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Safe gluten-free Dating And Romance Advice


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#1 IrishHeart

 
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:16 PM

Saw this on someone's blog today. A woman, a self proclaimed "gluten free mentor" offers an ebook. Here is what she offers:

7 Secrets for Safe Gluten Free Romance and Relationships. Want to know what to do to keep you or your gluten free partner safe when desiring romance? This is a $27 Special Report.

:blink: $27 bucks??

I was thinking, heck, I give it away for FREE.

alright, you guys.... I mean Advice. I give advice away for free.

Maybe I am wrong, but I would think offering advice to another celiac should be free of charge, done in the spirit of comraderie.

Save the 27 bucks for a nice bottle of wine or some good booze.

So here is my free dating & romance advice.

Learn to cook safely for your mate.
Let your gluten-free mate choose the restaurant when you venture out.

And for intimate fun stuff, just go PLAIN. No frills. Have the GE (gluten eater) take a shower first, if youre really worried about what may be on someone. (apparently, some people worry about gluten in hair gel and shave cream??!! I will not speculate how those getting into one's mouth are related) Some worry about lotions and condoms, I hear.

Well, can you check that stuff when you BUY it? Cuz, really, can you imagine interrupting the momentum to put on your glasses to read a label on a tube of something or other?!

Whomever wears the lip gloss in the relationship (see, I am thinking of all the various scenarios here ;) ) makes sure it is gluten-free, have the GE brush vigorously, floss and rinse ..
....with a good swig of GIN after eating. That's right. GIN.
Why worry about the mouthwash's gluten-free status?

To make real bonus points, ABSTAIN from gluten that day, period! C'mon, lover, give it up for the cause!! Take one for the team!

and the rest, well, if you do not know what to do by now after youve been given the good to go sign, well, you shouldnt be dating or reading these "pointers" in the first place.

Dealing with this disease isnt always rocket science. Mostly, its common sense.

okay, well, have fun!.um, I gotta go and see what the hubs is up to. All this talk is giving me ideas.......
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 12:36 PM

lol! You are too cute!

I have been thinking about this quite a bit lately as my oldest is about to enter the "tween" years. I know we still are a few years off from dating, but he is already getting upset about being "different". Which is remarkable because every one (and I mean EVERY ONE) of his friends has either an allergy or an intolerance to one food or another. He hardly sticks out in this crowd! I am worried about how he will feel when he begins dating and his date doesn't know about celiac disease the way his friends now do. It keeps me up at night sometimes worrying.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

Good one IH!

Hummmmm.... melikamaui, get a whole bunch of disposable toothbrushes! He can give them to his dates.
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Gluten free Dec. 2011
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Hubs self diagnosed dh March 30, 2012
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Summer 2013 We both have added back a little soy which is near unavoidable & we are doing okay with that small amount.

 


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:09 PM

For starters, he might have better luck with the girls if he stands up and takes that bib off.


;)
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 04:26 PM

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Gluten free Dec. 2011
Soy free Dec. 2011
Hubs self diagnosed dh March 30, 2012
Hubs gluten free March 30, 2012

Summer 2013 We both have added back a little soy which is near unavoidable & we are doing okay with that small amount.

 


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:05 PM

Well, can you check that stuff when you BUY it? Cuz, really, can you imagine interrupting the momentum to put on your glasses to read a label on a tube of something or other?!

*snort*

And as you get older..."I can't see....honey, can you read this? Turn another light on. Crap, wait, I'll get the readers..."
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:34 PM

*snort*

And as you get older..."I can't see....honey, can you read this? Turn another light on. Crap, wait, I'll get the readers..."


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Gluten free Dec. 2011
Soy free Dec. 2011
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Summer 2013 We both have added back a little soy which is near unavoidable & we are doing okay with that small amount.

 


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 07:24 PM

Don't we always tell people that pure and natural foods are safest? Homemade whipped cream and chocolate sauces are they way to go. If you are dairy free, can you make whipped cream from coconut milk?
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 08:59 PM

lol! You are too cute!

I have been thinking about this quite a bit lately as my oldest is about to enter the "tween" years. I know we still are a few years off from dating, but he is already getting upset about being "different". Which is remarkable because every one (and I mean EVERY ONE) of his friends has either an allergy or an intolerance to one food or another. He hardly sticks out in this crowd! I am worried about how he will feel when he begins dating and his date doesn't know about celiac disease the way his friends now do. It keeps me up at night sometimes worrying.


