Surprising news: Men eat dinner – women graze

photo_1878_20060814(1)Big surprise: single men eat dinner every night

Single women..not so much

What’s for dinner?

Ask 10 single women what they usually have for dinner  and you’ll hear responses like:

  1. Quinoa
  2.  Fruit and Greek yogurt
  3. A bowl of soup
  4. A sweet potato- embellished with condiments
  5. An omelet
  6. A tossed green salad
  7.  Something from Trader Joe’s
  8.  An apple, cheese and crackers, and a glass of wine
  9.  Leftovers
  10. Popcorn

Conversely, if you stand outside the gym at the JCC, Gold’s gym, or Trader Joe’s

(NOTE: a great way to meet guys) and ask a single guy what he’s planning for dinner that night you will hear:

  1. Meat, potatoes, and salad
  2. Pizza
  3. Mexican food or Chinese Take out
  4. A Stouffer’s frozen lasagna, salad, and a bowl of ice cream
  5. Lamb chops, potatoes au gratin, green beans
  6. Chicken, corn, cheese, rice, beans, salsa and corn tortillas
  7. Hamburgers
  8. Barbecued something
  9. Piece of fish, green salad with all the fixings, a vegetable
  10. Something he picked up at Pasta Pomodoro, KFC, or BK, or McDonald’s

180px-Pinkcupcakesprinkles2005Dinner table conversations 101

As a result, men and women who live together must compromise all the time – well, at least every night – at dinner time.

if you are a quinoa, tofu, quasi- vegetarian – who has very simple needs at dinnertime –  and he’s a  classic “Hungry Man,” take note.

I can guarantee, you and your new – roommate-for-life will have multiple conversations (a.k.a. debates) about shopping, prepping, cooking, calories and cleaning up detail. Work it out and make it work

A  dear reader just sent me a fabulous book-  Forty-one pages of quinoa recipes-  hallelujah!

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