Check Their Fridge has scoured the world for fridges, and what they reveal about our dating lives.
Our latest stop is the Netherlands. I teamed up with journalist Jill Waas and leading Dutch magazine, Grazia, to peek into the fridges of NL’s up and coming stars.
Second up is Dutch hottie, Yvonne Coldeweijer: http://tinyurl.com/pmpxj3s. Checking her fridge, here’s what men should expect on the dating front…
I’m not a brilliant man, but I’m pretty sure there are a few things we can all agree on:
1. The Dutch know how to speed skate.
2. Global warming is real.
3. Yvonne is seriously saucy.
Now, I hate to admit my mother was right about anything, but she was about this: we are what we eat. Nothing says more about who we are than what we put in our body.
Dating is never an exact science, but what’s in our fridge can reveal a great deal about us, from our health to lifestyle, income to our sex life.
When it comes to Yvonne’s fridge, here are few things it tells us:
Yvonne looks good naked
There’s a classic formula that dates back to the dawn of man: healthy diet + proper exercise = 1 bodacious body.
Yvonne is clearly eating well. She has a hearty stash of fresh berries, salads, fruits and veggies. She also has turkey breast, which is low in fat, and hummus, a two for one special: healthy as well as a shareable food that’s perfect for hosting a date. (Which I’ll further touch on below)
Now, on the exercise front, Yvonne has Red Bull to fuel those workouts (and occasional space dive) and as she has only 1 bottle of water in her fridge, I assume that’s for on-the-go, as it’s not her primary water source when she’s home.
If you’re not taking care of yourself when you’re single, you’ll most likely look even worse when you’re married. Our schedules get tighter as we get older and the time we have to hit the gym and eat well shrinks as we have a mortgage to pay and kids to raise.
Life is a balance. And Yvonne is balancing quite well.
Yvonne eats meat
Though we wish it otherwise, dating is not black and white. Just what’s right for us. Personally speaking, I like a woman who eats red meat. I’ve found there is a direct correlation between a woman’s love of beef and boning.
That’s not to say there aren’t many very saucy vegetarians out there. But in general, food is life. It’s intimate. It’s what keeps us going. If we deny ourselves our love of food, we often deny ourselves in other areas in our life as well.
And lets face it: it’s kind of hot when a girl can kick back with a burger and a beer. Survey says…bing!
Some of my closest friends are sober. I just couldn’t date them. Again, that’s what works for me, not everyone.
I happen to be a drinker. I’m not an alch, but I love a drink after work and a bottle of wine with dinner. And I need a partner in crime. One of my favorite getaways is when my wife and I spend a weekend in the wine country.
Now, can Yvonne build a happy life with a dude who won’t touch the sauce? Of course. But lets face it: why the hell would Yvonne want to drink alone? It just ain’t fun.
Yvonne is Date Ready
When we’re single, it’s so important to be date ready. What do I mean by date ready? I mean when the love train comes along, we’re ready to hop on.
There were times in my life when I avoided intimacy to keep myself on the outside looking in. I wouldn’t take care of myself physically and by doing this, I’d subtly close myself off to other people. Now, I don’t care if you’re a size 2 or a size 12, it’s important to feel comfortable with who you are and how you look.
On the dating front, we all love a good host. In a healthy relationship, our boyfriend or girlfriend becomes friends with our friends and vice-versa.
It’s clear from Yvonne’s fridge, that she’s a born host and as date ready as they come. She has snacks to serve a date before or after dinner, cheeseburgers for a late night snack and eggs and OJ come morning. Plus, she’s catering to other people’s taste with enough beer and wine to properly grease the rails to Saucy Town.
Do I think that’s why she’s buying all these things? No. But being date ready does put us at ease, even if it’s subconscious, that when opportunity knocks, we’re ready to answer.
Fridge Dating Scorecard
Shag on 1st Date: 6
With such a date ready fridge and all this booze on standby, the possibilities are endless. The caveat is, I get the feeling Yvonne is a GND. (That would be a Girl Next Door, one of my fave types of ladies)
A GND is the type of girl we played tag with as kids and woke up 20 years later unable to believe we didn’t want to shag her all long. (Think Betty in the Archie comics) A GND can drink beers with the guys and have them over to watch a ballgame.
As I imagine Yvonne has plenty of guy friends, I imagine she’s been advised to hold off on the horizontal hula until at least Date 2. Thus, I have to drop her a couple of points.
There’s no such thing as a sure thing. (Outside the red light district, of course)
But Yvonne is a five-star prospect, which is as good as it gets. She eats well (but not crunchy over the top), exercises, drinks, digs meat, is ready to host and is financially independent.
Now, there’s a sports expression: that’s why you play the game. Meaning, no matter how good a team looks on paper, you never know what’s going to happen on the field.
It’s the same with dating. We’re all a little crazy. And whether Yvonne is a match for you, I couldn’t say. But looking at her fridge, at the very least, she’s sure worth getting to know better.
Boil your Bunny: 2
Bunny Boilers are usually OCD. They’re scary. They give us the heebie jeebies. There’s a reason we still have nightmares about Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction.
I don’t see that here. Yvonne’s fridge just works. It’s clean and organized, and like life itself, has a necessary balance.
Elle Woods said in Legally Blond, “happy people just don’t shoot their husbands”. Per Yvonne’s fridge, and the lifestyle it supports, Yvonne looks pretty damn happy.