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Monday, January 23, 2012

Single Chef Seeking Night Owl

Dating is hard enough without the added pressure of being a chef. I received a comment today and thought I'd help this lady out by asking all of you for advice. If we put all of our genius together, we should be able to get this lady on the right track.

So my issue comes from a different part of the spectrum. I am a 29 year old female chef trying to date!! Any suggestions with this? I am trying the online dating route and everyone seems to be working when I am off and off when I am working. I am going out of my mind! There is a high percentage of chefs dating other chefs but I am not interested in dating a co-worker to keep things professional. Any help out there? 

My suggestion would be to make the most of your days off. Best case scenario, you have two days off that can be used to getting out there and meeting people. Although bars are so cliche, I wonder if there are any lounges where you live? Have you tried to ask your friend if they have single friends? And I completely agree that dating a co-worker is unprofessional, and oftentimes sticky, I do think that another chef at a different restaurant might not be a bad idea. Do you live in NY? I know a guy who may have access to several chefs...

Food is Love, 


Anonymous said...

I have a good girlfriend that is a Chef, she jokes about the fact that she is destined to marry another Chef (which we know wouldn't work, for the most part, the hens in the kitchen thing) or find her man via the internet. Which makes sense. On the internet you can lay it out straight- "I am a Chef. I work All The Time. You can't deal move on." etc etc, while being able to lure them in with her lovely aspects.
I think there is something to be said for laying it all out for Joe, John and Josh to see before you even meet for coffee. Then they and Ms. Chef herself have no qualms about what they are getting into...

Stephen said...

I disagree with the lounge and the Internet dating. The best way to meet your future date is through a mutual interest. My top three are 1) attending church 2)meetups that have to do with a serious hobby. Just for the heck of it think gun shows, shooting events, and your local competative shooting team. Just saying; get very active in something you like. 3 And my favorite: dancing. Take the classes. Go to the events. 20 percent of all the people you meet are looking for a partner. Just discovered your blog and sending the link to my chef son's new wife. Thanks, Stephen