I cook something traditional for a guy i'm dating and he hated it :( and my ego is shattered :( what should I do?
I cook bibimbap, the Korean food :( I thought it is one of favourite food that foreign people like :(
the guys i'm dating is English teacher from UK.
He didn't like it.. even if it is one of my specialty lol so heart broken haha
May I should have been prepared something non traditional :/
and now I feel a bit awkward what should I do? How can I move on from this feeling?
I feel stupid for feeling this way from such a small thing lol.
Most Helpful Guy
Well, first, I wouldn't take in personally. It's entirely possible that even the best Korean chef in the world couldn't make him like it. I personally have very limited tastes in food, particularly with foods from other cultures. And no offense, Korean food, and actually most Asian food in general, just isn't for me. I don't know what it is, but I just never like it. I wish i liked more things, and more exotic stuff, but I just don't and likely never will. Is this something he ever had before? I'd understand you being upset a little more if it was his favorite food and he just didn't like YOUR version.
Also, his response is critical: was he polite or rude? If he just spit it out like "UGH! What is this garbage?", then he's a jerk and you probably shouldn't waste your time on a guy like that anyway. But if he was just like "I'm really sorry, I appreciate you making me dinner, but it's just not something that appeals to my tastes", I wouldn't be upset about it.1
Most Helpful Girl
Please don't feel bad! Sometimes people just don't like things and that's okay.
I'm sure it was hurtful to you because you put a lot of effort into making food for him. But please don't take it to heart that he didn't like it. It wasn't that he didn't appreciate your effort, the food just wasn't something he enjoyed.
That doesn't mean that he won't like something else that you cook.
Try to think of it more as him not liking the specific food, and less of him not appreciating the effort you put in.1