8 Reasons Having Different Eating Habits Than Your S.O. Can Seriously Bite
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Oh, the joys of having someone to go on dates with at restaurants, eat snacks with you and finish your plate. Everything seems perfect until you figure out each other's eating habits. Most couples have different ones, like my boyfriend and me. We eat a lot together, whether it's at home, out to eat or picking something up, you can always catch us with food in our hands.

We've been together for quite some time so we know each other's habits well and it sucks sometimes. Most of the time we can find a place we like or some food we both line up in the cabinet, but when we can't it's a nightmare. If you're in a relationship with someone who also has different eating habits than you, you will definitely relate to why it's hard to have different eating habits than your lover.

1. Toppings

Bf: "Do you want pizza? There's some in the freezer."

Me: "Yes, do you have cheese or pepperoni?"

Bf: "No, there's sausage and supreme."

Me: "I don't want that, I don't like those."

Bf: "Just pick off the toppings."

Me: "NO. YOU CAN STILL TASTE THE PEPPERS AND SAUSAGE ON THE CHEESE."

2. Eating out VS eating in

I eat out for many reasons, I work pretty much 24/7, do homework or am running some type of errand so I don't really have time to sit down and cook myself up a meal. My boyfriend on the other hand ALWAYS scolds me for eating out because he tells me I need to save money. If only he was in my spot...

3. Snacking

For some reason, I always need a snack while doing something lazy. Like watching a movie or TV. Whenever I visit my boyfriend at his school, I need to bring my own snacks because he barely has any.

4. Allergies

This one can't really be fixed since I have a food allergy, which is peanuts. I can't eat a lot of things, more than most people would know. I'm scavenging for breakfast at my boyfriend's house and find cereal, the only breakfast item I could find. You would think he'd have somewhat of a variety like two maybe three boxes but no, he had one box of cereal (can't really blame him though because it's college). The cereal was Reese's Puffs. Guess who didn't have breakfast that morning.

5. Not being hungry at the same time

We're usually hungry at the same time, but when we're not it's the most frustrating thing ever because I don't want to go grab food for me and then 10 minutes later my boyfriend is eating half of it because he decided he was hungry then.

6. The beverage of choice

Soda is my addiction. I have to have it with every meal and every snack for some reason. Juice, water or anything else just won't do. But the drink my boyfriend decides to have with pretty much every meal... milk. I shudder at the thought of that. Milk and dinner don't go together for me. I'll stick with my sugary high calorie drink.

7. One of you is the picky eater

And it's me from my relationship. My boyfriend will build a sandwich with turkey, ham, pickles, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo. My sandwich is always turkey, lettuce and mayo. I like my food simple.

8. Leftovers

I'm not a leftovers person at all, there's only a couple of exceptions. My boyfriend on the other hand could eat leftovers for days. No thanks. But whenever we have leftovers, I can count on him to eat them, so that's a plus!

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8 Qualities That Still Hold Up When Looking For The 'Perfect Guy' In 2019

He hasn't come along yet, but I'll know him when I see him.

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Ah, the mythical "perfect guy." Technically, he doesn't exist.

But there are guys that seem perfect to the people who love them despite their flaws. Over the years, I've compiled a mental list of things I look for in a guy. The list has changed over the years as different things became important to me. It's probably as complex and comprehensive now as it'll ever get, but I can't be sure.

The following are in order of importance, at least for me. Here are the best qualities to look for in a man in 2019:

1. Having strong faith.

This is crucial! I'm Christian, so for me, that means if he's not a Christian, it's a dealbreaker. My morals and beliefs are very strongly linked to my faith in God, and I just can't be with someone who doesn't share that conviction. I wouldn't marry a man who's not a Christian, so why even bother dating one?

"Imagine a man so focused on God that the only reason he looked up to see you is because he heard God say, 'That's her.'"

2. Kind

This is also very important! I've liked guys in the past who had some of the other qualities I looked for I but weren't kind. A relationship without kindness is toxic. Everyone deserves someone who treats them well, but that person should treat everyone well. They shouldn't discriminate with their kindness.

3. Funny

I need a guy who can make me laugh! He also needs to be able to understand my sense of humor, which is mostly sarcasm. I find a lot of things funny: jokes, puns, memes, no matter how seemingly stupid. If you've got those, you're golden.

4. Smart

Intelligence is attractive. It's true. I want a guy who's smart but isn't conceited. He knows he knows a lot but he doesn't think he's better than everyone else. He doesn't have to be a genius. He could be really smart in one subject, or kind of smart in many subjects. I just want him to know a thing or two about a thing or two.

