Celiac disease dating dating buffet
She wrote The Debrief, Jewish Boston’s weekly column about sex, dating and relationships, from its inception in 2013 until moving to New York City in 2015.
(I’ve since been counseled by my friends and daughters to only meet for coffee or a drink on the first date.) There was gluten involved (on his part), and when we walked out of the restaurant, I prayed that he wouldn’t try to kiss me—in part because of the gluten issue, but also because he was a total loser. Then I was introduced to someone through mutual friends.Navigating life as a celiac is complicated, especially in the United States where the FDA is three years late issuing even minimal guidelines to manufacturers on safe limits for “gluten-free” products.I’ve blogged about this issue on the Huffington Post.In order for me to move forward and deal with my situation, I know that I’ll have to speak my truth. And if some future potential partner is not willing to follow the kissing prescription, well, then, all I can say is too bad for him!
I just hope that whoever is on the receiving end of the information won’t consider it a deal-breaker. I’ll just open the next JDate or email suggesting 24 possible matches for my next date.Today’s Debrief is with Ellen Allard, who responded to one of my tweets seeking summer date stories.She asked instead to write about the challenges she has faced upon returning to the dating scene following a celiac disease diagnosis.This issue is even trickier when it comes to dating. You can get contaminated from kissing someone who has eaten gluten (and that scenario would be quite common on a date, all it takes is a swill of beer! Normally we save awkward conversations about “safe sex” to later in the relationship.