Dating for people who like food

You aren't watching TV, your head isn't buried in your phone — instead you are 100 percent focused on your partner and your meal.While other people rush through meals, you and your SO drag them out for as long as possible.

By the time I was five, I'd learned how to crack and eat a whole lobster.

When the other kids at school were asked about their favorite food, they'd say things like chicken fingers or mac and cheese.

We deserve to have each of these in our lives, and in plenty of abundance.

But first, we need to remove some of the outdated beliefs that get in the way of our true nourishment and happiness. Hi, I’m Marc David, Founder of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

If you think about it, you eat every day, so you better be able to eat every day with the person you're dating.

Sounds simple enough, but eating plays a huge role in your life and your relationship.

There have been plenty of experts over the years who have called our attention to the fact that many of us use food as a substitute for love. After all, if I don’t have the love that I want, I might as well go for the closest and easiest approximation, which for many of us means food.

The net result of this can potentially mean overeating, binge eating, emotional eating, weight gain, shame, guilt and more. Eating nourishing food, making nourishing food, feeding others, celebrating with others, if that’s not love – then what is?

Is it just one of those flaws I should strive to accept, or is it a sign of something deeper wrong with him?

Would it be rude for me to try to change him—and if so, how do I do it?

Matt Robinson was inspired by his wife Naomi to start a food blog.

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