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Top 5 Worst Secrets To Never Hide When Dating


We all have snakes in the closet and are ashamed of our old selves at one point or another, but it’s best to be as honest as possible when you start dating someone. If you rip the band-aid off and put everything on the table, then you have created a solid foundation instead of a throne of lies.

You want to date someone that will accept the good, bad and the ugly anyways so if they decide to judge the hell out of you, probably don’t want to pursue an even more serious relationship with them anyways.

1. Married:

Even if you’re currently separated or about to get a divorce, if you’re technically still married then you need to let them know. The worst thing is finding out through the grape vine that you’ve already been through the whole marriage thing.

Most of the time people tend to go back to work their marriage out, so it’s considerate to give the other person a heads up that you have a lot of baggage when it comes to someone else.

2. Live At Home:

Your partner may begin to catch on that you don’t have your place when you never bring them to your place. They might be flattered that you think their place is awesome but trust me, suspicions will arise, and they will get it out of you. It’s nothing to be ashamed about if you had a minor setback with a job or life gets you down but blatantly lying about where you live is a definite no.

3. Children:

This one is a definite deal breaker for some people, and as much as you want to have a clean slate with someone, it does involve your children depending on their age. Also, there can always be baby mama or daddy drama that you need to warn your partner about so it’s best to embrace your parent lifestyle and come straight out and tell them.

4. Slept With Their Sibling:

If you have had a history with your partner’s family one drunken night or even a full blown out relationship that they’re unaware of, just start off by telling your side of the story before it goes any further. Shit happens, and people make mistakes and have past flings, but hookups will come back to haunt you one way or another, so it’s best to come clean when you have the chance.

Especially if you’re disclosing the people you’ve slept with in the past, make sure you slip in that minor detail, so they aren’t caught off guard when they hear it from the fam.

5. Deathly Ill:

This one is a touchy subject, and I know it can be an immediate red flag if you start a relationship knowing that the other person is on a time limit, but it’s better to know than not. It’s only fair to prepare your partner with all of the possibilities and outcomes of your illness so they can mentally prepare for any consequences of continuing in the relationship.

 

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5 Wierd Cheeses to Tickle Your Tastebuds


What is wine without cheese? What is cheese without wine? The answer is simple: incomplete and virtually unacceptable. But sometimes your run of the mill brie just isn’t cutting it anymore. Sometimes you need something new and perhaps a little weird.

If you’re getting tired of your usual cheese selection, take a walk on the wild side and try something a little different, more exotic, or stinkier than you would otherwise. Here are some super weird cheeses that any brave wine and/or cheese enthusiast should make a point to try.

1. Drunken Goat

No, the cheese makers do not have to get their goats wasted to make this delicious variety of cheese. That would be downright irresponsible – plus could you even imagine what a drunk goat could be capable of?

Legend has it that this cheese came about when a -perhaps drunken- worker accidentally dropped a wheel of cheese in a barrel of wine. After this, people went crazy for the stuff.

This cheese is cured in wine for a few days and manages to soak in some of the grapey flavors. Naturally, this cheese pairs well with fruity, jammy reds without being too goaty.
2. Epoisses

This cheese you literally eat with a spoon. No, you don’t heat it up in the microwave or over the stove with pasta. You let this cheese sit out until it reaches room temperature and you eat it with a spoon.

Dubbed by Briallat-Savarin (a long dead French foodie) as the “king of all cheeses,” this legendarily stinky variety was nearly forgotten during the World Wars but was resurrected in the 1950’s. This cheese is smooth and smokey and is good for dunking, no fondue pot required! Though, you might need a spoon!

3. Truffle Cheese

If you’re a true foodie like our aforementioned pal Brillat-Savarin, you know just how good truffles are. Naturally, truffles only make cheese even better.

This cheese is flavored with either shavings of the coveted fungus, its oil, or sometimes both.

Truffles give the cheese a nutty, garlicky, earthy flavor that some might consider pungent. But they’re wrong; it is delicious.

Various cheeses made with different kinds of milk are flavored with truffles, thus making it easy to find a truffle cheese that your mouth will like. Your wallet may not however like the price point this variety of cheese usually sits at, but it’s totally worth it.

4. Capriole Dairy’s OBanon

Here’s another example of just how well cheese goes with alcohol. This goat cheese is wrapped in chestnut leaves and soaked in bourbon.

The cheese is left woody and rich in taste without completely overpowering the goatyness of it.

So maybe you’re not a wino, if you’re more of a bourbon person break out this cheese the next time you pop open a bottle.

5. Deer Milk Cheese

Yes, this is a thing. And it’s not just a thing of ancient nomadic peoples. In New Zeland, people make cheese from deer milk. And it’s rumored to be delicious as well!

You can’t buy it in the states, but you can order it online through New Zeland’s premiere deer milk cheese artisans’ website at Whitestonecheese.com

Check out the video below for more on the best type of cheese!