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Check their Fridge

A Dating Guide

Prologue: Winter 1998

We’ve all been there: on a date when we get that first invitation back to their apartment. Considering I made out with Haley in the street on our last date, one thing was certain: tonight I was going to see her topless.

Factoring that in with her preppy looks, her Princeton education and her Jewish background, I guesstimated that I had a 50% chance of sex-sex and a 40% chance of something even more personal to women than sex-sex: oral sex ... Read More

Fridge Analysis

Stonehill,

Help! This is Jack’s fridge. Here’s the deal: I really like him and he makes me laugh. We sleep together, but he hardly calls and when he does, we hardly go out. I understand that he travels a ton, but I’d like to see him more. Basically I don’t know what’s going on, does his Fridge tell you anything?

xoxo

-Lindsey

Stonehill Analysis

Lindsey,

You seem like a sweetheart and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Greg is as genuine as a 3-dollar bill. He’s not traveling a ton, he just doesn’t want to see you. If he did, he’d call and take you out in public.

We’re here to find the one, so I won’t waste your time with Jack the Jerk-off, and prefer to yank the Band-Aid off quickly.

Lets dive into his fridge. This is a guy who clearly doesn’t leave home much. How do I know? Cause I travel a ton and my fridge doesn’t look like I have enough to survive when the big one hits. Nobody’s left behind this much evidence since OJ, check out the bottom…

I can’t tell you when his bushel of apples was bought, but considering they’re pristine, and without plastic, they’re fresh. His bread in the left drawer is also in good shape and a clear signal he’ll be in town awhile. Buying bread is committing to making sandwiches and/or breakfast at home.

Moving up a shelf, the guy has Tupperware. That’s a pretty domesticated dude. I don’t have Tupperware and I’m married for God’s sake. If he can put enough thought into keeping his shit fresh, he can put enough thought into dialing a freakin’ phone.

Moving up a shelf, look at those sandwiches. They’re less than a day old, and I hope one is for you. If not, he’s having company after you skedaddle. This guy is too damn healthy to down two heroes at once.

Now in defense of you short-changing yourself, I assume Jack has a hard body. There’s a serious amount healthy shit here. I never ever saw a dude with coconut water. Jamie Lee Curtis has less yogurt. The guy’s got game. Almond milk for cereal, skim milk for breakfast and coffee, I’m Impressed. For him, not your prospects.

I don’t even need to get into the bottle of wine and olives, my point is made.

Jack is clearly capable of caring about himself and his comfort, though not your feelings. Now, I’m assuming if you’re sharing your feelings with me, you are with him. (If not, we’ll talk about a good therapist)

Jack is not a bad guy if he doesn’t like you. He’s a bad guy if he’s lying to you. But you’re the one who’s truly at fault here. You dictate the relationship you want to live. If you’re giving Jack everything he needs (i.e.: a good rogering) without getting what you need in return, you’re empowering him to do so.

If you want to see him more, don’t shag him until he sees you more. If you want to be taken out, don’t shag him til he takes you out. Stop giving him what he needs without getting what you need in return. If he stops calling? F’m. Buy a Rabbit and join a tennis league.

If you value yourself less than Happy Hour at Sizzler, that’s what you get…average dudes who want all they can eat for a minimal investment.

Fridge Dating Scorecard

Shag on first date: 8
Considering the guy is probably in great shape and not worthy of being your boyfriend, this is clearly a Bone and Bolt situation.

Marry: 2
The dick won’t even take you out for dinner, Tina Turner saw more chivalry than this.

Sleeping with the Enemy: 3
The guy seems like he has far more fish to fry, but having enough shit in his fridge for a stakeout bumps him up a couple of points.

6Medium, Male, Neverbang, Dating, Relationships, Love, Refrigerator,

ThrowbackThurs

Here you go Stonehill,

My fridge, break it down and give it to me straight! I am someone who has a pretty easy time getting dates, but a hard time procuring a commitment. Shed some light, would you??

-Lizzy

Stonehill Analysis

Lizzy, commitment or no commitment, I have to thank you. I felt trapped on the short yellow bus of fridges last week, and this week, I get to kick it off in Positive Town.

Your fridge tells me a lot of things, one of which is that you have a lot to offer. I love your honesty and wish I had the perfect answer to your question, but unfortunately, no one does. Love isn’t a mathematical formula or a puzzle that can be solved.

One theory is that you still haven’t decided who you are, the same way you still haven’t decided what you want. (Another theory is that you have a bottle that says ‘Death’ in you’re freezer, and as I’d like to give you the benefit of the doubt here, for your sake, and mine, please chuck it)

Now, looking at your fridge, what I see is several types of women. You’re like a single, female (and I’m sure very attractive) mutt. And as Bill Murray so eloquently explained to us in Stripes, there’s nothing that’s more faithful, that’s more loyal, more loveable than the mutt.

