I am married…(pause for dramatic effect)…to a plate-licker. He says it’s a compliment. He says my cooking is so good that he licks his plate so he doesn’t miss even one little bit of deliciousness.
The fact I find it utterly REPULSIVE doesn’t seem to bother him.
Disgusting eating habits can break a relationship. Some might seem cute at first, but they eventually, inevitably wear thin. Others have immediate effect.
Like some of the examples Mamamia staff have been forced to endure:
Eating with their mouth open and not using knife and fork properly are deal breakers for me, 100%.
I dated a guy who would scrape the toppings off pizza, eat the toppings, then eat the bread separately. It was pretty gross. But mostly I thought it was disrespectful to the pizza.
I saw him eat poached eggs at home one time… with his hands.
Bad table manners are everywhere. You’re probably guilty of some yourself. All those crumbs in your keyboard from lunchtimes at your desk? Those elbows resting on the tabletop? Licking your knife? Eating off your date’s plate without permission?
Hardly anyone thinks about table etiquette anymore, let alone dating etiquette. BUT WE SHOULD.
Why do guys bother putting all that effort into perfecting their online dating profile if they're going to blow the whole relationship by rinsing their fingers in a glass of water?
Or by tipping the last remnants of soup into their mouths, directly from the bowl?
There's even a term for it: 'food crimes'. That's how serious and wide-spread it's become. But these food crimes, they should also be considered 'dating crimes'.
The proper way to eat delicious snacks like cupcakes. Article continues after this video.