Anyone who's ever dated a picky eater knows the struggle is real. I once dated someone that ate like a 5-year-old. Every meal began to feel like an actual nightmare, moving robotically through a cycle of negotiation, frustration, and, finally, a defeatingly bland meal.
It might seem frivolous, but food matters. It's the cornerstone of life, for crying out loud. In a 4,000-person food and dating survey by Match.com, 66% of single folks said picky eaters were a serious turn-off, and 30% wouldn't even consider dating a vegetarian. The study also showed that, if given the ultimatum, two out of every five women surveyed would choose their favorite meal over sex. That's some real talk right there.
When I say picky, I mean somebody that flat out refuses to try anything new, and not because because they're physically or mentally unable to. They're just too damn stubborn to venture out of their mac 'n cheese comfort zone. But come on, man, life's just too short -- especially when pork belly's involved. So, if you suspect a food fusser in the early going, here are 11 reasons why you should cut and run before it's too late.