I've seen a couple of posts in the past from newbies being concerned about dating and the gluten-free lifestyle. I've been doing a lot of dating lately (online dating is both a good AND bad thing), but what I've found is that talking about living a gluten-free lifestyle is a great way to gauge supportiveness. Example, some first dates I've had will suggest a restaurant and I'll politely tell them that I would rather meet at X or Y bc I can safely eat there due to my gluten intolerance. Some are happy to oblige while other's sound put off by it. I had one do research and HE introduced me to a new restaurant that I didn't even know about! Most recently I had two first dates in the same week (pressure...don't mix them up!!) :-) The one when he found out was full of questions and was eager to learn. Said he'd read that so many people have been able to rid themselves of so many symptoms bc of going gluten-free and was interested in my story. The other, acted like I was terminal. He couldn't BELIEVE I could live this way...I mean it just SUCKS SO BAD!!! Hahaha - one guess which guy got the second date ;-)
All I'm saying, is that yes, dating when gluten-free can be a pain bc it does mean we have to speak up and give the guy some suggestions on good places to go. But it can also show you who is interested in getting to know you and to be cognizant of your issue versus those that simply can't fathom a life without their favorites.
Happy Dating everyone! :-)