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Woman Attempts To Woo Computer Programmer Into Marriage With Sandwiches

Sounds about right.
Sure, KK. (Know Your Meme)

Not the case here, apparently. (Know Your Meme)

A New York Post reporter has spent the last year making sandwiches for her boyfriend and documenting the process at her blog 300sandwiches.com. Her goal? Supposedly not a book deal, but an engagement ring.

How this came to pass: Every morning, she writes in this morning’s New York Post, her love would pester her: “You’ve been up for 15 minutes and you haven’t made me a sandwich?” That’s because, to this man (who supposedly cooks the more gourmet meals in their household), “Sandwiches are love.” When she finally gave in, his delighted response was, “Honey, you’re 300 sandwiches away from an engagement ring!”

And so a novelty blog was born. “Maybe I needed to show him I could cook to prove that I am wife material,” she muses in her big reveal for the Post. But what kind of guy evaluates potential life partners based on proficiency with deli meat? We may have an answer:

 We met at a restaurant in Chelsea two years ago when a friend I was dining with spotted an Alexander Skarsgård look-alike. An introduction was made, and I found out he’s a computer programmer, a Taurus (or as he says, “What’s that sign for people who don’t believe in astrology?”), obsessed with “Star Wars” and a very good cook.

Emphasis decidedly ours. Her paramour is Eric Schulte, mostly recently a developer at LearnVest.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why the brogrammer stereotype just won’t die.

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