I am the only one in my house who has to be gluten-free, however, my home is gluten-free and my family eats gluten-free at home. My 2 daughters (12 and 14), know how to cook gluten-free, they know how to read labels, and they know all about CC. I have told them that they would be a celiac boys dream date. He wouldn't have to explain a thing to them...LOL

You know, I lay in bed at night and worry about my kids too. Being a parent is such a worry isn't it?

I have often reflected on how hard dating would be, and came to the conclusion that it would take a special, big hearted, compassionate person to date a gluten-free person. I've read before on here that it is the perfect jerk detector. Your son will find some very sweet girls who will be totally onboard with it.
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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:17 AM

Don't we always tell people that pure and natural foods are safest? Homemade whipped cream and chocolate sauces are they way to go. If you are dairy free, can you make whipped cream from coconut milk?



There is something called MIMICREME that supposedly whips right up.
Safe from all allergens.



just sayin.... :)
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"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

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“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:24 AM

It keeps me up at night sometimes worrying.



Hon, your son is already equipped to deal with challenges, having a DX so young. He's adaptable, right? He's flourishing, right?
You're a good momma, right? RIGHT!
He's a warrior!!
I am sure you will teach him to deal with that dating hurdle too!
No worries!! :)

In the years to come, more and more people will be like US.
WE will be the majority and he will not feel "different".
He will just be his awesome, special self.

I'd rather be "special, healthy-eating" celiac me than a fat-assed fast-food junkie any day. I was overweight before I became very ill and I see how my food choices contributed to that problem. I ate anything and everything. I am a gourmet cook and I had a blast EATING all my creations. I also ate Subway sammies and potato chips. I was a food snob, but also indulged the "junkie" in me. Bagels, donuts, pastries, croissants. I ate them all.

Having celiac trigger in me was devastating (as it tried to kill me) but it was also life-saving as I eat healthier than I ever have in my life. I honor my body now.

If we do not view ourselves as "abnormal" or "different", then others won't either. I'm gluten-free and I'm proud!! :lol:
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:35 AM

I am the only one in my house who has to be gluten-free, however, my home is gluten-free and my family eats gluten-free at home. My 2 daughters (12 and 14), know how to cook gluten-free, they know how to read labels, and they know all about CC. I have told them that they would be a celiac boys dream date.



Well, see, isn't this perfect?

One of your daughters can date her son!

Look at that, IH is a match-maker. :)

BTW, there IS a dating site for people with food allergies.

I saw it advertised in Living Without Magazine.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:53 AM

Well, see, isn't this perfect?

One of your daughters can date her son!

Look at that, IH is a match-maker. :)

BTW, there IS a dating site for people with food allergies.

I saw it advertised in Living Without Magazine.


Hee Hee....it could happen, my daughter's could date a GFer, they go with me to all of my support meetings, where they meet plenty of gluten-free kids.

Living without considers Celiac.com as a dating site?????? :blink: :D

Now that's funny!!!!!
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Lactose intolerant- Aug 2012
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October 2012- I learned that I am 1/2 Irish with a strong family history of Gluten Intolerance/Celiacs. I will never know If I am Celiac because I will never eat gluten again in order to test postive, it's poison and I do not ever want to feel the way I felt before implementing the gluten free diet EVER again!!!

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 06:29 AM

Living without considers Celiac.com as a dating site?????? :blink: :D

Now that's funny!!!!!


No, no kitty :)

you misread that. I SAW an AD for a dating site for people with allergies in Living Without Mag.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 02:21 PM

No, no kitty :)

you misread that. I SAW an AD for a dating site for people with allergies in Living Without Mag.


Ohhhhh OKKKKKK....I misread it. B)

It must be because someone painted a clown on my ass.. :o
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Wheat Allergy-April 2010
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Dairy/casien intolerant-Aug 2012
Lactose intolerant- Aug 2012
Soy Intolerant-November 2012
October 2012- I learned that I am 1/2 Irish with a strong family history of Gluten Intolerance/Celiacs. I will never know If I am Celiac because I will never eat gluten again in order to test postive, it's poison and I do not ever want to feel the way I felt before implementing the gluten free diet EVER again!!!




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