I would ask why you're dating this guy at all, but the answer is in the first sentence of your last paragraph. Physical amazingness counts for a lot, but it doesn't make up for general incompatibility.
I’ve been there when my boyfriend has had a shitty day in the kitchen, I’ve been there when he’s smashed it out and is high on adrenaline.
I’ve learned a lot in being with my boyfriend, I would even say that my entire perspective on cooks and cooking has changed. If you ever want to know what being a chef is really like, ask their girlfriend.
It would be like me saying, "I work for the Globe and am dating this writer, but all he does is talk about his ?
Ugh." If I felt that way about dating a writer, I just wouldn't.
Kitchen work is intensely high-pressure, with very little tangible reward for most of one’s career, and the people who thrive in this environment are driven by internal forces that are hard to understand for us normals.
If you’re going to date one of them, there are a few things you’re going to need to understand. Let’s get one thing straight: We’re not here to tell you how to pick up a bartender.
#3 Live Fast Die Young Being a chef is physically hard.
However, because cooking jobs aren’t treated as careers, this means they don’t earn benefits.
If you’re halfway off a barstool right now and wondering how to get that Irish-accented, pint-pulling babe/bro back to your place, we can’t help you (for a number of reasons, actually).