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I think it may all depend on how sensitive she is to gluten. Some are very sensitive, my daughter not so much. It depends maybe on how sick she is or was.
The experts will give their advice,I'm still learning since my daughter was diagnosed. Kissing is the only real hidden danger I can think of. My husband and I share a gluten-free kitchen, which is nice, though occasionally he'll bring home something premade that has gluten.
He's careful about contamination should he reheat something in the microwave, and he washes his hands immediately after maybe I'm overreacting, but gluten-y hands touching the fridge door or something freaks me out. I'd just be super careful about cross-contamination should you decide to cook her a meal. Maybe such things should be done at her place until you get the hang of it. Also, you might want to let her decide where you go out to eat, since she probably has some limitations.
Otherwise, the fact that you care enough to post on here is a pretty good sign that you'll be careful, so I'm sure things will be fine.
Aww, what a considerate guy! I agree with Mskedi. And just be very careful when eating before you see her. Brush, wash face and mouthwash before kissing. And beer and some distilled drinks like bourbon are problems even though drink makers say the gluten is distilled out, I can tell you from personal experience that it's not always the case.
And always wash your hands after eating, before you do anything else. Maybe lIke the bachelor.
Gluten free dates. Or maybe more of a competition. They have to cook for the Celiac and get eliminated if they gluten her.
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The best thing you can do is exactly what you are doing - being considerate, taking her needs seriously, and asking questions If she's anything like me she would happily answer the same question 10 times does this contain gluten, do I need to etc etc to know that people close to me are taking my health seriously. Cross-contamination has already been mentioned, this is a big issue. There can also be a lot of emotion attached to being gluten free - missing out on favourite foods, feeling left out or different etc.
You didn't mention how long she has been gluten free, but even it it's a long time, feelings about food can still pop up. If she gets fed up or upset, just try and be sensitive to it. You are doing a great thing by finding out how to deal with this early on. Unsupportive partners can be a nightmare for someone with celiac, so I'm sure she will appreciate your effort.
There will be other issues that come up if you end up moving in together or having kids - are you willing to have a gluten-free kitchen, or even house. These are all things you can negotiate along the way.
During the last season of the Bachelor, I was thinking-in a flight of fancy-that it might be fun to apply to be the next Bachelorette. Never mind the fantasy suite; the one who keeps a clean mouth and who scrapes me off the floor after a glutening is the keeper. The same stuff the others said. Cross contamination and kissing. Brush your teeth after you eat gluten and wash your hands too. Good luck with the new relationship. If she doesn't appreciate the efforts you are making, then keep trying because a guy willing to do what you are doing is a good catch.
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Aaaw, nice of you to be considerate! Same as others said. And, I'm all about being fair and am NOT about one partner unequally bowing to the other, etc. Unfortunately for me, who is gluten intolerant, lol being gluten intolerant requires 'special attention' and a fuss which I hate.
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So just Some things will be annoying. The places you'll eat at will be limited if you want her to be able to eat too. Don't think just because something doesn't obviously have wheat in it that it is safe.
Gluten can basically be hidden anywhere, and she isn't "safe" to eat something unless she's checked up on it and knows it's good.
Just try to be as patient and accepting and accommodating as you can. But if she seems ultra picky or "paranoid" about food, maybe has random outburst of tears over the lack of food-availability for her - just be patient and don't take it personally. I'm very self-conscious about the hassle my diet puts upon others, so doing what you can to ease that if she has it would be nice.
I know I appreciate it greatly when it happens. You're sweet - my husband and I both have Celiac, and we hope when our sons grow up, they find such sympathetic girlfriends. Find out whether she wants you to attempt to cook for her at first, or if it will just make her feel nervous and pressured.
Better yet, offer to cook WITH her, i. We do get so tired of cooking sometimes! The whole thing depends on you.
Be proud and be happy. Focus on the good news! You finally know what was wrong with you and now you will be healthier every day that goes by! Isn't that great? Just to let you know something else.
I am on a candida diet too. If you google candida diet, you will not believe how hard this is.
I am taking tones of supplements, I am eating only meat and salads, I am carrying a water filter in my bag all the time, I am having dying off symptoms with nausea and vomiting and D and I never see my self as ill. So, no one else will see me that way. People will see in you the way you see yourself. And just to make things clear.
I am not saying that I am perfect. I am having my moments with less important things, that if you knew them you would say I am a fool. BUT, for some reason I never had my moments with celiac or candida, so since I can manage at least that I am trying to help as much as I can.
I am sure you will do perfect. I really mean that. Hey, I'm single in my mid 20's and dating non celiacs and doing alright. The date and I usually go to the grocery store and pick out somthing to make back at either persons apartment ONLY afte we both feel comfortable enough to invit the other over without feeling our boundaries would be disrespected. That's definantly not on the first date. Activities like ice skating, movies, walking, going to events in town, the zoo, hiking, blah blah blah is usually the beginning dates.
I don't budge, I just suggest my ideas in a better light like I can make a pretty mean spaghetti sauce or chip dip with all natural ingredients just in a blender or frying pan. Not a poblem. And that's how it goes from there.
Hope this sounds helpful to some. Any Arizonians out there? Phoenix area? Any Christians most importantly out there? I am in my late twenties and have dated two guys since going gluten free.
The first guy had never heard of gluten but he was great about making sure we went out to places where I could eat. He even bought gluten free pasta and cooked for me and baked me gluten free cookies once with my guidance about how not to contaminate them!