Here is just a sampling of the breeds of women I see living in your fridge…

The Career Woman

Your side-by-side fridge tells me you’re either a homeowner or living in an upscale rental. It’s not a stainless steel, so you’re not the CEO yet, but doing well nonetheless.

You’re career lifestyle is also backed by your impressive collection of name brand condiments, which shows you do a shitload of takeout and are willing to pay extra to enjoy it.

The Homemaker

Though I can see you splurge on some products, you’re budget conscious nonetheless. I’m a believer in enjoying one’s money, but not wasting, and there’s evidence you follow this strategy…

  • No bottled water, so I assume there’s a filter on your tap.
  • The large half and half shows you brew coffee at home.
  • You shop at Whole Foods for certain items, but a regular market, such as a Ralph’s for some straight up groceries.
  • You have a bottle of Apothic Wine, which costs around 4 X 2 Buck Chuck.

The Girl Next Door

I’m a big fan of the GND, as most men are. Your fridge is not the most guy-friendly in the world, but I do like to see the beer and all-star lineup of hot sauces for wings during game day. This tells me that guys love dropping by, but none of them frequently staying over as there’s no OJ. And guys drink OJ in the morning far more than the ladies.

The Hardbody

You’ve got plenty of fruits and veggies to round out a healthy diet and as well as plenty of ammo to make some power smoothies. And power smoothies = a power tush. Plus, you have enough Kind Bars to keep Costco stocked for like a week.

Now, I love someone who is well rounded. The literary characters we fall in love are often difficult to define. The lovable cop who’s also a criminal. The hooker with the heart of gold (and the nice rack to properly protect that gold heart). But as we learned from Max Fisher, when you spread yourself to thin, it can work against you.

A fridge is just a quick glimpse into someone’s life. You have a lot going on and all won’t be answered here. But think about who you want to be. And think about who you want to be with. Once you do, it’s a good start.

When it comes to dating, I’ve always believed that you should go out with as many people as you can. For you though, it’s time to start using a compass.

Fridge Dating Scorecard (on scale of 1 to 10)

Bang on first date: 6
Your fridge has enough for a guy to settle in and get comfy, but it’s not an outright invitation to spend the night. And most often when a chick shags a guy, it’s an assumption he’ll stick around til morning.

Marry: 7.5
The qualities I see translate to marriage potential. The more you settle down in your life, the more likely you’ll settle down with someone else.

Boil your Bunny: 4
You seem like you have too much going on to be the obsessed type. But I have to say the ‘Death’ bottle and unmarked frozen meat in your freezer does leave me a tad nervous.

6Medium,

#DateTipTuesdays

Dating Advice for Beyond the Fridge

Today’s Tip: Find Communal Tables

As I touched on last week, when I was single, I loved going to bars and restaurants with communal tables.

Why? It took the most awkward step out of meeting someone: the approach.

It’s hard to approach someone no matter how smooth you are. All these thoughts can pop in your head…
- Do they see you coming?
- Are you interrupting their conversation?
- Once you start chatting, do you sit, or have that you-standing, her-sitting, you feeling like a douchebag thing going on?

The approach has been done with expertise and will continue to be in the future.

But why set the bar so much higher than necessary? In general, we all love meeting new people. We might not be looking to sleep with new people, but we still enjoy meeting them. In the day of social media, when there’s less interaction than ever, we’re hungry to be part of a community.

And when someone sits at a community table, the odds are they’re not looking for privacy. So my tip today is to seek these tables out.

When you’re sitting down next to someone, it’s much easier to say ‘hi’. And if a conversation happens, great. If not, no loss. Either way, it takes the pressure off of having to put yourself out on a limb.

There’s already low-hanging fruit to talk about. What are they eating? Is it good? What’s that old-school looking cocktail?

We’ve become a society that’s obsessed with food and drink. And here is the perfect spot to share those thoughts and have fun doing it.

Plus, from naturally being in the middle of each other’s conversations, it doesn’t give you the green light to interrupt, but moments do arise when it’s natural to chime in.

Don’t know where to find communal tables? Just do a Google search for your city and they’ll pop up. Everyone from Yelp to Chow.com, Eater to your local city magazine covers them.

6Medium, Tips,

You & Me Chicago

I was a live guest on You & Me Chicago!

i had a blast chatting about dating and analyzing the fridges of hosts Jeanne Sparrow, Melissa Forman and floor director Nika Clark.

