Woman Has to Make Boyfriend 300 Sandwiches Before He Will Propose

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We've all heard of that old adage, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Well, one woman is taking that saying way too seriously. Stephanie Smith is determined to get a ring from her beau, and the only obstacle, it seems, is his appetite. He told her that she had to make him 300 sandwiches in order to get a proposal. No joke. And she's actually doing it.

You see, her boyfriend is obsessed with two things: Star Wars and sandwiches. Every morning he gets up and asks her, "Honey, how long you have been awake?" Her reply, "About 15 minutes." To which he would say, "You've been up for 15 minutes and you haven't made me a sandwich?"

I can only imagine my reaction -- and that of most women -- if a boyfriend said this to me. First, I'd laugh. And then, if he was actually serious, I'd probably rethink how great a catch this guy was. But Stephanie understood that for her man, a sandwich was akin to hugs, kisses, and love. So one day she made him a simple turkey sandwich on toasted bread. She says her Alexander Skarsgard look-alike boyfriend devoured it like it was ambrosia from the gods and proclaimed, "Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!

Thus began her culinary quest. She started chronicling her creations on 300Sandwiches.com and she has certainly gotten inventive. Her blog featuring the eats has gotten the attention of famed chefs like Emeril Lagasse. Now nearly 200 sandwiches in, she is counting down the days (and deli meats) until she is engaged. Honestly, I think it’s a little demeaning and desperate. So if she couldn’t make sandwiches, does that mean he’d never propose? Shouldn't he want to marry her anyway? That said, I guess we shouldn't be too critical. Women have probably done a lot worse to win over a man.

What do you think of Stephanie making sandwiches for a proposal?


Image via 300Sandwiches.com

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adamat34 adamat34

Yeah....fuck that...Skarsgard or not.....thats BS...waiting for the follow up....Made 300 sandwhich"s and still no ring!!!....wow

justa... justamom272

So shes almost to the 300 for the engagement ring, how many sandwhichs will she have to make before the actual wedding? Then whats the count of sandwhichs when she wants to have a baby. This has got to be a joke.

JessL... JessLogansMommy

Read that actual article!  I think its very sweet. 

"“You women read all these magazines to get advice on how to keep a man, and it’s so easy,” he says. “We’re not complex. Just do something nice for us. Like make a sandwich.”"

chech... chechimansmama

My BD says I am still on "trial".  Can you believe that asshole 2 kids later and I'm still on trial. He says it's because he knows I'm a great mom to one child he needs to know I'll be great to two. lol. Of course I would love to be married to him but I don't really cre if we ever get there as long as he continues to be who he is, I will love that jerk always. lol

Rhond... RhondaVeggie

It's sweet and practical. He loves sandwiches, he couldn't be happily married to a woman that can't make sandwiches. 

the4m... the4mutts

This is really pathetic. Marriage should be based in love, trust and respect. If he doesnt want to marry her if she decides to stop making friggin sandwiches, or not share in cooking duties, then he is not marriage material. She seems very desperate to get that ring and get some babies popped out, and its really sad the lengths she goes to so she doesnt have to start over with someone new. I feel bad for her being with a dick, and feeling so desperate

Michael Weldon

No real issue with this, not that much different than any other dating requirement people have.  But I do wonder how he fed himself before they met.

Michael Weldon

4mutts, plenty of women won't date a dude without a job or who is too short or whatever.  Not sure how this is any different. 

bella... bellacazzate

I thought this would be tongue-in-cheek -- like Thug Kitchen -- but she's, like, really serious about it... and that's just sad. If he really wanted to marry her, this wouldn't be part of the equation. 

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