Date a guy who cooks. Date a guy who understands that the sense of taste matters.
Date a guy who cooks. Date a guy who appreciates different kinds of flavors, whether it be sweet or sour, bitter or salty, hot or spicy. For he will understand your different moods. Yes he will be aware why once a month, you may get irritated for no reason at all. He won't have to learn about mood swings and monthly period or even pms; he will just know.
Find a guy who cooks. You will know that he does because when you see him eats in a restaurant or a foodchain or even just in a canteen, he will know the spices used in his dish. He may say "Oh they used tormeric in this salmon" or "WOW! Paprika in spaghetti?" He is the one buying stuffs in the grocery, looking over the McCormick stand to check on seasonings, and herbs and spices. He is the one who can tell you the difference between rosemary and marjoram. He is the one who can tell you that msg is not good for your health and tell you not to buy instant seasonings because of its carcinogenic elements. That's the cook. He knows what to use to produce food that's healthy and tasty without those magical ingredients.
He is the guy you see roaming in the public market to buy fresh onions and garlic. He knows that fresh leafy vegetables arrive very early in the morning so he must be one of the firsts to buy, and if not, even in the late of the afternoon he will check which ones are still good enough to give you vitamins and minerals. Go with him even just once. Ask him what he likes better - fish or meat.
Surprise him with a gift. Make him say "Oh wow! Mighty wooden spoon and ladle!" He will think you understand the connection between wooden utensils and teflon. Rest assured when friction arises, you will be thankful for he knows that real nature won't hurt what's under your surface.
It's easy to date a guy who cooks. Hang around restaurants like Max's, or Delicious Kitchen. You could stand by MannHann or if you want in Thai Kitchen or Phobac or better yet, stay in Coffee Bean a little longer. He will sense that you love cultures as well.
Let him know what you think of arrabiata on spaghetti or ask what he thinks of soup before meals. You will be in for a surprise. For one day when you get colds, he will make you chicken soup because he knows it is a natural cure for that illness. You'll know he is great in caring for he gives you the best cure - his love.
When he gets frustrated because he thinks he messed up cooking your food, don't ask why, just hug him tight and it will be alright. Eat the food with enthusiasm, because his only problem is that there's a missing ingredient. It's okay, that's just how he is. He cares so much about the completeness and fullness of the goodness of the taste of his recipe, in the same way that he cares about the fullness of his happiness with you. And that without you, he will be different.
Date a guy who cooks because more than you deserve it, he deserves it too. He deserves to be appreciated and you deserve to be taken care of.
Date a guy who cooks because you'll enjoy not only the food but also his company. Your bonding will be different because in the process of eating, you will establish routine. The food he will serve, and you will pray, eat and enjoy, then talk and laugh.
Know that a guy who cooks also love stories because in every dish he cooks or menu he invents, there's a story at the background. So while savoring the flavor and taste, talk to him. He will love it. And he will love you more.
Date a guy who cooks. It's a great deal if he is a guy who also bakes.
So date a guy who cooks. Trust me. I married one.
Inspired by Date a Girl Who Reads by Rosemary Urquico