When I was single and dating online I was weary of any dating profile where the men claimed, “Must love food.” I am not afraid of food; I actually love eating simple yet flavorful dish. But, when a man stated that their potential boo thang must love “trying new foods” because he’s such a “foodie,” I’d move past that profile so swiftly you’d think I was forced to eat a cricket.
Listen, I am honest about who I am and what I like – and that includes food! I am picky, have issues with texture and have yet to find dishes and meals as tasty as those found in the homes of Caribbean Latinos. Sue me! Plus, I hate any food that is mushy or cold or raw. No sushi for me, thankyouverymuch.
That’s why I never dated a foodie. If and when I met a man offline who so happened to be into exploring various cuisines, I’d let him know on the first date: I am not adventurous with food. Take it or leave it!
That’s what you must also do when dating a foodie, and some other things:
As I said, it’s important to tell your foodie that you’re just not that into – fancy cuisines. If you rather have rice and beans than escargot, you need to speak up, girl!
Decide whether you’re ready to change your quality of life.
Much like working out, our food choices matter as what we eat affects our quality of life. If the guy you’re dating looks down on tasty McD’s fries, and they’re, like, your favorite, this will lead to many fights! So, when dating a foodie you must decide: do I trade him for a french fry, or eat better?
Try new foods.
I know, I know: that’s rich coming from a self-professed picky eater! But I am not dating a foodie, you are! Besides, trying new foods may jus be enough for him. You don’t have to love what you eat, you just have to make an effort to diversify your palette.
Break it off.
That’s only if you can’t try new foods and rather have chicken nuggets over frog legs. Eating should be a pleasurable experience. To some, eating is the most satisfying, finger linking time of the day. Your foodie may hate eating a meal with you just as much as you hate eating a meal with him, solely because when you sit down to eat, you panic and think, what am I going to eat?!
And you don’t want to spend your life dreading dinner time, gagging on caviar and wishing you were eating tostones con sarchichon.