I Just Noticed All My Boyfriend and I Ever Talk About Is Food

Me: "I had that leftover steak for lunch, it was delish." Boyfriend: "NICE." Is this what happens after 7 years in a relationship?

Jun 6, 2011 at 10:02am | Leave a comment

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My partner and I like to stay apprised of each other's lunch habits. It's not unusual for me to get a text from him just reading "pizza party," which means he is eating pizza at the office. (Who wouldn't want to know?)

Or I'll write him,"I had a chocolate chip cookie," to which he'll respond something like "Score" or "Nice work." 

The above is a true text exchange between he and I this earlier this afternoon. I read it to Anya and she laughed. So I scrolled back and read another one. And then another. And then I realized that every single message between us in my phone is about food!

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We used to sext, now we're mostly interested in the contents of each other's stomachs. We do the same thing in emails!

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To be fair, we also send each other pictures of funny monkeys, to which the receiver inevitably responds, "That's my guy."

Is this all there is to "talk" about after 7 years? Should I try to spice things up and text him something totally inedible? If so, what? Just tell me, I WILL send it!  (And post the results, he'll love that.) All suggestions must be in the spirit of improving, not destroying, my relationship.

It's either that or start a super-niche Tumblr called "Me and My Boyfriend Talk About Food," which will probably be read primarily by Anya, who seems to find this kind of thing hilarious.