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Is it better........

post #1 of 12
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....to marry someone for their food, rather than their money or their car?








(Question posed by our 12 year old son, who, BTW, just made the best batch of biscuits I've ever had in my life:bounce:)

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post #2 of 12
Hmmm...well I just got married last year, and considering the car I own and the money in my account, I guess it must be true! :smiles:
post #3 of 12
As a younger man, let's just say I lived life to its fullest. All my money went to filling my life up. I drove a Nissan Sentra with about 100,000 miles on it, and generally lived pay check to pay check. When we first met and began spending time together, my wife was skeptical on the long term prospects for our relationship. A certain spicy grilled shrimp dish changed her mind.

We joke about that night to this day, and I made her the shrimp last week. It's seventeen years later. The cars and money situation has improved exponentially. I credit her greatly for that.

I've often told younger men that I've known through the years that being able to cook helps win over the ladies. :D

Kevin
post #4 of 12
There was a "Modern Love" piece in the NY Times recently that begins: It goes on to chronicle the cooling of the relationship. So I guess that there's not much difference between food and any other reason; everything can change.

Although I will boast that after 34 years together, the food and the money are better. But it's been a long, long time since we had






















a car. :lol:
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post #5 of 12
Neither food, money, or cars played a part in my relationship. We've been together for 10 years in May and still don't have new cars or a lot of money but my cooking skills have grown exponentially so maybe that's why he's hanging around? LOL J/king because he's an excellent cook when you can get him in the kitchen.
post #6 of 12
I was married 18 months ago and asked my fiance where she wanted to go for our honeymoon, she said "I would like to go somewhere hot, and somewhere I've never been before"............ So I took her into the Kitchen! :D
post #7 of 12
rotfl.......too funny Bazza!!!!!

I didn't marry someone who asked because they wouldn't eat green, no parsley in spaghetti, no salad, no green......took me to the nicest steak house and got down on his knee, nope sorry buddy.

My ex-husband appreciated good food, when we were dating and he had money (poor law student in New Orleans) we'd go to top of the line places. When we first married it was foody adventures to all the small Louisiana town festivals.....or to drive into New Orleans for the weekend......I'd left a french restaurant in Memphis to move to DeRidder, Louisiana aka middle of NOWHERE, near NOTHING..... it was a big day to buy granny apples in Alexandria 75 minutes away....Really kids, they were not always available.

late boyfriend of 9 years was a wine guy, with strong food ties......dining out was a joy while he was still able to enjoy it. Nothing like having a lover into sensual food, well there also was the very deep wine cellar.....our first serious date included Barolo and some other Italian Wine that was pretty big too.

The latest on the horizon is a forager that is into wild black raspberries, blackberries, mushrooms, wild critters, fish, turtles......we'll see where this one leads.

UM, so the answer is YES!!!! and it's so cool he can make great biscuits.
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post #8 of 12
On one of our early dates, my now-DH took me to his home. I was pretty skeptical when I found several empty packages of "Soft Batch" cookies in his trash can (I was throwing something away- I wasn NOT snooping!) His culinary horizons were pathetically narrow. But his book shelves... ignoring the electrical engineering books, I'd read half of them and the rest looked interesting. That made up for the industrial-made cookies.

My to-be MIL apologized to me for her son's small repertoire of food preferences, but hoped I'd be able to find something he'd eat.

Things are different now, 16 years later. He's eaten at Tru in Chicago (he was annoyed but intrigued by the odd-shaped plates) and at Alinea in Chicago (which he didn't understand but gamely ate the "molecular cuisine" dishes). I still can't get him to eat artichokes or any kind of seafood, but he's come a long way, baby!

So did he marry me for my cooking? He says no. ;)
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post #9 of 12
When people ask me if my wife cooks at home I reply with "probably but we've only been married for 10 years so I have never been able to catch her in the act"
post #10 of 12
The money can come and go, the cars can come and go - but the cooking will stay. Go for the cook :) Especially if the money goes - make sure you keep the cook - they can whip up masterpieces out of next to nothing. And if the car disappears, you can't go for takeout. Marry the cook. :)
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post #11 of 12
Haha, my husband says he married me for my soups. I never liked soup before, and never made them until I met him but it turns out I have a real knack for making good soups.

I once broke up with a boyfriend because he was nearly vegan. It never would have worked.

My husband does not cook. But I did luck out with him because he appreciates all food and will try anything I mean anything. The worst thing I can ever imagine is marrying someone picky.

My father in law must be the worst picky eater I've ever come across. Any dinner we've hosted at our home he won't touch a bit of it. I always have to make him a seperate dish of plainly grilled chicken, and an iceberg salad chopped very finely with oil and vinegar.

My brother was bad too. If he didn't like what my Mom made for dinner he would protest by not eating for the whole day. Pretty strange.

"You are what you eat, so don't be fast, cheap, easy, or fake."

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post #12 of 12
if you're lucky enough to have someone spend the night, particularly a female, if she wakes up to the smell of some sort of crepes with strawberries, you can rest assured it's going to be a long weekend.


haha.

all joking aside, my girlfriend and I love to cook TOGETHER and really do it quite well. She cooks some things way better than me and me way better than her. We each have our specialties!

and yeah, I could never date a vegetarian.
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