You all know that the first time you visit the home of the person you just started dating the first thing you do is go rifle through the medicine cabinet. Admit it. We all do it. But have you considered checking their fridge? It might tell you far more than if they’re on anti-depressants and might have a cream for an itch in a sensitive area.
John Stonehill is all about checking his date’s refrigerator. He’s so committed to this theory, John created Check Their Fridge (CheckTheirFridge.com), a dating advice site that gives you the full low down based on what’s in someone’s Sub Zero. We asked him for the 10 best things you can learn from what is behind door number one.
John theorizes there’s a direct connection between our fridge and our finances. If they’re rocking a Sub Zero, it’s likely they’re rocking in their career. If their fridge is barely holding on, most likely, so are their wallets. When it comes to their food and drink, are they buying name brands or generic? If brands, how high-end? “When it comes to certain products, in my book, it’s brand or nothing. If you can’t afford the extra eighty cents for Heinz ketchup, move back in with your parents,” says John.
If They Have a Banging Body
It’s true what they say – you are what you eat. From your date’s fridge, you can see how healthy they eat and if they’re fueling any workouts. (But if they keep their protein powder in the fridge instead of on top, well, that’s just weird). If they’re fridge is full of nothing but junk food, no matter how good they look now, that hot bod surely won’t be around for long.
Will They Boil Your Bunny?
If they have chaos in their fridge, they have chaos in their life. “If their fridge is a shithole and they can’t care for it properly, they most likely can’t care for their relationships properly either,” says John. Now if their fridge is a disaster, they’re likely loco. But a fridge that is too orderly could spell OCD. You want a nice, normal average.
How Much They Party
“Personally, I couldn’t date someone who didn’t drink,” John says. There are no rights and wrongs when it comes to dating, just if they’re right or wrong for you. And obviously if there is a bottle of rose, a six pack, and a bottle of champagne for special occasions, that’s fine. If their fridge is stocked full of forties like the “Ain’t Nothing But a G Thang” their partying might be out of hand. Also look out for any bottle of red that’s been set to chill. No one wants to date a Philistine!
If They’re Environmentally Conscious
Are they chucking a case of plastic water bottles into landfills each week, or using reusable water bottles and filters? Sometimes a Brita is the best thing you can see. Also look for organic produce. Not only does it say your date cares about the earth, but the quality of their food and what they’re putting in their body.
If They’re Well Traveled
“Do they have stuff in their fridge that they most likely had to discover oversees? “ John says. “I once peeked in a girl’s fridge and she had a fruit that looked like a porcupine humped a football. It sure wasn’t domestic, which was a big turn-on.
Everything Is Social
“If they’re a guy, do they have multiple beer brands? If they do, they’re probably hosting their buddies to watch the game,” says John. “I always believe in having munchies on standby and being prepared to have guests over. If you’re single, you should expect to have guests. It’s a part of dating and meeting new people.” If they have a Costco-sized box of Bagel Bites, not only are they hosting TV nights, but you should put a ring on that immediately.
Is Pregnancy in the Cards?
If her fridge looks like she already is feeding a family, she’s the nurturing type, she’s ready to play that role. She also clearly has some serious baby making on the mind, so if you’re not ready, always wear protection even if she swears she’s on the pill. “Plus, it’s one thing to have a pic or two of your nieces or nephew, but if it’s a collage, I’d put my sperm on lockdown,” says John.
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