Just imagine this: You're on a third date with someone you really like. Someone you see as a potential life partner. You go out for dinner and you order the heirloom tomato salad (great choice). When your food arrives, you gush about how beautiful the dish is, only to have your date utter something about how tomatoes are overrated or that he or she (*shock*) doesn't even like tomatoes. Maybe your date even hates tomatoes.
You have a very important choice to make in that moment. Could you really date someone who doesn't love tomatoes? Here are some important things to consider.
Could you really be with someone who wouldn't want to stuff their face with these things?
Or not want to whisper sweet nothings to this beautifully composed salad?
Could you be with someone who wouldn't want to get lost in the embrace of this black pepper crust + heirloom tomato combination?
What if this person doesn't like tomato ANYTHING, like not even tomato sauce. Could you really be with someone who wouldn't eat PIZZA with you?!?
But really, what other sneaky things could this person have up their sleeve if they don't immediately eat this gorgeous thing? Have you looked at their criminal record?
Could someone who really hates tomatoes be someone who is going to support you in life no matter what happens? I doubt it.
People who don't like tomatoes probably don't like cute puppies or kitties either. Could you deal with that?
Do you really want to introduce someone to your friends and family if they aren't willing to bow down to this important recipe?
Yeah. I don't think so.