But when I'm just getting to know someone, I usually just tell them that I can't eat anything with gluten in it.With new acquaintances and wait staff, alike, it's usually easier to just say you have an allergy to gluten, even though that's not at all what it is - people know what an allergy is, and they tend to respect it.For someone who isn't familiar with celiac disease, they could easily draw the wrong conclusion!It's not contagious, it's not sexual, and it's not my fault. But I’m here writing in my hotel room because not one, but two ads that make fun of gluten free people in the past 24 hours.
Picking the restaurant by being the one to say you have a great idea for a place to try, means you're relieving the other person of the problem of picking a place.
Rather than let the disease get in her way, Jules developed an all purpose gluten-free flour and writes a blog filled with yummy recipes.
She was also sweet enough to share some of her experience and expert advice for dating while dealing with this issue.
The issues that come in are just finding a safe place to eat, or being tactful if the guy wants to have you over to his place to cook for you.
Cross-contamination is such a concern, that I always try to be the one to cook or to pick the restaurant."Guys will get it (and if they don't, they aren't worth your time): "People have generally been quite accepting of it. It's so much a part of my life and how I can interact with other people on a social basis, that whoever I'm with (friend or date) had better understand and accept it, or there's no need in us socializing further.
For Jules Shepard, learning to deal with a health issue while dating was a challenge.