him for his fame/money. LOL.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

In all fairness, he's also dressed up, so it's not one-sided in that regard. I can see wanting to do something very casual, cheap & low-key early in the evening, just to see if you actually get along well enough to hang out for the rest of the evening/maybe overnight, but personally I'd pick something better than Mickey D's. (I'd say Taco Bell, but I just realized that might start, um, working on one's system about the time things got interesting later one. Any other ideas? A coffee shop?) And hey, at least he takes them home, as opposed to expecting them to find their own way back/pay their own cab fare.

Not my type at all, though; too young for starters, and I'm not into that much ink on a guy...

babo said...

Mindgames over a Big Mac ... and he probably thinks he s clever, the douche.

Sherry said...

I live in NorCal and we just got a Five Guys right across the street from my apt in a spot that has been restaurant suicide. I predict this will stick.

ethorne said...

@VIP- Holy shit what're you trying to do to me? (Becks pics next please.)

Sherry said...

Where the hell are these restaurants? I need to book a flight! Yum.

Sherry said...

Ugh. Hate McDonald's.

Alma said...

^^There it is! That's what makes it a douche move. Would it then be ok for us to wear dirty sweats and look unnattractive to see if a guy loves our personality?

nudibelle said...

im not even buying this load of bullshit. hes a model chaser. hes full of shit making it seem he isnt a trick...BITCH please. only way he is pulling some the models he does is cuz hes taking them somewhere fancy. dont believe it for a second hes talking out his maroon ass

greenmountaingal said...

OMG those pictures are so F--ing hot. The things I would do to him.

califblondy said...

Who gets to keep the Happy Meal toy?

ethorne said...

Depends @Cali-Is it a wind-up toy?

VIPblonde said...

LOL @ethorne! And here's a Becks for you!

mikey said...

Hi Mikey! Nice to meet you!

Robin - he's too old for me and has too much ink BUT I'd still give him a shot - after my chocolate milkshake.

TalksTooMuch said...

One of our first dates post-first-baby Mr. Playsvideogamestoomuch forgot to make reservation so we ended up, in heels and dress (just me actually) in a strip mall drinking corona at a, wait for it, Mucho Burrito! It can't have been that bad because baby #2 was born almost exactly 9 months later.

So really, it's all about context. Adam Levine is hella gross to me, but if you like the company, you can eat anywhere.

Mango said...

In-N-Out doesn't offer mayo as a condiment.

That is all.

Xander Dyle said...

@VIPblonde - my favorites in LA...

http://www.veggiegrill.com/

http://millenniumhollywood.net/2013/01/22/doomies-home-cookin-vegan-comfort-food/

http://www.stuffieat.com/

http://www.realfood.com/

http://cafegratitudela.com/

http://www.lavegancrepe.com/

And if you ever happen to be driving up The 14 to Mammoth, or the back way to Vegas; this place is a hidden gem. I always stock up fr the condo or hotel room:
Thai CafĂ© – Lancaster http://www.happycow.net/reviews.php?id=23138

Margaux said...

He is such a douche - so why do I still think he's hot?

Mooshki said...

I'm certainly no food snob, but there's nothing on McDonald's menu that I find edible. The only thing worse is White Castle. (Sorry, Harold & Kumar!)

Xander Dyle said...

@Lucas said "But I can see where he's coming from. If you make it through McD's with a good sense of humor and grace and aren't obviously "Oh hell no! Mr. Rock Star can take me someplace nicer!" You clearly aren't there for the glamour of it".

True story speaking on a complete opposite side of the coin:

Several years ago, I took a young woman on a first date to a fairly expensive restaurant. Everything on the entire menu was about the same price level except for one item that was literally twice as much as anything else. Guess what she ordered? That's right,zz the only thing on the menu that was twice as expensive as anything else. Already thinking it was a bit of a snot move on her part, but thinking maybe that was her absolute favorite or something. Giving her benefit of the doubt - but, still Strike One.

