I would 100 percent know you were lying if you said you’ve never felt a tinge of resentment when a friend or significant other takes a peek at your plate and says, “Can I take a bite?”
Sharing your hard-earned food (well, you ordered it, didn’t you?) is a gut-punch direct to hypothalamus. I’m sorry you opted for a plate of roasted carrots — does that really entitle you to half my cheeseburger?
Sure, you could read what the experts say about the virtues of sharing. But in my mind, the only true and equitable solution is a frank discussion about the potential share situation before the menus come out, coupled with strategic ordering of crowd-pleasing dishes.
Because if you order a side salad and then come hunting for my fries, we’re gonna have an issue.
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Whether due to the medieval laws of chivalry or an evolutionary instinct, fighting on behalf of a woman has long been seen as an honorable endeavor, whether she’s been insulted by another man or outright assaulted. But as the quote goes, we “were so preoccupied with whether or not we could, we didn’t stop to think if we should.” Because, if you talk to contemporary women, the need or desire to fight over her honor isn’t just an ugly, retrograde character trait, it ignores the fact that women can and do have their own agency, and have no desire to be “saved.” READ MORE
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That’s a nightmare you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. Only, as bad as cancer in your mid-20s is, it doesn’t even begin you to prepare for what comes afterward. Because that’s when you get the bill, and as Nathan B. discovered, being suddenly and massively in debt before you even turn 30 is the real nightmare.
Basic Dad Advice: My Kid Is Gay
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What Do We Do Now?
Being in a relationship is great! But when you both work 9-to-5 jobs, are tired as fuck when you get home, it’s easy to fall into the TV-and-occasional-fucking rut. So how do you keep things fresh? Let’s count the ways…
Mine… My Own… My Precious…
Being in a relationship is the pits. Because inevitably it means that you will, at some point, be faced with breaking their hungry little heart or sharing your delicious food.
That, my friends, is the very definition of a dilemma.
What you might not realize, however, is that learning how to share food is a good way to keep the peace. In fact, studies show that sharing food with a good friend or a romantic partner might actually strengthen that relationship.