Here’s the segment: http://www.wciu.com/videos/youandme/fridge-dating

Thanks again to Jeanne, Melissa, Nika, producer Rudy Segovia and the entire You & Me team!
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You & Me Chicago

I was a live guest on You & Me Chicago!

i had a blast chatting about dating and analyzing the fridges of hosts Jeanne Sparrow, Melissa Forman and floor director Nika Clark.

Here’s the segment: http://www.wciu.com/videos/youandme/fridge-dating

Thanks again to Jeanne, Melissa, Nika, producer Rudy Segovia and the entire You & Me team!
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You & Me Chicago

I was a live guest on You & Me Chicago!

i had a blast chatting about dating and analyzing the fridges of hosts Jeanne Sparrow, Melissa Forman and floor director Nika Clark.

Here’s the segment: http://www.wciu.com/videos/youandme/fridge-dating

Thanks again to Jeanne, Melissa, Nika, producer Rudy Segovia and the entire You & Me team!

6Medium, Media, You & Me, Chicago, Refrigerator, Dating, Relationships, Marriage, Food, Drink, JeanneSparrow, MelissaForman, Advice, Insight, Funny, Humor,

Fridge Analysis

Hey Stonehill,

Here’s my fridge. What’ya think???

-Mindy

Stonehill Analysis

Mindy, your fridge reminds me of a line in The 40 Year Old Virgin when Andy asks Jay if he’s good looking and Jay tells him, he’s a good-looking cat, but you can’t see it. Same with your fridge.

You’ve got some great stuff going on here. But at first glance, you might think, “wow…this fridge is a shithole”. Because, frankly, it is. And I’m saying this cause you truly are a cool cat, which I’m going to get to in a minute. You’re just not letting others see it.

So lets get the constructive criticism out of the way first…

For starters, your fridge is a mess. There’s no organization, and that schmutz on the bottom looks like it’s been there long enough to pay rent. Your frozen fruits are falling off the shelves, and your frozen veggies are making a run for it. I see stuff in there that dates back to the Bush Administration.

The egg carton looks like it’s crashing your fridge roof-rave, and god invented Tupperware for a reason. I’m impressed that you cook, but pots are meant to live in ovens, not fridges.

Unfortunately, this fridge gives off the wackypack vibe. You might not be, but it’s important to know that’s the vibe you’re giving off. Single woman + fridge pigsty + cat is stereotyped for a reason.

That all said, you got some great attributes and I want them to shine…

First off, you fulfill the classic formula passed down from father to son: healthy diet + exercise = 1 saucy set.

You’d downing tons of fruits and veggies and with the MyoFusion and protein, you’re clearly exercising. Plus, you have other supplements, from Brew Dr. Kombucha to Real Food Organic, that all do your body good.

I also like that you’re clever and resourceful. You make you’re own yogurt, wine and cheese. If you didn’t have electricity, you’d be a sexy Amish.

You’re even a survivalist. You have enough shit on hand to chill when the big one hits, plus frozen veggies to make a seriously mean salsa.

And you got the little things. I love that you have real maple syrup. It blows away corn syrup-based crap and fixing pancakes for a lucky dude on Sunday morning is what weekends are made of. Per your 10 milks and creamer, you’re also ready to wake him to the smell of fresh brewed coffee.

I can go on, but you get my point. You got killer stuff in here, but it’s getting lost. Like a shitty forest drowning out some awesome trees. It’s a no-brainer you’re hot, but that’s only enough for the short team. For the long haul, we don’t marry crazy. We just bang them.

Now, the goods news is it’s easy to change. Here are some suggestions:
• Stop hoarding and throw shit out.
• Organize. If it can’t fit in your fridge, get rid of it. Or better yet, have a get-together at your house and serve it.
• Clean. Wipe down the shelves, mop the floor and find a better home for what’s atop the fridge.
• Focus. You have so much going on in your life, which is great. (And if we can’t find happiness on our own, we won’t with anyone else) But my concern is when I see a single’s fridge packed to the brim, they don’t have room in their life for anyone else.
• Go out. I love that you’re eating half a health-food store. But when single, you have to get out and meet people. With a fridge this packed, you might have too many meals at home.

That’s a good start. We all have shit to work on and no one’s perfect.

Though it’s annoying, life can be a game. And we all have to play it. So put your best foot forward. You’ll be like Ally Sheedy at the end of The Breakfast Club. With a little makeover, we’ll be like, holy crap, this Mindy’s awesome.

Fridge Dating Scorecard (on scale of 1 to 10)

Shag on first date: 8
I don’t think I can come up with a better line than, “Would you like to try my homemade wine?” If that doesn’t grease the rails to Saucy Town, the shots of Fireball sure will.

Marry: 5.5
I see a lady with a ton of potential. You take care of yourself, have personality and you’re clever + resourceful.