5. Hardworking

My guy needs to be ambitious. He needs to have goals that he works toward. He can't be lazy. I believe that it is primarily the man's duty to financially support his woman. This is most applicable in marriage, but it works in dating relationships, too. I don't want someone who is unable to provide for me. In order to do that, he needs to be able to provide for himself.

6. Cute

You knew I'd get to this! I'm not blind, after all. Trust me, I think it's important for a guy to be attractive. But it's not as important as everything listed above this. I've been told I have weird taste in guys in terms of looks. What I see as cute doesn't always line up with society's definition. The important thing is that I'm attracted to him. Physical attraction is important in a relationship. To be picky: I don't like facial hair or too much muscle. I do like chest hair and back muscles.

7. Creative

This can mean a lot of different things. He could draw, paint, write, sing, play an instrument, etc. As long as it shows that he's inclined to use the right side of his brain. I'm a writer, so I'm naturally more drawn to people who prefer creativity over logic.

8. Interested in Me

Despite being last, this is extremely important! Without this, none of the other things matter. It's just like every other crush I've ever had. Nothing different. Nothing special. While I've been able to find guys who exhibit the first seven qualities, the eighth has been much harder to come by. I've never been in a relationship, so I imagine it will be really wonderful when I eventually find someone who reciprocates my feelings.


Some people may think my standards are too high, but I refuse to lower them. I believe that God has someone out there for me who lives up to these standards and even exceeds them. I just have to be patient and trust His timing.

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The Friend You Like Romantically Doesn't Owe You Anything

The friend-zone can be escaped, but not in the way you might want
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We've all heard the story of the "friend-zone." Boy is in love with his best friend, she dates all the wrong guys and fails to notice how perfect he is, then eventually realizes how wrong she was and they live happily ever after.

I used to think that the friend-zone was a myth that lonely men created to feel better about themselves. But then I got friend-zoned myself.

Yes, it sucked, but the second I realized I had feelings for a friend (that I knew had no such feelings for me), I decided to suppress the feelings. When that wasn't enough, I cut them off for a bit, then, slowly, I felt OK. I could communicate with them without having unwanted romantic feelings pop up. I had escaped the friend-zone.

Having gone through that, I had more sympathy for someone I had to friend-zone a little while later. I had been friends with this guy for a few months. I didn't have many college friends yet and I was really lonely, so having his company really meant a lot at the time.

This caused me to not be able to see what should have been clear: he had a crush on me. When I finally made the realization, I immediately let him know that I didn't feel that way about him. He said it was OK, but I could tell it wasn't.

We didn't talk at all over the summer and when we came back for the fall semester, he would barely look at me. I had started dating his friend, which caused an even bigger rift between us.

Though I understand where he's coming from, I was also really mad at him for a long time.

It was as if he was only nice to me because he wanted romance in return. But people are not vending machines. You can't put in your "nice guy" coins and expect love, sex, or whatever the hell it is you want in return.

It hurt me to know that he only wanted romance and once that was off the table, he no longer wanted anything to do with me.

But then I thought back to the friend that had friend-zoned me. Unrequited affections really suck, especially when they're for someone that you spend a lot of time with. But the key is to work to escape it.

Yes, liking someone you're friends with and them not liking you back is a real thing, but people tend to treat the friend-zone like this mythic hell dimension that can never be escaped. But you can escape. Just maybe not in the way you'd like to.

Now there are three ways you can escape the friend-zone:

The first option is to confess your feelings and try to win them over. Now, this isn't completely unheard of. I've had friends that have dated people who had previously friend-zoned them, but it's extremely rare and risky. You have to risk your entire friendship in order to do this. If it doesn't work out, it could strain the friendship or sometimes break it beyond repair.

You can also do what my ex-friend did and completely cut the person off. If you're being a love-zombie and only doing nice things for the friend because you expect romance in return, leaving the situation might be the most healthy decision for you. I understand now that my friend might have stopped talking to me out of self-preservation. But it still hurts the people involved.

The third and final option is to just get over it. It's harsh, but it's real. Why try something you know is going to fail and cause pain to both sides? Yes, getting over crushes can be really difficult, but getting a normal friendship back rather than being stuck a love-zombie for them is worth the pain.

Whichever one you choose, just remember this: Your friends do not owe you any romantic affection. The work you put into making them happy should just come out of the goodness of your own heart. If you expect romance in return, you're not being a good friend to them. If you really care about them, don't put that kind of pressure on them. They don't want a mindless love-zombie that does their bidding for the hope that they'll get a tiny love kernel out of it. They just want a friend.

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