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Old Yesterday, 11:57 AM
 
Location: PA
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I go out to dinner with someone i met and i thought she seemed nice...until i order my meal. Outback Steakhouse and I order a steak with mashed potatoes and green beans. OMG she squeals, you can't do that, you ordered three starches! WTF? I just look at her. Then, she tells the waitress, he wants a salad instead of green beans. I am speechless.
Then i get the lecture that always lights me up... a man your age shouldn't eat like that and goes on to tell me how i should eat. The bottom of my 22 ouncer came fast.

Normally i would have paid and walked but i was hungry. So i decide to see if i can **** her off. I tell her i am a grown man and can eat what i want. She goes on a tirade about healthy eating. I laugh. When dinner is over and we are walking out, she says, next time i am taking you someplace healthy. Hahaha I say, sorry honey, there will not be a next time. Oh, why not, just because i told you you don't eat healthy? I say yes, have a nice night and hop in the car.

To make the night better she is still belittling me about my eating habits while I am driving away. I have dated healthy eaters before but they have never tried to shove it down my throat like this one.

Any other guys here experienced this? I generally try to stay away from anyone who claims to go to the gym 7 days a week or I know eats nuts and berries because I know there will be a problem. Even though I am a thin guy, they always tell me I should eat healthy and work out. Geez.
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Old Yesterday, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Continental Europe
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Haha. Unbelievable. This sounds more like orthorexia or an eating disorder to take it to such extremes.

I eat healthy but I also eat steak and potatoes sometimes (both healthy foods in my book, in moderation anyway).

I think you can just put this down to an encounter with a nutty person and be glad she showed her control issues upfront and it didn't go further than one annoying date.
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Old Yesterday, 12:04 PM
 
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Well she doesn't know that much, because green beans are not starchy. Frankly, I'm not sure why she would have thought going to Outback indicated a health-conscious meal.

I can't imagine having sat through dinner in this scenario. In your shoes, I probably would have signaled the server and asked for the food to go.
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Old Yesterday, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Continental Europe
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Well she doesn't know that much, because green beans are not starchy. Frankly, I'm not sure why she would have thought going to Outback indicated a health-conscious meal.

I can't imagine having sat through dinner in this scenario. In your shoes, I probably would have signaled the server and asked for the food to go.
Yeah. I don't understand which are the 3 starches she was referring to, the only starch in that meal was potatoes
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Old Yesterday, 12:09 PM
 
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Yeah. I don't understand which are the 3 starches she was referring to, the only starch in that meal was potatoes
I always wonder why people hyper-focus on the wrong thing. She was an opinionated, controlling *****. But the REAL problem was that she was a "health nut".
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Old Yesterday, 12:21 PM
 
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Personally, I prefer a man who eats steak instead of one that only eats soy and its derivatives.
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Old Yesterday, 12:24 PM
 
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I go out to dinner with someone i met and i thought she seemed nice...until i order my meal. Outback Steakhouse and I order a steak with mashed potatoes and green beans. OMG she squeals, you can't do that, you ordered three starches! WTF? I just look at her. Then, she tells the waitress, he wants a salad instead of green beans. I am speechless.
Then i get the lecture that always lights me up... a man your age shouldn't eat like that and goes on to tell me how i should eat. The bottom of my 22 ouncer came fast.

Normally i would have paid and walked but i was hungry. So i decide to see if i can **** her off. I tell her i am a grown man and can eat what i want. She goes on a tirade about healthy eating. I laugh. When dinner is over and we are walking out, she says, next time i am taking you someplace healthy. Hahaha I say, sorry honey, there will not be a next time. Oh, why not, just because i told you you don't eat healthy? I say yes, have a nice night and hop in the car.

To make the night better she is still belittling me about my eating habits while I am driving away. I have dated healthy eaters before but they have never tried to shove it down my throat like this one.

Any other guys here experienced this? I generally try to stay away from anyone who claims to go to the gym 7 days a week or I know eats nuts and berries because I know there will be a problem. Even though I am a thin guy, they always tell me I should eat healthy and work out. Geez.
My sister is a physician and she is like that. Not to that extreme, but if she saw you eating a Quarter Pounder or something, then she'd say something. Maybe not on a first date, but she would also not allow her husband to eat steak and fried chicken every other day.

I mean, I think it's fine. Fitness and diet (as an active priority) are big in her life, not so much in yours.

I have a gym membership. I'm not a nut about it, but I can see how some people become passionate about it.

This is the way dating is supposed to work. Not a match. Cool, thank you very much.
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Old Yesterday, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Continental Europe
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Personally, I prefer a man who eats steak instead of one that only eats soy and its derivatives.
Same, I'm not a fan of dating vegans, they sure go on about it and before long everything starts to revolve around their diet.
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Old Yesterday, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Rude. Imagine how else she would micromanage you.

Thin =/= healthy, but she was overbearing.
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Old Yesterday, 12:55 PM
 
Location: SoCal again
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She is really dumb thinking she can pull that crap and you want to see her again.
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