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Mar 30, 2011 09:07 AM

Washington Post Date Lab participant claims to be a "foodie"

Check this out. The Washington Post has a Sunday magazine feature called Date Lab, in which two people are matched up on a blind date. Last week's edition featured a lady who made certain claims on her application that she was unable/unwilling to back them up. Look what this self-proclaimed "foodie" refuses to try:

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  1. I don't understand why you would be a bit of a "poser" on a dating they won't notice? LOL
    My friend dated this way and got sooooo tired of the truth being s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d, he said when they claimed to be "height- weight proportionate" he said he felt like asking....."proportionate to what"?

    1. That date lab was AWKWARD. The food was the biggest faux pas. She into the food scene and he's into cooking, although the whole "we speak French during brunch" was a tad, wee bit twee to me.

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      1. re: monavano

        I can understand him getting excited about someone else who claims to speak French if he's into keeping up his French conversational skills. Claiming to speak a language you don't speak is a recipe for embarrassment.

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        1. I always read "Date Lab" because 9 times out of 10 I find it utterly incredulous - mostly the after-date comments which are so often hurtful &/or downright rude.

          This one definitely took the cake though. "Foodie"?????? I think not. Either she's ignorant of the term, delusional, pretentious, or all three. It's not like he was asking her to try monkey brains or something - lol!

          1. I met a woman in DC once who said she was a foodie, I asked her what kind of foods she liked & she said "I like meals that are small and very expensive."

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            1. re: Angel Food

              that right there made it worth reading the date lab report, angel food! indeed a LOL!