14 People reveal the food preferences they absolutely will not tolerate in a romantic partner
In the complicated world of dating, it's fair to say that there's no such thing as a perfect person. Your prospective partner might be kind and funny on the first few dates, but as you get to know them, you could also find out that they can be stubborn, childish and impulsive. That's all part and parcel of the game, though: nobody expects to be 100 percent fulfilled by another person (or at least they shouldn't), and the acceptance of our various flaws and foibles is what makes love so interesting and awesome.
That being said, we should all have our dealbreakers, and this goes especially for the world of food. In theory, you're going to be having thousands of meals with this person - do you really want to be sitting at breakfast with someone who likes Marmite, for example? Can you really love someone who eats pineapple pizza? I'm not sure on either count, but these people revealing their dating dealbreakers shows you what the dating world will and won't tolerate.
1. Candy corn
“Candy corn has a very special place in my heart. It’s been my favorite candy for as long as I can remember, and so I think if I met someone who vehemently disliked it, I would have to end the date.”
“Just no tuna salad in public. I'm traumatized by an elementary school classmate who always chewed her tuna sandwich with her mouth open.”
3. Picky eating (though I can understand this)
“Picky eaters. I eat everything, and I hope the person I’m dating would at least be open to trying things out instead of saying, ‘Nah.’”
4. I agree with this, 100 percent
“If we ever decide to order pizza and you suggest Little Caesars, you're automatically cancelled.”
5. You know what they say about too many cooks...
“I have no patience when a guy tries to be my match in the kitchen or backseat drive my meal. Let me throw down in the kitchen and show you why I’m a kickass cook, you know?”
“I once dated a guy who didn’t like risotto, which is criminal, but I loved him anyway. That's not a basic food that appears on everything, so easier to work with, but ... maybe that was a red flag. Like, does the person not enjoy life?”
7. A harsh (but fair) point
“I do think it would be very hard for me to date someone who doesn't drink and also someone who doesn't eat something in a broad category, like carbs or meat. Mostly just because it would be hard to enjoy meals together.”
8. Never speak ill of sweet potato fries
“I don’t like people who don’t like sweet potato fries.”
9. Dump this person immediately
“Someone [once] took prosciutto out of a hoagie and microwaved it because ‘it’s raw.’”
10. Taco bout high standards
“Anyone who chooses lettuce and tomato on a taco over cilantro and onion, or flour tortillas over corn, is an insta-dump.”
11. Hot Pockets are life
“I could never deal with someone who thinks they are too good for a Hot Pocket.”
“If you don't f— with avocados heavily, we can just end it immediately.”
13. It's very unsavory
“People who salt things without tasting them first.”
14. To protest would be fruitless
"I could never date someone who liked fruit of any kind for dessert. If it contains fruit, for the love of God, it's not dessert. It'll be our last date if you pass on chocolate for cobbler."
Well, there we go folks. Some of you may be looking at this list and wondering how much worse the dating world can get, if these eating preferences are anything to go by. But don't worry: one day you'll find someone who likes avocados and hates pineapple pizza, and then you'll wonder why you worried at all.