My concern is that chaos in one’s fridge usually means chaos in one’s life. I think you can get there, you just has to work on a few things. (Starting with losing the generic ketchup. Any respectable wife buys Heinz ☺)

Boil your Bunny: 4
If you can boil milk to make yogurt, you can boil bunnies to make fear. With so many assets, I won’t sound the alarm, but the mess and survival skills are red flags.

6Medium, Maybebang, Female, Dating, Relationships, Love, Refrigerator, Food, Drinks, Advice, insight, quotes, Funny, Humor,

#DateTipTuesdays

Dating Advice for Beyond the Fridge

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Summer is over, everyone is back in town and the weather starts to cool.

it’s also the perfect time to take advantage of what the season has to offer and meet new people.

I read a great quote from Steven Soderbergh after he made Sex, Lies and Videotape: talent + preparation = luck. And when it comes to dating, we do need to get lucky. So we should put ourselves in a position to do so.

Last winter, I touched on great weekend getaways to meet the opposite sex. (And I love weekend getaways :) But there’s also tons of stuff in town that might not ensure you’ll meet your future spouse, but will, at the very least, surround you with prospects.

For Women

As you know, it’s football season. Which of course, is Christmas come early for men. And men build much of their socializing around watching football. So get involved. Whether a sports bar, a tailgate, or your buddy’s man cave, bring a six-pack and spend the afternoon. (Here are some Fall beer suggestions: http://tmblr.co/Zc4T9s1SGsdHA)

I promise the ratio will be to your liking.

And remember, it’s not just about meeting the people there. It’s about meeting their friends as well. I’m proud to say that several dates have happened by friends meeting at my man cave.

For Men

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…chicks love wine. And Fall is harvest season.

Wine has become so popular, there’s a “wine country” within an hour of most major cities. So grab your buddies and go. Many vineyards will have day-long events around the harvest, including wine, food and even live music.

Yes, they’ll be couples. But they’ll be mucho ladies as well, from Bachelorette parties to just friends enjoying a beautiful day together.

When I was single, I loved going to bars with community tables. (Which I’ll touch on in next week’s #DateTipTuesday) You’re all sitting together, so there’s no need for the approach.

It’s the same at tasting rooms and wine events. And the good news is, even if you don’t meet anyone, you’ll have a great day surrounded by beautiful scenery.

Plus, lets face it…it beats the hell out of crashing funerals with Chazz Reinhold.

6Medium, Tips, Dating, Love, Relationships, Wine, Beer, Advice, Inisght,

Good Day Chicago

I was a live guest on Fox’s Good Day Chicago!

Here’s the segment in which we talk fridge dating and I analyze the fridges of Jake Hamilton and Corey McPherrin: http://tinyurl.com/oh5a73o

It was a pleasure working with producer Adina Klein and the entire Good Day Chicago team!

6Medium, Media, Fox, Gooddaychicago, refrigerator, dating, Love, Relationships, Marriage, Advice, Insight,

Dating Ammo

It’s Fall. And you know what Fall says to me? (Besides sex) Beer.

Whether having a date over to your pad, or grabbing a six-pack and going to the park to enjoy the cool weather and foliage, there are many great Fall beers to enjoy together. And with the higher alcohol content, they’ll be sure to warm you up.

You can never go wrong with the Sam Adams Harvest Collection: http://tinyurl.com/klrag4o, but here are some other line-ups to consider to stock in your fridge:

Men’s Journal

http://tinyurl.com/ppxqfgf

Men’s Fitness

http://tinyurl.com/8dczd4y

Outside (For those park foliage outings)

http://tinyurl.com/n846uvk

Serious Eats

http://tinyurl.com/kxj7uqk

Village Voice

http://tinyurl.com/nr4azcs

Cheers!

6Medium, Advice, Dating, Tips, Insight, Relationships, Love, Beer, Villagevoice, Mensfitness, samadams, Fall, seriouseats, mensjournal, outside,

The Dating Game

Welcome to the first Fall edition of the Fridge Dating Game!

(Cue applause)

Today’s 2 contestants have something in common…they’re both loaded.  Which one would you rather shag?

Fridge Dating Game
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The Dating Game

Welcome to the first Fall edition of the Fridge Dating Game!

(Cue applause)

Today’s 2 contestants have something in common…they’re both loaded.  Which one would you rather shag?

Fridge Dating Game
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The Dating Game

Welcome to the first Fall edition of the Fridge Dating Game!

(Cue applause)

Today’s 2 contestants have something in common…they’re both loaded. Which one would you rather shag?

6Medium, Dating, Relationships, Love, Funny, Humor,

Grazia Magazine

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!

Yvonne drinks

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.

Marriage: 9

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.
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Grazia Magazine

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!

Yvonne drinks

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.

Marriage: 9

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.

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