There are some things that most of us can agree are important for couples to have in common, like similar interests and plans for the future. But according to Susan Trombetti, celebrity matchmaker and CEO ofExclusive Matchmaking, there’s one thing you may have overlooked that can determine if you’re in sync with a potential partner: your fitness and eating goals.
"In my practice, I see that eating and workout habits are more important to my clients than religion was to their parents,” Trombetti explains. "So to achieve a relationship where two people work out, they should enjoy the same lifestyle."
So basically, it doesn’t matter if you’re at the gym seven days a week or you’re someone who brings in the groceries bag-by-bag, you just want to find someone who’s into the same things so you’re compatible. A foodie and a super picky person who’s favorite food is ketchup are going to have a hard time deciding on where to have dinner, much less finding love.
And when you do find a potential online dating match, here are some pre-date questions to ask to see how compatible you are:
- Do you spend your Friday night vegging out on the couch, or hitting the gym because it's "not crowded?"
- Is your drunk snack a slice of pizza, or nut butter on an apple?
- Is your idea of working out lifting heavy weights, or walking to the nearest ice cream shop two blocks away?
- Do you go to Whole Foods for the fresh produce or the chicken strips in the hot section?
- Is your idea of a good Instagram post a couple's workout video or a thirst trap on the beach?
- When someone orders soft pretzel sticks for the table, do you grab the biggest one before anyone else can, or pass because it's not your cheat day?
- Do you actually like tacos, or do you just not want to be in a fight with your partner for "not suggesting something other than tacos"?
- How do you feel about bread baskets?