Hi! I was just diagnosed with Celiac a few months ago as a 20 something, and it has complicated dating life a little bit because the typical dinner date is not an option for me or too stressful worrying about cross-contamination. Any suggestions for casual date ideas that don’t center around food? Especially for a newer relationship where all the details of celiac disease aren’t on the table yet.
Hi amyb, I was diagnosed three years ago and finding suitable dating locations still gives me a headache. I usually try to meet up for coffee/ tea at a coffee shop. I have a tea or soda and just find an excuse not to eat anything which never caused any issues so far. That way I don’t have to stress about cross-contamination, any symptoms or my date struggling with this new piece of information. Alternatively, I also went on dates to go ice-skating, bowling, visiting the zoo or seeing interesting exhibitions. It’s all about getting creative and finding activities that don’t centre around food like you said. Good luck.
Yep, find common interest in other things. Search the web for date ideas. I’ve enjoyed park runs, craft shops, ice cream/yogurt places, skating, and more.
One issue I’ve run into is longer dates where we’re out and about for hours and then I get hungry. However, my significant other was a techy and adeventurer so he downloaded Yelp and some other apps to locate GF spots. Sometimes he tried them before me and other times we tried them together. I think he enjoyed the challenge. If you have any other questions feel free to reply.