How to Seduce a Man Using Bacon

Ten years ago today, I shamelessly seduced my husband Mark and tricked him into marrying me. Here’s how I did it using items I already had on-hand (super-frugal) in my tiny dorm room in college.

Step 1: Cook bacon.
Don’t let the man of your dreams get away. Be sure to keep a never-ending supply of bacon in the fridge ready at a moment’s notice.

Step 2: Show a man bacon.
Like most men, Mark was completely oblivious about my feelings for him. Once I showed him bacon, there was no mistaking my intentions.

Step 3: Let man eat bacon.
Mmmmmmm….. Bacon!
Perhaps combine with lettuce & tomato for a healthy(ish) snack.

Step 4: Marry man and make babies!!
It’s THAT simple!!

Step 5: Repeat steps 1-3 as needed.

Happy 10th Anniversary, Mark!!! Wanna make BLTs for dinner tonight??


  1. hahaha, very cute. happy anniversary!! πŸ™‚

  2. Dear Valerie,

    Wait.. we’re.. we’re married? I thought that this was just some sort of bacon-for-babies deal.

    Mark πŸ˜‰

  3. Happy Anniversary! Glad you were able to show your love through bacon πŸ˜‰

  4. Happy Anniversary from one Bucknell couple to another. πŸ˜‰

  5. LOL, Happy Anniversary!

    This would work for my husband too. He loves bacon!

  6. Happy anniversary, you two…and thanks for the post–you may have saved our marriage. My hubby probably thinks I don’t love him because I refuse to buy bacon unless it’s on sale, which has led to us *gasp* running out from time to time, and having to, on occasion, *double gasp* wait weeks for the next sale.

  7. Well THAT isn’t what I expected to see on FFFB! :>) Happy anniversary you lovebirds, wishing you many more!

  8. Happy Anniversary!

    I’m not sure the bacon would work with my husband, but I’m sure it will be the way to my sons’ hearts for their future wives! πŸ™‚

  9. JDaniel4's Mom says

    I love how the bacon was presented. Happy Anniversary!

  10. LOL @ Mark! My husband would say something just like that πŸ™‚

  11. Mmmmm…… bacon…… I love bacon. That would work on me.

    Happy Anniversary!

  12. Happy Anniversary! May you have many more bacon filled years πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  13. We’ve got you beat by 10 years, and I totally agree about the bacon. I tried turkey bacon once – it wasn’t the same – happily our marriage made it through that rocky patch.
    Happy Anniversary πŸ™‚

  14. Happy Anniversery to a happy, fun couple!

  15. And here I thought that the modern gift suggested for the 10th anniversary was diamonds…

    (Happy 10th Anniversary, you Salty-Snack Lovebirds, you!)

  16. Happy Anniversary! My husband is all about bacon!!!!

  17. Oh, I just ran across a recipe I do believe Mark would enjoy….

  18. Happy 10th Anniversary! That’s the way some girl is going to get my 15 yo one day. He says he’s not getting married, but that kid LOVES bacon. If she cooks bacon, or better yet in his mind, something with bacon, chicken, and cheese, he will be hooked for sure. lol Hope you have a super special anniversary weekend. We’ll be celebrating 20 years next week, but bacon was in no way involved. πŸ™‚

  19. Happy Anniversary

  20. Awwww that a cute cute cute Anniversary post!

    Happy Anniversary!!

  21. Happy anniversary, newlyweds! I am going on twenty-four years this summer.

    Love the photos!

  22. LOVELY! So true- Bacon really is the way to a man’s heart!!

  23. That’s too cute!

    I made my husband (turkey) bacon wrapped olives a while ago. They were a hit! πŸ™‚

  24. You crack me up!

  25. thanks for the tip! i am finding my husband this year! lol
    happy anniversary!

  26. Happy Anniversary!

  27. Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!! We just had our 9th anniversary on May 30th; you have us beat by a year. Mmmmm…bacon. Unfortunately, my husband is a health nut and won’t touch the stuff. He will occasionally have turkey bacon, but even that is rare. Sad, right? My kids think I’m mom of the year when I make bacon though!

  28. That’s how it pretty much worked for us too. πŸ™‚ I almost bought my husband a “I LOVE BACON” t-shirt for his birthday, but couldn’t justify the cost. πŸ™‚

  29. Tomorrow is my third anniversary, how did you get the bacon to look like a bowl.

  30. Val, you forgot the tablecloth story!! You know it’s my fav. (Love this post btw!)

  31. Happy Anniversary!

    And OMG my 10th anniversary was also on June 2nd! Too funny.