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.
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...
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.
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.
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!