Post # 1
Forgive me if there was a thread on this topic at some point in time. New bee, over here. 😛
Anyway, I was just curious if there are any things – such as certain foods, activities, or TV shows – or anything of the like, that you are now “hooked on” because of your SO’s influence? For example – if it wasn’t for my boyfriend, I probably wouldn’t have watched (and totally enjoyed!) Breaking Bad & Dexter. I also would not be such a bubble tea (or tea in general) drinker if we didn’t drink it together most of the time. I also am now more knowledgeable in the world of Fantasy Sports (football, hockey) and Soccer thanks to him. 😁 That’s mine! What’s yours?
Post # 2
Rock climbing. I bought the equipment in university (free for students to use the climbing wall) and my shoes just hurt sooooo much that I barely went. Went a few times over the years with friends, but always was in too much pain. Shortly before I met my boyfriend a friend mentioned my shoes might be too tight (they are supposed to be uncomfortable, but not the level of pain I was in). My friend was right. I was able to exchange my shoes after 5 years (MEC has a “rock solid” guarantee). I went once and it was a lot better, but I never really associated rock climbing with being fun.
I am quite outdoorsy and my boyfriend and I skied and hiked a lot together. He asked if I’d ever tried rock climbing because he’d like to try it. I said I had stuff but wasn’t a huge fan. I was happy to take the “Intro to Rock Climbing” course with him as a date night. He LOVED it. After that first night we took a four week course, bought climbing gym memberships, and recently (as our first joint purchase) bought outdoor climbing gear (ropes/quickdraws/carabiners).
I am completely into it now. It is so fun, and I love setting goals and seeing myself improving. It’s a great workout and a monthly gym membership is cheaper than going out regularly for drinks.
Post # 3
I never used to put chocolate in the refrigerator until I met my husband. Now we keep the chocolate in the refrigerator and I swear it tastes better that way!
Post # 4
Probably European soccer, some traveling (although I’m still incomparable to him) and French anything in general.pinkcherries92 :
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2017 - City, State
I was (and sort of still am) an incredibly picky eater who rarely cooked anything that didn’t have instructions printed on a box. Dh loves food and and cooking and got me to try a lot of different foods that I enjoy regularly now. I also really like cooking now and I love trying out new recipes.
Post # 6
Conspiracy theories, stand up comedy, healthy eating. I’m sure there’s a few more.
Post # 7
I’ve always enjoyed watching sports but I’ve never been really into professional sports. My husband is a huge huge football fan. When we first met I just went to practices and pep events. Once we started going to the games I got really into it. We never miss games together now 🙂
Post # 8
Me; Pokémon Go, geocaching, better organization,getting up earlier, board games, eating out more (before we dated-I rarely went out to eat), etc..
Him: Rom Coms, different foods (like eggplant/red peppers/quinoa etc.), musicals & plays, antiquing/thrifting/picking, paring down on clothes, etc..
all in all I would say we are good for each other despite having some opposites lol
Post # 9
Hmm, I didn’t know about/watch Firefly before Dh, and I’m still salty it was cancelled. I tried cream in my coffee the way he drinks it, but that sucks. He eats much healthier because of me, though, as he used to not touch vegetables or try new things.
Post # 10
Earl grey tea – my family is Chinese so all the “adults” were avid tea drinkers but it was usually Jasmine or Oolong, and always black. My siblings and I never really drink tea except when at a Chinese restaurant. My SO got me into drinking earl grey tea, like, at least 3-4 cups a day and with almost every meal. Then got me hooked on adding sugar to it (in turn I realized I really love honey and lemon in my tea and now he takes it that way as well!)
Also…steak?? When I was like 7 and still had yet to have ever had a proper steak, a family friend convinced me some bad pork was steak and I hated it so I never ate real steak until I was 18. Took my SO to Chipotle for the first time and I was adamant about getting chicken, but he got steak. When he didn’t finish his food, I started picking at it forgetting it was steak and just shouted “WHY DOES THIS CHICKEN TASTE SO MUCH BETTER THAN MINE?” So…yeah, now I like steak lol.
And maybe Apple? He was the first of the two of us to get an iPhone as a teen (the 5S at the time) and I followed soon after. Now I have Apple everything for all my tech. Also, Amazon Kindle e-readers!
Post # 11
Ooh, that reminds me that when Dh and I met, I had only eaten steak well-done. We went out west and he ordered a buffalo steak medium. It was the best meat I’d ever tried. I now order steak the way my dad did: “Walk a cow through a warm kitchen” rare. Best. Thing. Ever. And I was a vegetarian for over a decade when I met Dh!
Post # 12
This is such an interesting thread. My partner is a musician and I adore music and am a singer so I guess the main thing we’ve done is introduced each other to our respective tastes. He’s shown me things like Bernhoft, Fink and Phoenix. Lots of interesting downtempo indie stuff. And I’ve showed him lots of prog rock bands like Coheed and Cambria and Thank You Scientist.
Hes also got me into Minecraft which is how he chills out in an evening. And I showed him what is now his favourite anime series, Pop Team Epic.
Post # 13
we probably expanded each others musical taste (I discoved bands through him and vice versa) but I’m not sure what else, we have been together since 18 and best friends so discovered most things together.
I agree that I likely wouldnt have watched ‘breaking bad’ if it wasnt for him too though.
Post # 14
Vinyl. Hubby loves vinyl and has a great collection that I’m now adding to as well.
Post # 15
Crossfit! When we first started dating, he wouldn’t shut up about it, and I was like “Oh, he’s one of THOSE people.” Then I finally signed up for my first class, because running alone was getting boring, and I was hooked. Turns out it’s been the best thing – we now workout together at 6am every day, and it’s translated into healthier lifestyle choices for us both (cooking, eating cleaner, maintaining a good routine), and we have so many amazing mutual friends from the gym. It’s an amazing community, and they’re even throwing us a gym bridal shower complete with a couple’s workout! I’m very, very grateful because it’s made both of our lives better.