Then she proceeds to take about two or three bites literally, and no more. I asked her if the food was okay, or if we need to send it back or something? Did she want to order something else? She says, "No. That was one of the most amazing dishes I've ever eaten. It was great. I just can't eat another bite". So, she made me pay for the one and only thing on the menu that was twice as expensive as everything else - just so that she could have three bites! Sweetheart, that is the purpose of an appetizer or dessert. Benefit of the doubt is running low, quickly - Strike Two.

Getting close to end of dinner, and the waiter asks if she wants to take the almost entire left over plate home in a wrapped box? She says, "No. It never tastes as good reheated". So, she made me order the most expensive thing on the menu, ate three bites, then wasted the rest of the food. To me it was rude, disrespectful, wasteful, and felt like some kind of power play to show that she is a princess and how she expects to be treated. - Strike Three.

I excused myself to the bathroom (had already paid the server for the meal); got my car from the valet and left her butt sitting in the restaurant for I don't know how long before she figured out that I left. It was in an "out of the way" place in L.A. so it was going to take a long time to get a cab out there, which she hopefully had to pay for herself. Or at least she had to wait a long time to phone a friend to come get her.

After that - all first dates were something low key and fun. First date with my now wife, we shopped at the grocery store and made dinner together. Totally fun. Obviously, those kind of dates worked out better for me in the long run - lol.

Vkn said...

5 guys is good, but not half as good as in n out.

VIPblonde said...

@Xander Vegan Crepes?!?! OMG, thanks for the list!!!
I'm always at RFD and Veggie Grill. The Shojin in Little Tokyo for sushi, and most major holidays at Madeleine Bistro. Tony's Darts Away for pub food, and my favorite veggie burger might just be the one at The Counter! Still have to get over to Native Foods one of these days

dragon said...

Mcdonld? That shit dont fly with me. It's Wendy or GTFO.

Margaux said...

@Xander Dyle you made me laugh so hard - I can't believe you left her sitting in the restaurant! I think the grocery shopping and cooking together is a great date idea

Sherry said...

Mango:WTF? I don't eat meat but I'm from the south and mayernaise is my go to condiment. Oh hail to the naw!

ethorne said...

@Vkn-That's what she said.

ethorne said...

Thanks @VIP! You know what a girl wants!

dia papaya said...

O'Really - what can I say... He's hot!! And he's smells great :D

It was the paid photo op thingy and much faster than I would have liked. Just as I was snuggling into his embrace and gettin' cozy - it was ovah! And he is even better looking in person!

O'Really said...

*puddle on the floor*
You just made my Monday:) I swear I was gonna ask you how he smelled.

O'Really said...

Bwahahahahaha ethorne! That shit is funny, I don't care who you are.

Xander Dyle said...

@VIPblonde - you are so welcome for the Veggie Restaurant list. ;-)

I thought of a couple things as well...
Not fancy, but my personal favorite for sushi = http://www.fresh-in-the-box.com/

For nice, but not "stuffy" - I love = http://www.figsantamonica.com/
The staff is super nice, and the chef is incredible. I generally take all out of town guests here, as it's always a hit with them.
My personal favorites are the Pastaless Lasagne, the Vegetable Curry, and the Sunday Brunch Poblano and Mushroom Tacos.

(If Enty actually reads the comments, he would probably love the Bacon Waffle A La Mode with Bacon Ice Cream and the Bacon Wrapped Bacon. ;-)

Final thing of my L.A. favorites is to go Downtown to San Antonio Winery and get a case of San Antonio Cardinale. It has become my wife's personal favorite wine in the world, so always good to have a bottle on hand. ;-)

MadLyb said...

DO-UCHE.

JSierra said...

Marqaux it's all about the dirty sexy. They are so dirty it's hot.

Circe said...

Adam is not totally honest. My friend has seen him 2 times at the Mustard Seed Cafe in Los Feliz. He was there with dates and ordered vegan food.