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Old 01-31-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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When I met my SO, he wasn't much into wine. Now he has a chiller, has eclectic tastes and has preferences in varietals and winemakers, and is even learning how to make it, himself.

Also, he had never tried Thai food. Now he's a Thai food junkie.

Oh, and I went veggie in 2009. He still eats meat, but he eats much less of it than before, and enjoys the vegetarian meals I cook.

Good thing I didn't deem him "incompatible" all those years ago, eh?
EXACTLY.

Hell, MrsCPG didn't share my tastes in music, movies, or books when we first started dating, and these are all important parts of my life. Heck, her favorite band at the time was Wilson Freaking Philips. But I didn't roll my eyes. I would just offer that I preferred some other stuff, music that she, in turn, didn't care for. So, over the years, we've learned to accommodate one another. I would take her to watch Phil Collins (Proof that I love her) and she would accompany me to hear some pretty hard-core jazz. As a matter of fact, we were watching Moneyball the other night when she turned to me and said, "Thank you for getting me to like baseball." So you just never know what a little love and patience can do.

Why? Because we're smoking hot together. Because we have never had a single day in the 7,906 days we've known each other that we didn't make each other laugh.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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haha but all kidding aside, the OP seems too stuck up, Looks like she is looking for a man who she can control every second
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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I have a friend who's a foodie, and for a while she was dating a guy who, while perfectly nice in every other way, just wasn't a food guy. My friend loves trying new restaurants and cooking elaborate recipes, and he was a unadventurous eater. He thought a lot of what she cooked was weird, and would try to order a cheeseburger no matter where they went to eat. Eventually they split, and their food incompatibility was part of the reason. She just couldn't be with someone who didn't share that part of her life.
Dude must be relieved. Hope she wasn't ripping his wallet off ordering venison and such
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I eat to live, not live to eat.

I'm not going to be such an overbearing personality as
to impose my food choices on a partner nor use them
as compatibility criteria.

I'm sure we can alternate restaurants successfully in a
give 'n take relationship.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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I have a friend who's a foodie, and for a while she was dating a guy who, while perfectly nice in every other way, just wasn't a food guy. My friend loves trying new restaurants and cooking elaborate recipes, and he was a unadventurous eater. He thought a lot of what she cooked was weird, and would try to order a cheeseburger no matter where they went to eat. Eventually they split, and their food incompatibility was part of the reason. She just couldn't be with someone who didn't share that part of her life.
Your friend sounds like a vapid ninny. And not a very wise one at that.

How hard could it have been for your friend to say to this otherwise great guy, "Hey. Look. I go to your baseball games without complaint. Think of this as my baseball." And if the guy was a person of quality, he would have stowed it right then.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Your friend sounds like a vapid ninny. And not a very wise one at that.

How hard could it have been for your friend to say to this otherwise great guy, "Hey. Look. I go to your baseball games without complaint. Think of this as my baseball." And if the guy was a person of quality, he would have stowed it right then.
Or flash her baseballs and say, "Hey. Look. You get to juggle/squeeze these, if you come eat sushi"

I'll take that any given day. Sushi makes me vomit, but I still will

On second thought, can I take a volleyball?
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Your friend sounds like a vapid ninny. And not a very wise one at that.

How hard could it have been for your friend to say to this otherwise great guy, "Hey. Look. I go to your baseball games without complaint. Think of this as my baseball." And if the guy was a person of quality, he would have stowed it right then.

They had other incompatibilities beyond the food thing, so it wasn't a good fit. She eventually married a guy she met at a wine tasting, so it all worked out.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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They had other incompatibilities beyond the food thing, so it wasn't a good fit. She eventually married a guy she met at a wine tasting, so it all worked out.
Maybe not, but that wasn't really evident in the original post.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:43 AM
 
Location: in your dreams
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I dated a guy briefly who didn't:

1. drink beer, or alcohol of any kind
2. eat cheese, or any dairy
3. he was allergic to tomatoes
4. citrus fruit was completely out of the question


What a nightmare.
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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shallow....
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