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Woman 'Earns' Engagement By Making 300 Sandwiches

The Way To A Man's Heart?


Pinch me I thought this was the year 2013. You'd be fooled that we'd regressed half a decade after reading about the reporter who has taken up her boyfriend's challenge to make him 300 sandwiches in exchange for his marriage proposal.

Incredibly, the New York Post's Stephanie Smith not only picked up the gauntlet, but she's already 176 (no doubt now approaching 180) sandwiches into the bargain.

According to her blog, Stephanie has painstakingly and beautifully documented the arrangement with boyfriend Eric Schulte at

“You’ve been up for 15 minutes and you haven’t made me a sandwich?” he apparently asks.

What, you ask, is a modern woman doing slapping bread together for her partner in this day and age? Is a sandwich really the way to a man's heart?

Apparently he is the chef in the relationship, and she claims his elaborate cooking is a turn-on. So is he simply dishing up some quid pro quo?

“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.”

What do you think of this experiment?

Pure sexism, a bit foodie fun—like that of Julie Powell, who famously challenged herself to cook up Julia Child's recipes—or an embarrassing ploy for media attention?