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Have you met your S.O. through Chowhound?

myclawyer Mar 24, 2008 09:40 AM

I was wondering if anyone has ever met their significant other through Chowhound. If so, could you share your story?

  1. Miss Needle Mar 24, 2008 09:46 AM

    Haven't met DH through chowhound, but took him to the Chowhound potato chip/cola tasting event on our second date. So Chowhound did play its role.

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      Janet from Richmond Mar 24, 2008 10:39 AM

      I did not meet my Dh through Chowhound. I did pick him up in a bar when I overheard him talking to someone about a recent visit to The Inn at Little Washington and being the outgoing person I am, jumped into the conversation with my own experiences at The Inn (my first husband was one of their original employees) and as they say, the rest was history. 7 months later, he took me to The Inn for my 35th birthday and three months after that we were married.

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      1. re: Janet from Richmond
        MMRuth Mar 24, 2008 12:39 PM

        Great story!

      2. deborah24 Mar 24, 2008 12:36 PM

        HA! Not a hope. The man is Irish and does things to a steak that make me want to weep. He thinks things aren't cooked until they are burnt. Luckily we both cook or one of us would be starving..... and it wouldn't be me!

        Wonder how many out there are with people who are like mine... :P

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        1. re: deborah24
          Gio Mar 24, 2008 12:44 PM

          Mine *Used* to be similar - but since we've been cooking from the COTM these last few weeks, this Irishman loves cooking with a wok and thinks he's Asian.

          1. re: Gio
            deborah24 Mar 26, 2008 12:45 PM

            There is hope!! I just have to get him to TRY something.... The man won't even attempt anything other than his 5 standard meals. Oh, well... can't be perfect all the time.

        2. Chowpatty Mar 24, 2008 03:49 PM

          I didn't, but someone else on the L.A. board did (Dommy and Mattapoisett). They're so lucky to have found good eating partners with each other.
          I did, however, meet a friend on Chowhound, but it turned out we travelled in very similar circles and knew all the same people anyway, but had somehow never met until Chowhound!

          1. egit Mar 24, 2008 07:52 PM

            I would think with the way the boards are so heavily moderated, it would be nearly impossible to have a "conversation" like that. Not that the moderation is a bad thing, but it's just a characteristic of Chowhound. Maybe at a chowdown it would be possible, but probably not just on the boards themselves.

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            1. re: egit
              susancinsf Mar 24, 2008 08:31 PM

              that would be meeting them through CH..presumably if they liked each others posts they would take it off line for the fun stuff!

              I was already attached when I found CH, but I have made friends through the Chowdowns...it is a great way to meet like-minded people. I did have a friend I wanted to set up with someone (he really needed to settle down), so I dragged him to a few Chowdown events, since he has somewhat houndish tendencies and can be an adventurous eater...nothing ever clicked for him there, but he met and married a great woman on his own ...and it turns out she is in a food-related career and lurks on the boards! (So I apparently had the right idea :-))

              1. re: susancinsf
                SharaMcG Apr 2, 2008 04:33 PM

                I met my SO online, but not here. We're both writers and met at an online writing forum. Read each other's posts, started talking via private messaging and email and the rest is history. We've been together five years. I'm surprised at how many people I meet nowadays who've met their partner online. Guess it's not so unusual anymore.

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              heymary Apr 4, 2008 10:42 PM

              Just curious, how WOULD you meet anyone on Chowhound? I moved to LA a while ago and everyone on the board there seems great, its just, I can't figure out how I would suggest meeting up to explore some restaurants together. I'm finding the whole LA thing pretty lonely so any ideas welcome.

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              1. re: heymary
                Miss Needle Apr 5, 2008 09:38 AM

                Maybe meetup.com has a food meet up group in LA? You should definitely check out the site and see. There are several in NYC (though I haven't been to any). One of the CH members here started a World Food Lovers Group that seems to be very good with many scheduled functions. I'm thinking about going to one one of these days.

                1. re: Miss Needle
                  heymary Apr 5, 2008 12:59 PM

                  So, in fact, I can't just say "hey want to try the restaurant out with me??" I made a post yesterday asking for advice on Koreatown because I was going to try to cycle there from Santa Monica (no car). Someone replied that they've done it a few times, and gave both a restaurant AND a route. Now, that was a flash in the dark. NO ONE cycles very much here AND this man/woman likes Korean food as well aacck...I really can't suggest we try it together?? Why is chowhound so strict about that??

                  1. re: heymary
                    The Chowhound Team Apr 5, 2008 01:46 PM

                    Our guidelines for organizing Chowdowns are explained in our Posting Etiquette at http://www.chowhound.com/topics/36760...

                    If you want to contact a specific hound to suggest a chow date, check his/her profile to see if he/she lists an email address.

                    1. re: The Chowhound Team
                      heymary Apr 5, 2008 06:44 PM

                      We have PROFILES? I didn't know. But I don't see where I could put my email address. Just a blog address.

                      1. re: heymary
                        JonParker Apr 6, 2008 11:49 AM

                        I put my email in the blog area. But I agree, a place for email would be nice.

                        1. re: heymary
                          justagthing Apr 6, 2008 07:56 PM

                          There are a couple of groups that you could join if you want to meet other foodies. One of the regulars on this site is pleasurepalate. This poster has a foodie group.
                          Also, there are groups that you can find in yahoo groups or as the above stated, a meetup group.

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                  lgss Apr 5, 2008 08:30 AM

                  No, but we met through veggiedate !

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                    burlgurl Apr 5, 2008 08:50 AM

                    just a question I've often wondered about...What does "DH" stand for?

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                    1. re: burlgurl
                      Miss Needle Apr 5, 2008 09:24 AM

                      To me, I'm saying "dear husband." Just being lazy when typing -- two keystrokes versus 12.

                      1. re: burlgurl
                        capeanne Apr 5, 2008 04:48 PM

                        I thought Dining Husband like DC is dining companion or am I text acronym illiterate ?

                        1. re: capeanne
                          Janet from Richmond Apr 6, 2008 02:27 PM

                          Dh is a common acronym for husband on message boards, email, etc. for a variety of interests, not just food. The joke is often that it can be "Dear Husband", "Darling Husband" or "Damn Husband" depending on mood/context.

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