Dating Struggles When You're Gluten-Free

Dating Struggles When You're Gluten-Free

Don't judge me because I don't use the same menu.

So let me start by saying that being gluten-free is the biggest blessing in disguise. Not only does my brain thank me for the absence of migraines, but also my whole body is jumping for joy because I am eating more mindfully and healthfully.

But let me tell you the real struggle bus I'm on because I am gluten-free. Dating. Here's a scenario:

You are talking to this guy and they invite you to go get beers. You can't drink beer. You go anyway because there's other drinks besides beer, obviously. BUT, he may judge you because you're not a "beer kind of girl" or that you order "girly drinks". THIS IS SO ANNOYING! Why does the type of alcohol determine if you're chill and down to earth or stuck up and prissy.

What about dinner? Dinner is casual, right? You go to a classy brewery or Panera Bread to grab a bite and get to know one another. There, you have to scour the menu, ask for a different menu, or just play it safe and order water. All the while, your new "date" is wondering if you are just high maintenance, or actually gluten intolerant.

He will wonder if you have to do this everywhere and how many places you can't go because of this "disease". They will try not to judge you because they know that'd be shitty reason not to date you, but they do think about how much of a hassle it will be. You know this because when you tell them you're gluten free and they just respond with "Oh..."

I'm not saying that all guys will treat you this way, but just let it be known--in Today's society, being gluten intolerant is a deal breaker. Yet here I am still hopeful that I will find my prince charming to eat gluten free mac and cheese with.

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12 Symptoms You Get When You're Addicted To Chick-Fil-A

It is your one true love.

Chick-fil-A, I love you.

Truett Cathy, I owe you my life.

If you love Chick-fil-A, you truly have withdrawals when you're away from it. You may suffer from these symptoms, just like I do.

1. No other breakfast will compare to CFA's.

2. No other fast food joint has hash brown's like CFA's.

3. When you go on vacation, you type in Chick-fil-A to see if there is one nearby.

4. If there isn't, you eat it as soon, I am talking, like, the second, you get back from vacation.

5. You truly don't understand how people "get tired of Chick-fil-A"

6. Besides the occasional change up on Sunday's, CFA is always your number choice of fast food.

7. You legitimately crave it more on Sunday's.

8. Nothing on the menu seems gross to you.

9. Yet, you seem to get the same thing every time you go.

10. Their ice cream is literally the b o m b.

11. You defend CFA to any and every hater.

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4 Breakfast Spots Near The University of Kentucky That Will Actually Get You Out Of Bed In The Morning

These places will satisfy all of your breakfast cravings.


If you're a breakfast foodie like I am, you know that is an absolute priority to find the most popular breakfast spots despite the city you may be in. You don't want to visit the touristy and basic restaurants that everyone else goes to, but instead, you are determined to uncover the locations that are the best of the best. Most foodies will go to great lengths to discover these places. As a University of Kentucky student and major foodie, I have searched all over Lexington to find my favorite places to visit on Saturday and Sunday mornings. This took my entire first semester and many trips to the ATM, but today, I am now blessed to say that I am a regular at all 4 of these incredible breakfast spots.

1. The Great Bagel

The Great Bagel is one of my all-time favorite restaurants to visit on Sunday mornings. The restaurant offers a variety of bagel sandwiches and freshly squeezed orange juice, and it makes for the perfect early morning start to a day filled with homework or relaxation.

2. Chocolate Holler

Though not a true restaurant, Chocolate Holler is one of the most popular coffee shops near the University of Kentucky. Because it is only a 3-minute drive from campus, Chocolate Holler is always buzzing with UK students who come to socialize or study. The coffee shop is most well known for its chocolaty drinks and the music is great there, too!

3. Stir Krazy

Stir Krazy is a local smoothie bar down the street that serves protein shakes, smoothies, and tea. Though It only consists of these three beverages, the shakes at Stir Krazy are enough to fill you up for breakfast or lunch. Each shake or smoothies range from 200 to 250 calories and serves as the perfect energizer before a workout or a filling recovery drink after a workout.

4. La Madeleine

La Madeleine is a French breakfast and lunch cafe conveniently located on campus (and only a 30-second walk from my dorm). Their breakfast is served all day long and their croissants are to die for. I highly recommend building your own omelet for the most fulfilling experience. Not to mention, their iced caramel macchiatos are a great refresher on the side.

No matter which city, state, or country I am currently in, I make it my mission to eat as a local would. In Lexington, Kentucky, these four breakfast spots are guaranteed provide you with a plethora of different types of food to get you through even the worst cases of morning hunger. Though these places are my current favorites, I am now looking forward to containing the search for more breakfast restaurants, cafes, and juice bars throughout my next four years in this city.

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