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Anyone else get giddy when they meet a fellow Paleo-er when you least expect it?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created January 05, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I was heating up my lunch today and talking to a office mate from another floor and she asked me what I was bringing to our luncheon tomorrow. I told her I was bringing bacon wrapped dates and she jokingly said "You're not Paleo are you?" I assume she said it jokingly because she's never met anyone outside her inner circle either who was Paleo. Of course I responded yes and she looked at me with shock, disbelief and excitement. I'm sure that's how I looked as well when she asked me the question.

Our reaction seemed ridiculous at first when I got back to my desk, but then I thought, hey maybe I'm not so crazy and there are real people who do follow this lifestyle and not just bloggers and internet handles with names like BaconHealsChic, animalcule, and Namby Pamby ;). In all seriousness, do any of you still get giddy or have some other embarrassing reaction when you meet another Paleo-er when you least expect it?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Hey Sandra, I live in Belmont, about 30-ish minutes from you. Wanna get together sometime? I'd love to go hiking. I don't have a dog, but I love them!

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on January 18, 2012
at 01:31 AM

I drink blood, don't you? ;)

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on January 16, 2012
at 06:32 PM

I do have a dog and I LOVE to hike! I'm near Littleton, so about 15 minutes north of "The Notch" and about 2.75 hours from Boston. I'd love to plan a meet-up, if you're both interested.

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on January 12, 2012
at 01:57 AM

I'm flattered Matt :) I don't expect them to be Paleo (it would be a plus though) but they'd have to be totally understanding that this is my lifestyle at the very least.

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on January 11, 2012
at 06:00 PM

April, you look like a very attractive young woman. I'm sure you will meet someone before too long :) You may though be limiting your choice rather a lot if you also expect them to already be paleo :)

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 07, 2012
at 12:35 AM

Somebody else thought it was a dating site too (see under Diane's answer). http://paleohacks.com/questions/10869/is-your-significant-other-paleo

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

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on January 06, 2012
at 10:55 PM

True. And it could be that I am, in fact, batshit crazy. Jury's still out...

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on January 06, 2012
at 05:42 PM

If you fry it..they will come.

8be7a492e2844e2ad5595a6c73974f99

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on January 06, 2012
at 02:05 PM

agreed. that is how i roll as well.

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on January 06, 2012
at 01:53 PM

Yeah, vegetarians suck

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on January 06, 2012
at 11:45 AM

Is this PaleoDates.com now? :)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on January 06, 2012
at 11:30 AM

This isn't a commune, we pay for our bacon!

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on January 06, 2012
at 11:27 AM

Ditto. Just had an interesting discussion with a vegetarian at work - he thought that to be healthy we should eat less tasty foods. I explained my views that maybe we crave certain types of foods because we are adapted to seek them out specifically, and explained that fat isn't necessarily a bad thing. Didn't touch on meat, but did go into the effects of insulin on carbs. One step at a time.

E9808a9cfe806a22c0bdaff7c010c659

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on January 06, 2012
at 10:42 AM

"converted" made me think vampire thoughts :D

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on January 06, 2012
at 08:52 AM

I haven't been lucky enough to experience that yet, but I did find myself oddly starstruck when I discovered the person I had been casually chatting with while waiting in line at my old butcher shop was the hunter who provided them with all their venison.

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on January 06, 2012
at 07:46 AM

+1 for Los Angeles

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on January 06, 2012
at 06:52 AM

We should force everyone to buy these shirts: http://primalpalate.spreadshirt.com/make-it-paleo-A8259878/customize/color/351

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on January 06, 2012
at 05:20 AM

@Cody, well it wouldn't be Paleo if we didn't give in to our, ahem, primal urges.

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on January 06, 2012
at 04:26 AM

I live in hippieville USA too. Thanks for liking my name!

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on January 06, 2012
at 02:53 AM

This is why we need to come up with a hand signal that we can flash when we see someone who we think might be paleo.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 06, 2012
at 02:24 AM

You know that paleo and being batshit crazy aren't necessarily mutually exclusive, right?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 06, 2012
at 02:23 AM

Steenkin vegetarians!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 06, 2012
at 02:22 AM

April, I think we all know that you aren't hoping just for weekly shopping trips. Chicka chicka...

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on January 06, 2012
at 02:20 AM

+1 same here. I guess that's what I get for going to a hippie college. Also, I like your name.

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on January 06, 2012
at 12:57 AM

I can hear the quirky, flirty "meet-cute" soundtrack playing in the background. :-D

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(10663)

on January 05, 2012
at 10:23 PM

This is my fantasy of how I'd meet another Paleo-er: I'm standing patiently waiting to order some meat at Whole Foods. A really cute dude comes up and stands next to me and smiles. I then start getting a little anxious about him overhearing my ridiculous order of ribeyes, New York steaks and chuck steaks that may feed a family of 4 for a month but is only my food for the week. I then tell the meat guy what I want and after filling my basket up to the brim with those brown paper packages of meat, I turn around and the guy is staring at me, and if I'm not mistaken, he looks quite impressed. He looks down in my basket to see what else I have: a jar of coconut oil, veggies galore in those green plastic bags, and... is that some KERRYGOLD BUTTER? Oh she must be, he thinks to himself. He bites his lip. And utters out a single word as he looks back up at me: "Paleo?" I give him a big smile. "Why, yes I am!" I exclaim back. We then spend the rest of our time grocery shopping together, pointing in disgust at cereal loaded with sugar, and proceed to the cashiers together. We exchange numbers and decide to make grocery shopping a weekly get-together.

Now that I've embarrassed myself, anyone here in Los Angeles? :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 06, 2012
at 02:22 AM

April, I think we all know that you aren't hoping just for weekly shopping trips. Chicka chicka...