My current boyfriend is also great about me being gluten free. He actually has multiple food allergies but he can eat gluten. Feeding the two of us is a challenge! But since he has his own food allergies he and his family are very understanding of my food restrictions.
Its best to find places you can go and so that its not awkward ordering food, a few of the dates I have been on went well but most of them didn't understand. That is right on confidence in your lifestyle and don't think or say I wish I didn't have this, heck I'm happy that I'm one of the few. I don't date much but I do want to date a celiac and that would mean no more accidental poisonings for the time being! There is a site for people living a gluten free lifestyle, glutenfreedate, but unforunately not very many people seem to be on it.
It is free, looks to have potential. I have seen posts on here from a while back about the site. I was thinking the same thing! I think I went cross-eyed for a moment!
I think there is more to the whole dating thing than where to eat and expecting to be respected and appreciated. So you want to kiss your date? Does their lotion contain gluten? I'm very sensitive to even trace amounts of gluten, so I have to know these things before I kiss someone. Even if you can find someone who has the exact same dietary requirements as you, and you actually like each other, not everyone on a gluten free diet is really knowledgeable about what has gluten in it and what doesn't.
To further complicate the matter, not everyone on a gluten free diet wants to hear about how what they eat isn't actually gluten free. That kind of person is an unsuitable partner for me since they could gluten me. So add that to the equation.
I'm holding out hope that someone will be a good match someday, but I'm also not getting my hopes up anymore when I meet someone new. Usually they bail before the first kiss.
Nothing ruins the mood quite like asking to read someone's toothpaste label. I think part of it is maturity level. People my age mid-twenties generally want to drink and party and live care-free. They tend to be selfish and more interested in instant gratification than long-term rewards. So dating me is beyond their capacity right now. It's not just age though, there are people a lot older than me who are just as immature as most of the people my age.
So dating older isn't a great option for me, since in my limited experience, older people who want to date younger women tend to be a little immature. I'm glad that I haven't gotten involved with the people who can't deal with me having Celiac. They weren't the quality of company I want anyways.
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Another element in the equation is how celiacs react to mistakes by others. Someone who launches into a rant no matter how justified when someone makes a mistake could be a liability at least in my view.
Mar 20, I am just wondering, as I am still fairly new to the Celiac lifestyle, (diagnosed in Sept)if anyone has had experience with the whole dating thing. I am single, would like to start dating again, but am feeling like this is really going to cause havoc even trying to meet someone. I am a member of. Sep 28, Even though gluten-free diets are becoming more common even for people without celiac disease, explaining a disease and a super strict diet isn't the easiest or most romantic thing to do on a Author: Gena Kaufman.
We usually booked trips on live-aboards you stayed on the boat rather than in a hotel. Keep in mind that these are tiny operations, not cruise ships. As a result, I was always a welcome guest. I would have a concern traveling with someone who launched into a rant whenever someone made a mistake. At a minimum, that could and probably would put an end to the goodwill I've built up. It quite possibly could also result in the operators deciding not to accomodate celiac dietary restrictions.
This is just my opinion.
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For what it may be worth, please note that I have had my share of accidental glutenings although never while traveling. I very much agree with the age part. Being in my early 30's the guys that that I have met in the last few years that are single seem to have regressed back to their party days.
I live in an area where the dating pool is pretty sad to start with, so I think for me to find someone with a similar issue in that pool isn't too likely. I think the key is to find someone who is understanding. Sometimes it is just a bit more work to find that person. Even the most mild mannered statement of fact can be too much for some people. A local guy who is on a gluten free diet and I were talking about restaurants, and he mentioned one that I hadn't been to, and he recommended the tabbouleh.
Tabbouleh is almost always made with wheat. When I mentioned that and inquired further about the ingredients, he got really defensive. I wouldn't want to be in the company of someone who goes off on a rant, but I'm equally turned off by someone who doesn't care enough to want to learn. Especially when it's their own health issue too. Planning and thoughtfulness is too much to ask of a lot of people.
I think in order to find someone who is willing to put in extra effort and learn and be patient, I'm going to have to put in extra effort and learn and be patient too. The whole eating out in a restuarant can be uncomfortable. Particularly as the ones out here will accomidate, as long as you call ahead and do not dine during busy times.
I spent many hours contacting local restaurants for the local gluten free dining guide, and the two things that they all requested where that you call ahead and no dining during busy times.
I am still learning a lot, so my confidence in ordering in restaurants still lacks.
That and I have already been glutened by a couple of restaurants, due to me trying to eat out with a group of friends at 8pm on a Friday night and during the lunch hour. This sounded so much like me I actually had to double check the poster to make sure it wasn't me!
On the bright side, at least you're getting out there - every time I make plans with a guy, he bails before we even get together and then I never hear from him again. Talk about mega hits to your self-esteem! This is unacceptable. I've never had a restaurant tell me this, and if they did, I would inform them that not only have they lost my business FOR LIFE, but I would also be discouraging all my friends and family from frequenting an establishment that could not make accomodations for me.
I don't know, maybe that's selfish of me, but there are plenty of places now that offer gluten-free menus and can make those accomodations for me. I went out just this past Saturday night to the busiest upscale Mexican food place at dinnertime with friends and had no problems or course, I chose to order foods that would naturally compliment my gluten-free diet - corn enchiladas, rather than flour shell tacos.
Maybe it depends on the cuisine too - I wouldn't expect a sandwich place to make the same effort as a Mexican place due to the nature of the food served. You shouldn't have to eat dinner at 10 p. Meet Up Room. All Activity Mark site read. Join Our Community! Sign in with Facebook. Archived This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.