Aussie Cosmo 2
I was featured in Cosmopolitan Australia! Working with the talented Julia Naughton, I analyzed the fridges of 4 couples who don’t live together to see how compatible they are on the dating front.
Here’s couple 2 of 4…
Couple number 2 is Zoe (top 2 fridge pix) and Gordon (bottom 2 fridge pix): both are 21 years old.
Like most couples, I see plenty of compatibility here and a few question marks. That said, they’ve been together for 4 years so they’re obviously doing something right.
Now, diving into their fridges, here’s what sticks out to me…
Gordon and Zoe have this in common: their fridges are shit-shows. If there’s chaos in one’s fridge, there’s usually chaos in one’s life.
Zoe’s Freezer looks like the epicenter of an earthquake and Gordon’s fridge looks like a dance scene from Slumdog Millionaire. Now, it’s possible they’re both having a crazy week, but this is our watering hole. It reflects what’s going on elsewhere in our lives.
As Zoe is putting pots straight into her fridge (rather than Tupperware), it tells me she’s not 100% on top of things, crazed or a tad lazy. When Gordon opens his fridge door, half his shit probably falls out. He might be a bit neater and more polished on the outside, but they’re both messy marvins on the inside.
They also seem like they’ve outgrown their current spaces. The good thing…they’re both in the same camp. (The perfect time to move into a bigger space together ☺)
Meeting of the Minds?
Zoe is clearly a thinker, an intellectual and wants to challenge herself. She’s probably liberal and definitely idealistic. I don’t say this as a judgment; it’s just obvious from what’s on her fridge.
I can’t say that Gordon and Zoe party less than Libby and Dane, but Zoe probably feels more burdened to solve the world’s problems. I can’t tell if Gordon feels the same. Outside his fridge energy rating, I see no signs that he’s environmentally conscious, whereas Zoe has the (worth-watching) doc Bag It front and center.
My wife and I don’t have the exact same political beliefs and many couples don’t. Either way, it’s fine as long as Zoe still makes room for Gordon in her life and her beliefs don’t have to be his.
I also took note of the Calendar on Zoe’s fridge: not sure if Zoe has suffered from depression, or it’s a cause she believes in, but if she does suffer, it’ll be an issue they’ll have to deal with together moving forward.
A Healthy Harem
Gordon and Zoe eat relatively healthy. So I have to assume they look relatively good naked.
They both seem to be active, backed up by Zoe’s aloe vera, for when she’s in the sun and Gordon’s Up N’ Go breakfast shakes, for when he…well, ups and goes. I can provide a list, but suffice to say that they both have lots of fruits and veggies, the cornerstone to any nutritious diet.
To further Camp Compatible, they both eat meat, which I like to see. It’s not a deal breaker if one is a vegetarian, but it does become an issue if they expect the other to follow their dietary restrictions.
Plus, on the sexual front, I find a direct correlation between a woman’s love of beef and boning. (Go Gordon ☺) Yes, I’ve met several vivacious vegetarians over the years, and it’s not a universal rule, but when women deny themselves the joy of food, they often deny themselves in other departments as well.
Zoe is a foodie and a fan of the foreign variety. She has mango pickle, popular in South Asia and India, plus she has several other foreign and specialty foods that are mostly found in specialty stores.
She also prefers variety, and quality over quantity. Now, I don’t know how often Zoe and Gordon see each other, but as her fridge has enough grub to survive the apocalypse, I have to assume they spend more time at her place. Much of her stash is perishable and 1 person couldn’t possibly finish it.
Gordon too has a touch of the foreign fetish via his wasabi and rice. Now, his fridge doesn’t scream guy’s guy to me, which might be compatible with Zoe, who’s liberal. Any dude that stocks soymilk over beer is more likely to prefer the arts over adventure.
Now, I like that Zoe has beer, wine olives and lemons, which can be for cocktails, but I see no sign of alcohol in Gordon’s fridge, which leads us to…
Is Gordon Sober?
It could be he digs on red wine or spirits that don’t need to chill.
Now, when it comes to dating, there’s no 100% right and wrong. (Unless we’re talking about Oscar Pistorious) Just what’s right and wrong for us. Personally, I couldn’t date someone who’s sober. Some of my closest friends don’t drink, I just happen to be a drinker, and lets face it: it’s not fun to drink alone.
Gordon might very well drink, I just don’t see it here. (And it’s a safe bet he doesn’t have a separate wine fridge, as his main fridges is a starter model).
I do like that they both have cheese on standby to pair with wine, should they have it.
Is Timing Everything?
Zoe and Gordon both looks like they’re starting out in their careers or finishing up school. They’re a good fit for each other on this front. Personally, if I saw a woman with a starter fridge, she wouldn’t be a fit for me. Not that a starter fridge is a turn-off, I’d just think we were in different places in our lives and might not be a match for a long-term relationship.