Maybe it's just me, but I'm bothered (quite bothered) that my boyfriend doesn't share the same tastes in food as I do.
He's picky about everything. He hates milk, anything sour (which I love), poached eggs, Asian cuisine... the list goes on. Let it be known that most things he hates I love.
I know it seems like a petty question but is this any indicator of incompatibility? I know this shouldn't bother me but something is bugging me about this.
Did you have this feeling before and was it a deal breaker or did it cause issues in the relationship?
Or are my worries rooted in some bigger issue? Any help would be appreciated.
I figured out what was bugging me. It is not because he doesn't eat these things I love but that he expresses 'disgust' for them in a very childish manner (like yuck, hate it) and refuses to try it if I encourage him to try it. THAT bothers me.
well i fucking love food, so if the girl I like doesn't meet more than.. maybe 50% of food taste, then I don't know. food is a big part of life, and what do most couples do on a daily basis? fucking go out and eat, or cook something at home together.
i agree with you~ the man i love is a terribly picky eater and refuses to try anything new.
we've been together for over a year now, and it hasn't caused any issues, but it's been decided that he does the cooking. my parents tell me that i should "be a good wife and cook for your man", but i know that he won't eat 95% of what i make.
at restaurants, we order separately~ that way, i can eat all the vindaloo/hellfire hot wings/general tao chicken i want and he doesn't have to.
he has broadened his horizons a little, tiny bit since we met. while visiting my parents, they took us to an Asian buffet (that i love and have been to thousands of times, and also has some standard fare that he'd eat), and my other half suprised me by asking to try a bite of my spicy chicken... and he liked it!
(i'm working on getting him to a point that he'll eat sriracha mayo with me... as of now, he still refuses to eat it, but great things come to those who wait! lol)
I don't think eating preferences have to be a deal breaker. Why do you have to like the same foods? My boyfriend is very picky, there's a lot of foods I enjoy that he does not like. I also have Celiac Disease which means my eating habits are limited so most things that he does actually like, I can't eat. It hasn't been a problem though.
If it's just a matter of having the same taste in food, then no; Tastes change over time, after all. I'd only have a problem with it if he wouldn't even give any new food a try. I'd likely take that as a sign of close-mindedness - something that could seep through other aspects of him as well, like his sense of adventure, adaptability, stubbornness, etc.
well im actually the fussy eater in our relationship. I hardly eat anything, and he eats anything and everything!!! i dont see why it should be a deal breaker. u can still cook together, introduce him to new tastes, let him at least try things once, and if he doesn't like it, so be it!!!
id say if the only thing that bothers you about this guy is his eating habits, your good to go! let him eat his boring meals, and u carry on eating those delicious ones! each to their own i guess!