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 06, 2012
at 12:57 AM

I can hear the quirky, flirty "meet-cute" soundtrack playing in the background. :-D

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on January 06, 2012
at 11:45 AM

Is this PaleoDates.com now? :)

D30ff86ad2c1f3b43b99aed213bcf461

on January 07, 2012
at 12:35 AM

Somebody else thought it was a dating site too (see under Diane's answer). http://paleohacks.com/questions/10869/is-your-significant-other-paleo

2ab6415f5f20b8fe1d34a94c7be85e6a

on January 06, 2012
at 07:46 AM

+1 for Los Angeles

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(10663)

on January 06, 2012
at 05:20 AM

@Cody, well it wouldn't be Paleo if we didn't give in to our, ahem, primal urges.

0bc6cbb653cdc5e82400f6da920f11eb

(19245)

on January 11, 2012
at 06:00 PM

April, you look like a very attractive young woman. I'm sure you will meet someone before too long :) You may though be limiting your choice rather a lot if you also expect them to already be paleo :)

Medium avatar

(10663)

on January 12, 2012
at 01:57 AM

I'm flattered Matt :) I don't expect them to be Paleo (it would be a plus though) but they'd have to be totally understanding that this is my lifestyle at the very least.

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on January 05, 2012
at 10:39 PM

Umm.. well..I walked up and introduced myself to Mr. Paul Jaminet, using my real name, then changed it to my PH handle for some reason.. and he knew who I was :)

Other than that moment of extreme awesome, x11, I don't advertise how I eat or my lifestyle, those that do know my deal there is a rason why. If Paleo happens to flow into a random convo, not brought up or addressed by me, then I'm more than happy to discuss.

I go Ninja-style.

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on January 06, 2012
at 02:05 PM

agreed. that is how i roll as well.

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7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on January 05, 2012
at 09:07 PM

I never tell other people I'm paleo--I may have to share my bacon. :)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on January 06, 2012
at 11:30 AM

This isn't a commune, we pay for our bacon!

7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on January 06, 2012
at 05:42 PM

If you fry it..they will come.

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on January 05, 2012
at 10:32 PM

I dream of the day I chance upon a fellow Paleo/Primal/WAPF-er in real life. Would be so cool to have a local group and be able to do pot-lucks or gatherings where for once food wouldn't be an issue and we could totally geek out together.

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on January 05, 2012
at 10:54 PM

I got a Meetup notification just last week from a paleo nutritionist. Wants to meet at a gym this Saturday with other paleo types for a Movnat-type deal. I'm interested in seeing who shows up. This is in Columbus, Ohio and I haven't met a soul out here who doesn't think I'm batshit crazy. Exciting times!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 06, 2012
at 02:24 AM

You know that paleo and being batshit crazy aren't necessarily mutually exclusive, right?

531db50c958cf4d5605ee0c5ae8a57be

(8878)

on January 06, 2012
at 10:55 PM

True. And it could be that I am, in fact, batshit crazy. Jury's still out...

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on January 05, 2012
at 09:43 PM

I wish. All I seem to meet are a bunch of vegetarians.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on January 06, 2012
at 11:27 AM

Ditto. Just had an interesting discussion with a vegetarian at work - he thought that to be healthy we should eat less tasty foods. I explained my views that maybe we crave certain types of foods because we are adapted to seek them out specifically, and explained that fat isn't necessarily a bad thing. Didn't touch on meat, but did go into the effects of insulin on carbs. One step at a time.

Medium avatar

(2301)

on January 06, 2012
at 04:26 AM

I live in hippieville USA too. Thanks for liking my name!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on January 06, 2012
at 02:23 AM

Steenkin vegetarians!

A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on January 06, 2012
at 02:20 AM

+1 same here. I guess that's what I get for going to a hippie college. Also, I like your name.

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on January 06, 2012
at 01:53 PM

Yeah, vegetarians suck

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on January 05, 2012
at 10:10 PM

I've never a Paleo-er in real life, so I am sure I would be pretty giddy if I did :). I am thinking to try and start a meet-up group for Paleo people and see if I can find some. It would give me a way to meet/make some real life friends and maybe even find new/more friends for my kiddos. Living way out in the country is great most of the time... but sometimes you lack socialization.

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on January 05, 2012
at 11:00 PM

YES! It makes my day! It's nice to connect with people in person who follow a paleo lifestyle

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on January 05, 2012
at 10:16 PM

Jesse, I'm in northern MA in Billerica. How far from me are you. I like to hike with my Ridgeback and have a park pass for NE parks. Do you hike? Do you have a dog?

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Hey Sandra, I live in Belmont, about 30-ish minutes from you. Wanna get together sometime? I'd love to go hiking. I don't have a dog, but I love them!

0e5045fb58c84420a8eb7ee8d41dfc12

(258)

on January 16, 2012
at 06:32 PM

I do have a dog and I LOVE to hike! I'm near Littleton, so about 15 minutes north of "The Notch" and about 2.75 hours from Boston. I'd love to plan a meet-up, if you're both interested.

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on January 05, 2012
at 09:46 PM

I did get really giddy when I found out my chiropractor recommends even insists on paleo to anyone with health issues. But then I found out that he practices "moderation in all things". Then I was just super disappointed. Practice what you preach!

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on January 05, 2012
at 09:37 PM

:( I've never met anyone in real life who's paleo (other than my kids and the one other person I've converted). I'm in NH and definitely am in the uber-minority. My heart would sing if I unexpectedly met a fellow paleo!

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on January 06, 2012
at 10:42 AM

"converted" made me think vampire thoughts :D

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on January 18, 2012
at 01:31 AM

I drink blood, don't you? ;)

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on January 05, 2012
at 09:36 PM

Are you thinking about ask her on a date?

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