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I'm living in the lovely cosmopolitan city of DC feeling absolutely constrained by my gluten free lifestyle. For once it would be pleasant to meet a charismatic, well-educated gluten free man in the 28-35 year old range. Are you out there? I'm looking for my celiac soul mate, or at least a new friend I don't have to explain the food rules to over and over again ;)

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I would think there must be some decent gluten-free places to eat in a city like DC...should be a good spot to meet fellow gluten-free people! B)

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Hi,

Oh, this is easy. Lets see, how do I stack up?

charismatic: nope sorry, not even close. More like reclusive, introspective, and grouchy. Mangy might fit too.

well-educated: Duh, don't stink so.

gluten free man: bingo on that one. Good thing this is multiple choice.

in the 28-35 year old range: Sure only that was 20 years ago.

Hmm, doesn't seem to work. :D

Well, to get serious,

I suggest you check out the local DC Yahoo group for celiac support. They have monthly meetings in Bethesda library. They do potlucks fairly often and also group dinner outings, so you may run into a suitable person there . The yearly membership is $20. But the meetings are helpful and they usually have a gluten-free vendor or two. They have a restaraunt database you can check for good places to eat.

There is a chapter of CSA in Reston. They also have meetings and info. Both good groups to join, nice people too! :)

WACSSG on Yahoo

I don't make it to these meetings very often myself, but the ones I've attended had a good turn out in Bethesda. I haven't tried the potlucks or dinner outings either. I get the impression that it's mostly younger people doing them though so a good fit for you.

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Ha, thanks for the bit of comic relief :) I didn't know about the DC yahoo group; I'd be willing to give it a try to meet some gluten-free people my own age. I've been to the meetings for the Gluten free DC meetup group, but the age range seems to range from much older than myself to much younger. My good friends are very indulgent of my "little diet" (their words), but sometimes they ask what's the harm if I just eat a little bit of gluten. It's been a little frustrating. As for hanging around restaurants, my job keeps me far too busy. I routinely work 60-80 hours a week, which doesn't leave much time for lunching and lurking, but I will give it a try. Thanks!

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gluten-free in DC

Dude! You are awesome!

Period.

I am on my way to check out all of your posts.

I feel so lucky to have found a forum with such terrific, bright members.

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Dude! You are awesome!

Period.

I am on my way to check out all of your posts.

I feel so lucky to have found a forum with such terrific, bright members.

Please don't say that to Gee Eff! It goes to his head. As you can see by his self- portrait, his head is already inflated. :D

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Maybe I'll just move down to DC. Sounds like a nice place. ;)

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@Lady_Fresh

I hope it works out for you. I don't know but maybe there are some wheat allergy groups out there also? If there are it might be another place to look.

Some people with Crohn's disease are doing the gluten-free diet now also. Just a thought. And then there are all the gluten-free for the moment types that think it is a great healthy diet because a celebrity does it.

Surpisingly they are actually right about the celebrities for a change! :)

Please don't say that to Gee Eff! It goes to his head. As you can see by his self- portrait, his head is already inflated. :D

Oh oh, better get the head deflater out Crayon (KarenG), I feel a big one coming on! :)

@Nana,

Thanks Nana,

The Yahoo group s great, but they will probably ask you to register before giving access. They do a have a list of restaraunts in the area that people say are good for gluten-free. And you can sign up for daily email notices of the new messages posted.

Here is the CSA page listing info for the local chapters. The Northern Virginia chapter is the one for DC.

Celiac Sprue Association chapter finder page

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