If you’re like me, you’re not afraid to give a nice looking fella your digits when you’re out on the town. When doing so, there are a few things you must consider, such as attractiveness, maturity, conversation flow, is his life put-together? After you check those boxes with a +1, the ultimate goal is to get him to ask you on a date [or ask him yourself, #girlpower]. So after he realizes you’re a beautiful gluten free gal, he asks to grab a bite to eat/few drinks, or whatever it is the kids do these days. The problem, or slight feeling of “I’m a needy first date” comes from the part when you have to say you’re allergic to a long list of foods, or give a list of restaurants you are actually able to dine at. If he’s a nice, intelligent young man [or older, I don't know your style], he would know what you meant when you said those two words that rule your life – gluten.free. But, not all men are as smart as we would like them to be, leading us to educate them, even though all you want is to have a nice, care-free first date.
In today’s world of technology, texting has turned into the preferred way to get-to-know someone, a fact of life that my mom thinks is “SO lame”. So when the handsome beau texts you asking where you would like to dine, instead of having a response of just a few words, or the girly response of “Oh, I don’t care, you pick”, us gluten free gals have to fire back with something more lengthy. This could be chalked up as a paragraph, short story, or sometimes even a novel explaining where we can & cannot eat. How intimidating of a text is that to receive?
In a perfect world, you just cross your fingers and hope they suggest a place you can eat, or maybe you have a lot of gluten free friendly restaurants in your area so it’s not as big of a problem. This is not necessarily an option for me. The gluten free restaurants I like are a bit pricey [P.F. Changs, Carraba's, or another type of Steakhouse], and are almost 30 minutes away from where I live. I choose to go the “let’s just grab a drink” route, because that way I don’t have to worry about giving the gluten free spiel via text.
So, what gluten free dating tips do you have? Do you have a go-to, first-date restaurant? Any good/funny stories about a gluten free date gone wrong? Are you a good-looking boy who wants to take me on a date? Feel free to comment below with any tips, stories, or inquires!