Let’s face it, first dates are awkward. They usually consist of uncomfortable conversation over an overpriced meal.
But try imagining yourself going on a first date to a restaurant and not being able to eat anything on the menu. Thats where it gets really awkward. I mean, you don’t want to be THAT person that orders a salad, right? But you also don’t want to make your date go somewhere else. So what do you do?
- Change it up. Who says first dates have to be at restaurants? Why not doing something different? There a tons of fun things to do where you can still get to know your date that don’t involve food.
- Inform your date ahead of time. Some people don’t like to share their food allergies/intolerances right away in fear of scaring the other person away. But it’s going to come up eventually. Might as well rip it off like a bandaid.
- Date someone else with a food allergy. This obviously isn’t necessary. But if you are both in the same boat it makes things easier.
Honestly, my Celiac Disease has never interfered with my dating life. Maybe I have just had good luck. However, that isn’t the case for everyone. But if someone isn’t cool about your gluten free needs, why even continue to date them? Nobody got time for that!